If you have extension problems, your pelvis gradually anteriorly tilts during the night causing excessive lumbar lordosis. Try sleeping on your back with pillows under your knees; if you sleep on your side, draw your knees to your chest to bring your spine out of extension. Do not sleep on your stomach without a towel or pillow under your waist. If you wake up in the middle of the night, draw both knees to your chest to stretch your spine into flexion. Before getting out of bed in the morning, pull your knees to your chest to stretch your lower spine. As you stand up to get out of bed, keep your lower spine flexed or rounded as long as possible until you are standing tall.
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