Soothe Stiff Joints with This Sleep Position

Find the best sleeping position for joint pain.

A woman rests her head on a pillow after finding one of the best sleeping positions for neck pain.

Medically reviewed in October 2021

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.

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