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Tips for a Happy & Healthy Back

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Tips for a Happy & Healthy Back

June 3rd, 2022

Stretch Your Back Regularly

To prevent major back problems you need to keep moving because a sedentary spine is an unhappy spine. Your stretching regime may be as simple as lying down and gently bringing your knees to your chest on at a time. Alternatively, attending yoga classes or Pilates to strengthen your core.

Your Sleep Solution

According to the Sleep Foundation, 33% of your life is spent sleeping, so the way you sleep should help, not hinder your spinal health. At Sleepy’s we understand the importance of spinal health, that’s why we are the only retailer with a range of mattresses tested and endorsed by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA). Sleepy’s and SleepMaker work closely with the ACA to design mattresses that help alleviate back pain and pressure points. Our Bed Fit specialists are trained to recognise factors that might hinder sleep, based on individual conditions, spinal alignment and sleeping preferences.

 

With a wide collection of mattresses available at different price ranges, Sleepy’s Bed fit specialists will be able to find you a mattress to suit your needs.

 

If you’re not sure where to start Sleepy’s Find Your Mattress survey could be just for you.

 

Don’t forget about your pillow!
Many people have trouble finding a pillow that encompasses the ideal balance of comfort and support. When your mattress is such a large and important investment in your life, the type of pillow you choose to rest your head upon is just as important, to ensure you sleep healthy each and every night.

When buying a new pillow, you should consider certain factors—including upper body support, durability, breathability and allergen resistance. Pillows are highly subjective to your preference. Some sleepers may prefer a surface for their head to sink into, while others may prefer a firmer surface for additional support.

Check out our Pillow guide for more information.

Visit a Chiro

If you are having severe back pain, it might be time to visit a professional. A chiropractor can look at your body and spinal column to see if there’s any pressing issues that may not be causing you any problems now but may be detrimental to your future health.

A chat with a chiro can help you understand about the importance of your spinal health, and how little everyday changes make a HUGE difference to your overall health.

Technology’s Downfall

Tech Neck affects all people who use devices and crane their neck for long periods of time, and often causes serious problems in the future.

On average, Australians spend 5.5 hours on their phone each day. A third of us check our phone within five minutes of waking up in the morning and 70% use our phones during mealtimes.

If your device habits are causing you pain, consider visiting a chiro. Your local chiropractor carefully assesses each patient individually and tailors your care accordingly, by using a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as spinal adjustments, manual therapy and low-force intervention to offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare.

Prepare for a better night’s sleep

Thinking about overhauling your sleep health? Discover more helpful sleep tips at Sleepy’s Bedtime reading guide.