STIFF SORE BACK AT NIGHT?

I'm writing from stunning, hot Malaga, yes it is lovely, yes the hotel is stunning – but the bed isn’t my bed and I've been suffering the last two nights.

I've been waking up feeling stiff in the morning, tossing and turning at night trying to find a comfortable position to support my back and neck. Having such terrible sleep the last two nights has inspired me to write this blog with helpful tips to help you with your sleep.

I've a slipped disc from an injury years ago – so I need to be very careful with my back and keep it mobilised each day. Traveling, sitting and lounging on stiff sun loungers have made my low bak rather stiff the last few days – I'm suffering the consequences when I go to bed.

Chronic back pain was found to affect several dimensions of sleep, including (Kelly, et al., 2011):

* Sleep disturbance and duration

* Poor daytime function due to lack of sleep

* Sleep quality

* Sleep satisfaction and distress

* Sleep efficiency

* Increased time...

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How your tongue affects your strength & vision.

posture tongue Jun 19, 2019
 

How your tongue affects your strength & vision.

The physiologic resting position for the tongue.

Your tongue musculature is connected to the muscles of the jaw and the throat. If you have poor positioning this can have an effect on your neck position and stability and recent research has shown it to have an effect on muscle strength.

Link to the study can be found here 

We firstly want to get your brain to know where your tongue should be resting throughout the day. To do this we need to carry out a simple exercise. (See video)

You want to try and do this three times every hour for the next 5 days. (During the day)
The benefit is it may actually impact on your vision, impact on your neck stability, neck pain, shoulder issues, and balance.

Go work your tongue! SJ x

 

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