A good night’s sleep is important in maintaining good health. We spend a large proportion of our time sleeping. Therefore it is highly advisable to sleep on a good firm mattress and supportive pillow. Look after your mattress; you should flip your mattress every six months so that both sides get used evenly. Never do this alone! Ask for help and use good lifting technique.

The position you sleep in is important in Try to sleep on your back or in a side-lying position, instead of on your tummy. Sleeping on your tummy places stress on your neck, because you have to rotate it. Sleeping on your tummy also strains your lower back because sometimes the low back can become arched in this position.