Here is the Eazzziest back and neck pain action item you’ll ever get & it costs $ZZZero: Sleep Right.
Yes, the way you sleep can protect and more importantly RESTORE your back. Alas, Ranks Fans, getting into bed is trickier than you think.
We learned in PowerWire #13 that we all have a side bend to our spine influencing our posture, pain and performance.
Remember, our Exercise Life is composed of two parts:
A) Doing Stuff (weights, yoga, etc….)
B) Untangling our pesky Postural Asymmetries as we go (this is central theme of staying Muscularly Young)
By knowing which SIDE we are supposed to sleep on, we can fix ourselves while we sleep!!
So, once again go check out which love handle is bigger and higher – This is the side to which you are bending.
Next, get on you jammies.
If you have a right side bend and you sleep on YOUR LEFT SIDE, Gravity is now DEEPENING that side bend – You are sleeping wrong!
Avoid this by changing sides – If you’re a Right Side-Bender, Sleep on the RIGHT side. This way, Gravity is straightening your side bend.
In a preview of coming attractions, as we explore Flexibility in The Ranks, a recurring theme is harnessing Gravity to fix our posture for us…More on that later…
I know this action may involve changing years of habit and perhaps coming face to face with your snoring spouse/mattress companion du jour…
So take this advice – Get Right Back to Bed and Bed your Back Right! – with THE RANKS!!