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Greenwich, CT 06830 US


Sleep Ergonomics

Get a Better Night's Sleep with a Wellness Consultation at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich,  CT

woman stretching in bed after a good nights sleep from good sleep ergonomics

Did you know that the way you sleep at night could be helping or hurting your health? Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich, CT wants every patient to understand what good sleep ergonomics are and how people can improve them for better physical and mental health. 

How Your Sleep Position & Routine Can Affect Your Healing & Healing

If you sleep on a mattress that is too soft or too hard, the natural curves in your spine may not be adequately cushioned. Instead of being held in a neutral position, different areas of your spine may be forced out of alignment and subjected to increased pressure. This can exacerbate problems like chronic back pain, headaches, and spinal disc or nerve compression. 

Other possible problems with sleep ergonomics include:

  • Pillows that are too thick or thin (which can cause your neck to be excessively flexed or extended)
  • Sleeping position (e.g., sleeping on your stomach increases the amount of force transmitted through your neck and low back)

In addition to mattress/pillow type and sleeping position, your sleep routine can also help or hurt the quality of your rest. For instance, drinking alcohol or eating rich food too close to bedtime, or consuming stimulating media right before bed, can impair your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. 

Tips from Our Greenwich Chiropractor for Improving Your Sleep Ergonomics

If you wake up feeling stiff and sore, you may need to look into trialing a new mattress or pillow that will keep your spine more aligned. Our Greenwich chiropractor also offers these additional tips: 

  • If you sleep on your back, put a pillow under your knees to relieve low back pressure.
  • If you sleep on your side, put a pillow between your legs to maintain neutral spine and hips.
  • Use the log roll technique to get out of bed: bend your knees, put your feet flat on the mattress, and roll your shoulders and hips together as a unit before kicking your legs off the edge of the bed and coming to sit (to avoid twisting in the spine). 
  • Adopt a relaxing bedtime routine to prepare yourself for sleep. 

By maximizing your sleep ergonomics and habits, you'll be able to get the most out of any other services our chiropractor in Greenwich may offer for your acute or chronic pain condition. 

Wondering How Your Sleep Habits Are Influencing Your Well-Being? Master Your Zzz's With Help from Our Team at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich, CT

Contact Indian Harbor Chiropractic by calling 203-983-5426 to schedule your appointment with our Greenwich chiropractor and certified ergonomist, Dr. Diane Gailes!



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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Everyone in our 5-member family looks forward to appointments with Dr. Gailes. She is simply the best! She is a highly skilled and knowledgeable chiropractor who helps us feel better and who also teaches us different ways in which we can help ourselves and improve our own well-being. She is also one of the nicest people and we all think of her as a wonderful friend. We feel extremely fortunate to know her and have her in our Greenwich community."
    Jasna Dolgov
  • "Dr Gailes was thorough, patient and truly interested in solving for the root cause of my pain (desk ergonomics, sleeping pillow, lumbar support, etc). I’ve always been reluctant to go to a chiropractor- cracking and popping scared me! I was very pleasantly surprised at the approach- warm compress, electro stimulation and manual manipulation. Was a relaxing experience and I felt a difference! Am looking forward to returning for more relief! Thank you Dr Gailes!"
    Amy Vogt
  • "I'm commercial photographer and carry a lot of gear for the past 30 years. I met Dr. Gailes at a event and she convinced me I should try a treatment. I always had a my doubts about chiropractors, but she had a sweet manor and decided to give it a try. Wow, was I blown away how just one treatment gave me relief after years of abuse to my body. Very professional staff and office environment. I also have played sports and study martial arts for years. So you sports guys take notice, and let her do her magic!"
    Bob Capazzo
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