Soothe Stiff Joints with This Sleep Position

Find the best sleeping position for joint pain.

Soothe Stiff Joints with This Sleep Position

Don't you hate it when you sleep wrong and all of a sudden getting out of bed is a struggle? 

So before you nod off, do a quick posture check. There are three sleep positions for joint pain that help ease strain on your head, neck, and back. What are they? Read on . . . 

3 poses for R&R 
According to the editors of Natural Prescriptions for Women, joint-friendly sleeping habits can help protect creaky body parts from developing a crick. Choose one of these postures: 

  • If you sleep on your back, put a small pillow under your knees. 
  • If you sleep on your side, avoid tucking your neck and chin into the fetal position. 
  • If you sleep on your stomach, put a pillow under one side of your body so your head and neck aren't strained. 

Medically reviewed in November 2019. Updated in February 2021. 

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