However, although sleep is a physiological need and we do it every day, there are also bad habits that can affect our sleep and body shape during the night. Next we want to see why it is better to put a pillow between our knees at night.
1- Helps to improve body shape
Some sleep patterns are better for our spine, so how we sleep is very important. Research has shown that if we sleep asymmetrically in bed, it can damage the structure of our spine. For this reason, it is recommended to put a pillow between your knees while sleeping and in the fetal position, because it helps the body to have a symmetrical shape during sleep.
2- Prevents sciatica and back pain
Some people have chronic back pain. But placing a pillow between the legs can help align the pelvis and hip, which reduces the constant pressure and discomfort in this area, which is mostly due to the improper distribution of body weight during sleep.
3- Makes sleep much easier for pregnant women
It does not matter if you prefer to sleep on the right or on the left; Experts recommend that you sleep on your side during pregnancy. In this case, using a pillow between the legs can help spread the weight of the body and reduce the pressure on the back, which keeps the spine in a neutral position. There are special pillows that are designed for this purpose and are C and U shaped to fit the body shape.
Put the pillow right
Sleep in the fetal position.
If there is a gap between your waist and your mattress while lying down, fill it with a small pillow.
Place the pillow between your knees so that your thighs are high enough that your hips are in a neutral position.
If you prefer to bring the upper leg slightly forward, use two pillows (place the second pillow below the knee so that the adjustment is not disturbed).
Remember that in case of any discomfort, it is best to consult a specialist.
If you prefer to sleep on your back, you can lean on a pillow or cushion while sleeping. This also reduces back pain. If you feel pain when lying on your side, this may be better for you, as it keeps your back in a neutral position.
You can also put a towel or a small cushion under your waist to balance your body, which evenly distributes your body weight and prevents you from rolling or moving in your sleep.