Before you take medications to do away with the pain, remember that the way you sleep is critical to healing, reducing inflammation and improving your mood. But at the same time when you are experiencing pain whether, from a pounding headache or period cramps, it can be tough to get some sleep. In fact, when you do not get to rest, the pain only increases. Sleep expert Dr Ajay Gupta shares tips on how you should sleep to reduce the intensity of pain and get restful sleep.
When you get a headache: Lie straight on your back and place your head in the middle of the pillow so that you can prevent the pillow from turning and twisting while you are asleep. This technique can help you get some quality sleep. Here's why you should take headaches more seriously.
When you get your period cramps: Lie on your back and place a pillow under your ankles to get some relief from the painful cramps. Make sure that your spine is not bent while you lie down.
When you suffer from a cold: Lie on your back and place several pillows (2-3 pillows) one on top of the other so that the level of your head is higher than the level of your body. This will reduce the discomfort.