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Sleep Ergonomics

Sleep Ergonomics From Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich

If you are experiencing unsatisfying, non-rejuvenating sleep, a chiropractor at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Greenwich can help. Below is more information about what kind of mattress and accessories are ergonomically best for you based on your specific body type.

What is Sleep Ergonomics?

Sleep ergonomics takes a comprehensive look at your sleep habits including the furniture and products you use. Dr. Gailes will discover where your pain is coming from by asking questions about your sleep position, the firmness of your mattress and pillows, your sleep accessories and your sleep environment. After going over your health and pain history, and discussing your sleep patterns, Dr. Gailes can give you a diagnosis and treatment plan to alleviate and reduce your neck and back pain.

Why You Need Sleep Ergonomics

incorrectly will misalign your joints, causing all sorts of pain and stress in your body. Sleep issues arise from something as simple as uncomfortable sheets.  More complexly, because of an ill-fitting mattress/pillow based on your body and weight, an uncomfortable sleeping atmosphere and the types of food you eat before bedtime.

Mattresses and Pillows

We’ve all heard of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.  We want to find you the mattress that is juuuuust right.  You want a mattress with a firmness that allows you to keep a straight spine when you’re lying down. 

Light-weight: Soft firmness because less support is needed if it’s too firm you’ll discover uncomfortable pressure points, most likely in your hips and shoulders, where blood circulation is lost.

Average weight: Medium firmness.  A good test is to slide your hand under your low back.  If you can get it in without feeling too much movement it’s a good sign of proper firmness for you. 

Heavier weight: Firm mattress because it gives the most support and curves to the body/joints better so you don’t feel like you’re sinking in and misaligning your joints.

Mattress Firmness

  A general rule for pillow firmness: keep your head elevated in a position that keeps your spine straight throughout. Tips For Quality Sleep (

Pillow Firmness

•        Taste – Don’t go to bed hungry

          200 cal. Snack 90 mins before bed

          High fiber and protein: fruit, oatmeal, peanut butter, cheese

•        Smell – Stimulates alertness

          Calming, soothing scents: lavender, chamomile, mint

          Fresh air: open windows, air filter

•        Touch – Clean and cozy

          Natural and breathable: cotton, down, linen, silk

          Well-fitting, high thread count products for moderate/cool comfort and longevity

•        Sight – Darkness cues melatonin, the “sleep hormone”

          45 watt, non-halogen, natural light bulbs

          Black-out curtains

•        Sound – Eliminate disruptive noises

          White noise machine

          Effective, least jarring wake-up alarm

How a Chiropractor Can Help Manage and Treat Sleep Ergonomics

A chiropractor can improve your sleep ergonomics through a wellness consultation and chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Gailes can realign your joints through chiropractic manipulations. When your spine and neck are working together and are in the right place, this will take pressure off other parts of your body, relieving the pain you are experiencing. 

Call Our Greenwich Chiropractor Today!

Make an appointment today to end your back pain and neck pain. You can visit us at Indian Harbor Chiropractic 209 Bruce Park Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. You can also reach us by phone at 203-983-5426.


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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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