The way you sleep determines whether you will suffer from backache or not. Sleeping on the floor is a good way to provide spine support. But you have to sleep in the correct way!
What are the benefits of sleeping on the floor? Here are 5 benefits that come with it:
1. You can truly “let go”.
Because there is nothing there to take the shape of your body, it cannot sink into the mattress, so it won’t need to tense up you can actually relax and let go of tensions in your body.
2. Reduces lower back pain.
As the spine straightens and lengthens you get that feeling of release in your lower back and throughout your spine.
3. Aligned hips.
So many issues come from misaligned hips, imbalanced muscles and body, poor posture and misaligned boned can trap nerves. A straight wooden floor can realign the hips.
4. Aligned shoulders.
Misaligned shoulders can put strain on your neck and back, causing chronic pain, and even headaches. The consequences of a misaligned body take time to show up but it’s the details that many ignore which cause the greatest injuries. A straight wooden floor is perfect to realign the shoulders.
You cannot achieve a nice lengthened posture if the pillow or mattress take the shape of your head and body. It means that if your head and neck are in a wrong position they will take that shape.
A wooden floor, if sleeping on the back, will align your head, neck, spine, hips, the whole body.
Remember that sleeping is the body’s natural way of healing, so sleep in a good resting position to enhance the process of healing.
A good posture also tell your brain it is happy while slouching tell your brain it is unhappy and sends signals of stress as well.
Thus by simply aligning our physical body we tap into mental wellbeing , happiness and optimism as well. And laying on the floor, on your back makes things very easy, you don’t even have to think about it, you just need to enjoy the moment.
Other awesome benefits include grounding, less tossing and turning, fall asleep immediately, wake up earlier and there’s this feeling of clear mind that I always experience when I sleep on the floor. But that comes down to you experimenting and experience it for yourself.
Source: Urban Women Fitness