The pain relieving expert explains: Train away back pain while you sleep – is that possible?
Many people sleep in a lateral position at night. With bent legs. This promotes the development of back pain. How??? Back pain already develops during sleep.The good news first – if you can train them while you sleep, then they can be “worked out” again.
Let’s look at the sleeping position that many people take up: The majority of people sleep in the so-called “embryonic position” with their legs drawn up. The legs are bent in a similar way to when sitting. The daily strain caused by a posture that has been adopted is continued during the night.
An average adult sits 7.5 to 11.5 hours a day. This sitting position is now continued during sleep. This means 16-20 hours a day with legs tightened. Hm….Permanently with angled legs – day after day! Weeks, years, decades!
What are the consequences: Muscles such as the hip flexor and the surrounding fascia become increasingly inflexible as they are permanently held in a “shortened” position. Based on the sitting position, this results in shortening of the “front”. At the back, an overphysiological tension is created. The traction force exerted by the muscles in the front part of the body increases over time as the muscles become more and more inflexible. As a reaction to this, the muscles in the rear part of the body have to counteract this so that the upright “standing” is possible.
The same applies to “sitting” in order not to be pulled down forwards.
Result: An enormous pressure on the spine! The wear on the spine increases so quickly that the body’s normal ability to repair itself is constantly exceeded.
Can the back pain be relieved during sleep? And how?
The answer is simple: Don’t sleep with your legs bent, but rather flat and stretched out on your back. But how can this be done? It can be a challenge if you have been sleeping for years mainly with bent legs and also with a pillow. This is all a question of training.
In the beginning it will certainly be difficult because the body is used to a different position. But little by little the body can be retrained.
– lie flat on your back, with your legs stretched
– on a hard mattress
– do without a pillow
A hint: Of course you will notice that you move around in the night and then suddenly you are no longer lying on your back. Whenever this is noticed, just turn back again. Give yourself time, because this will happen very often, especially in the beginning. After all, you have been training something else for the last decades.
By the way, it is possible to make new appointments again.
Until the next time.