How to grow taller by adapting good sleeping habits
Posted Mar 17 2009 4:21am
I'm 5'6" (1.68 m) tall. As a young girl, the first thing I do every morning after I get up is to look at myself in the mirror. Sometimes I think it would have been better if I had been taller. This morning, after making that wish again, I decided to look for tips for growing taller on the internet. I'm 23 and I didn't hope to find something useful, but surprisingly I found an article about the relationship between sleep and growing tall! I did a little research and found some sleep tips for getting taller. You'll be surprised to see such an important role sleep can have on your height. Enjoy reading.
All natural ways of getting taller contain a series of specific exercises. You should note that none of those exercises would help without sufficient sleep, because as I said in the article "sleep tips for fitness", your body releases growth hormone during sleeping hours of the night. On the other hand, gravity has a continuous pressure on your body and spine disks and makes them more compact and therefore shorter. While you lay on bed, the direction of gravity is opposite and its negative results will disappear.
To get the best benefits from sleep follow these sleep tips. These tips help to keep your spine straight that helps to stay as tall as possible:
1. Sleep on a firm mattress: Make sure that your mattress is firm and able to give full support to your body. It should keep your spine as straight as possible while sleeping, and take your body in a straight posture, which is necessary to obtain heights. Soft mattresses might make your spine curved and you would become shorter than you really are. 2. Sleep on your back: Sleeping on the back will remove negative effects that the gravity has had on your spine during the day. Try to keep your legs as straight as possible on the bed. This position might be difficult at first if you are used to sleep on your side like me, but you will get used to it soon.
3. Sleep on a very thin pillow: The best position is to sleep without a pillow, but if you can't, make sure to choose a pillow as thin as possible. Putting your head on a thick pillow will bend the neck forward in a very unhealthy position. This position can be dangerous for your spine in the long run.
Try to follow above sleep tips. Don’t give up if you find it difficult to sleep on your back or without a pillow. You'll get used to it. Change your mattress if it's soft as soon as you can, because it would harm your spine. Let me know when you get used to these tips. Don't forget to share your ideas and knowledge with us and link your tips back to this post.