Sleep position is a question that is often met with frustration when I suggest to an individual that sleeping on their stomach is part of the reason they are not progressing with their Structural Chiropractic care. Of all of the sleep positions, stomach sleeping has the most risk and least amount of benefit.
Have you ever stopped to look at the bottom of your work shoes or favorite pair of sneakers? If the answer is Yes, then you may have noticed a difference between the two. Unless the pair is brand new, you probably noticed that one was a bit more worn than the other. So you have to ask yourself, why is this happening?
I remember taking a biochemistry course in college where the professor pounded the idea into us that “Structure Determines Function.” He was using this to talk about biochemical processes of course. However, this same adage is applicable to our own lives in many ways. Look at your car or any mechanical device. If the structure is not correctly placed, do you think it will function as desired? The same is true of our bodies. If the structural components of our body are not how they need to be, we will not function properly.