Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?

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I was told in school that I should sleep without a pillow as it is good for spine and posture, I was just wondering is this correct?

ADD: the sleeping position is on the back, not sideways or on the stomach.
« Last Edit: 17/11/2009 16:25:02 by latebind »
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Re: Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?
« Reply #1 on: 17/11/2009 16:20:16 »
Probably if you just sleep on your back and don't move to your side. Otherwise your head would hang in a awkward position lying on your side and cause some strain.

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Re: Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?
« Reply #2 on: 17/11/2009 16:24:21 »
Oh, yes I should clarify that bit, I meant to say "Sleeping on your back"
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Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?
« Reply #3 on: 17/11/2009 23:57:36 »
I find sleeping without a pillow, and myself laying down completely straight to be ultimately relaxing, I wake up very refreshed and I feel very .. just nice :)
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Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?
« Reply #4 on: 17/11/2009 23:59:39 »
I should add straight on my back
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Does sleeping without a pillow improve spine and posture?
« Reply #5 on: 18/11/2009 08:07:39 »
I suspect you are on a mattress still? Lying flat on your back on a hard (non giving) surface can put some strain on the lower back (depending on how deep the arch is)

Lying in one position for a length of time has it's downside wrt pressure points and circulation.