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Fix Hunchback Posture While You Sleep (UPDATED)

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  • Learn how to fix hunchback posture while you sleep in this video! If you sleep face up, face down, or on your side, you’ll learn the best sleep positions to prevent your hunchback posture from getting worse!
    00:28-Causes of Hunchback Posture
    01:11-Sleeping Face Up
    03:48-Sleeping on Your Side
    04:36-Sleeping Face Down
    06:31-Before Sleep Tip
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    In this video you'll learn the best sleeping positions if you have hunchback posture. These hunchback posture correction tips will prevent your posture from getting worse and will help you fix your posture while you sleep. You'll also learn a simple hunhcback posture tip to help you while reading in bed!
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  • @Uprighthealth
    @Uprighthealth  2 ปีที่แล้ว +158

    What tips do you have for getting a good night's sleep? Drop me a comment! 👇
    👉Fix Your Hunchback with the Hunchback Fix Program: www.uprighthealth.com/hunchback

    • @BruceThomson
      @BruceThomson 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Good video, thanks. To sleep well, I eat no later than 5pm. Drink water so I don't dehydrate durinig night.Blackout mask. Blackout curtains. Blue-block glasses, and slowdown as 10pm nears. Decisively resolve conflicts. No alcohol. Decaf coffee. Daily exercise. Ice bath 3 mins each morning. Working on back exercises for psoras muscles - has almost cleared minor back ache in a few weeks, greatly helping sleep. Thanks again - I put away one of my pillows because of it.

    • @davidaaronharbin5500
      @davidaaronharbin5500 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @melissamoneganmullen9716
      @melissamoneganmullen9716 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I have been working to correct my posture for a few years now and have strengthened my back a lot. I was a side sleeper and always had issues in shoulders and thoracic spine area. So I have also mostly trained myself to sleep on my back. I now sleep with no pillow and have recently even ditched my headboard for the option to hang just the top of my skull off of my mattress. It feels great to me and I sleep well. Am I crazy?

    • @guyw6284
      @guyw6284 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Hello Sir, would you recommend sleeping on the floor?
      I have been doing this for a while, but someone told me recently that I would regret doing this (sleeping on floor), when I got older, I am 40 years old.
      Thank you for your time.

    • @guyw6284
      @guyw6284 ปีที่แล้ว

      Hello Sir, would you recommend sleeping on the floor?
      I have been doing this for a while, but someone told me recently that I would regret doing this (sleeping on floor), when I got older, I am 40 years old.
      Thank you for your time.

  • @kumbackquatsta
    @kumbackquatsta 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9216

    go pillowless to achieve immortality

    • @guyfromfortnite6308
      @guyfromfortnite6308 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1290

      Bro I sleep with a pillow on the top on my head, my head in on the mattress.

    • @nochannel6589
      @nochannel6589 2 ปีที่แล้ว +76

      @@guyfromfortnite6308 😅😅😅😅

    • @itsamonkieplanet9367
      @itsamonkieplanet9367 2 ปีที่แล้ว +395

      Always used a blanket as a pillow A small one since I was a baby. I can’t use a pillow. It hurts . They are to large and uncomfortable 🥴.

    • @EG_Diamond
      @EG_Diamond 2 ปีที่แล้ว +121

      I never slept well with pillows

    • @myGRRface
      @myGRRface 2 ปีที่แล้ว +139

      I lay on a few folded towels when staying at hotels since those pillows are always huge

  • @cchoe-juliak3212
    @cchoe-juliak3212 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3508

    Your hunchback and shoulder fix programs fixed a years-old shoulder pain in just a few weeks. Can't thank you enough. I had given up on my shoulder being pain free...🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • @HoeplessAlexis
    @HoeplessAlexis ปีที่แล้ว +536

    I’m a side sleeper
    And I noticed that I tend to really curl into that fetal position
    Sometimes so much my head is practically off the pillow
    Thank you for this advice !

    • @cokta006
      @cokta006 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Did u know that side sleeping makes your face unsimetrical?

    • @skygrey5921
      @skygrey5921 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@cokta006 haha wtf 😂 i see it

    • @Aram829
      @Aram829 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@cokta006 that explains a lot lol

    • @nazg3557
      @nazg3557 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@cokta006 I have noticed that as well, especially when you prefer a certain side

    • @letsgetartsy7069
      @letsgetartsy7069 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@cokta006 yes :(
      It's permanent and fixable with surgery I think

  • @kaylaharris1438
    @kaylaharris1438 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1794

    Thank you so much for mentioning the ab exercises, tight lumbar, and hip flexors! I am a licensed massage therapist and I mention this to my clients all the time. They are always amazed at how good they feel after I help them stretch out. They actually feel (and look) a bit taller because a good bit of that muscular pressure has been released in the session. They say I'm a miracle worker, but the truth is that we aren't taught the proper way to care for ourselves as we grow up. I hope your channel continues to grow so that you can reach more people and help them learn how to properly care for themselves and improve their health.

    • @rogue0007
      @rogue0007 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      i love this comment!! god bless physical terapy! we really don’t take of ourselves. thank you guys for sharing your knowledge

    • @Dreezyinco
      @Dreezyinco ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Come to canada please, we need you!

    • @Anonymous-zk3xc
      @Anonymous-zk3xc ปีที่แล้ว +1

      How should one stretch? I have annoying lower back pain and have always wanted to get a massage. I’ve asked people but majority of them say my lower back is weak. My lower back arguably hurts due to gym.

    • @carolferguson19
      @carolferguson19 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Excellent thanks 🛌

    • @lavatr8322
      @lavatr8322 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      What timestamp is it mentioned?

  • @BangMaster96
    @BangMaster96 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    Remember, as with anything in Life, it takes time. Don't expect instant results in one week. This will take a few weeks for your Body to adjust to and get comfortable to.
    To achieve any goal in Life, you need discipline, persistence and consistency. You can't give up half way because the results are taking time. Good luck to all my fellow Human Beings.

  • @sopyleecrypt6899
    @sopyleecrypt6899 2 ปีที่แล้ว +854

    I was a front sleeper my entire life, and was developing a serious dowager’s hump. Learning to sleep flat on my back has been hard, but I’m getting there a few weeks in now, and the hump is going. I advise stacking pillows NEXT to you to help you feel cosier, if you’re used to sleeping on your front or side. I also recommend upper back strengthening and stretching, start gently and build up slowly.

    • @mamalovesthebeach437
      @mamalovesthebeach437 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      When I was 19 I spent several months in a hip to toe cast (compound fracture from motorcycle vs car accident) so I HAD to sleep on my back. I've now (several decades later) begun sleeping on my side. To help get back to back sleeping I've used a king-size pillow alongside from my shoulder to hip. I lay on my side and settle back a bit against the pillow. I'm not fully on my side or back but nothing feels strained. And it does feel cozy ; )

    • @rainbowgirl949494
      @rainbowgirl949494 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      thank you! it’s good to see that someone is able to overcome this! I try to sleep on my back but I either can’t fall asleep or have sleeping paralysis. I feel so discouraged but your comment motivates me to try more

    • @_anaaaaa
      @_anaaaaa ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @@rainbowgirl949494 😭 same that’s why i stopped sleeping on my back due to sleep paralysis. How has it been going for you?

    • @rainbowgirl949494
      @rainbowgirl949494 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@_anaaaaa because of my worsening scoliosis I tried it again & first time in my life I could sleep on my back without any problem. in the morning I ended up on my side but it’s still a success.
      also someone told me that what helped her is taking natural (!!) sleeping pills. she took it for a very short time & later she could sleep on her back without the pills too

    • @mrsundaymorning
      @mrsundaymorning ปีที่แล้ว +3

      We Muslims follow the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw) in which the best position for sleeping is to the side. Alhamdullilah even after 1400 years of research, this side position still appear to be the best.

  • @porknbeans1977
    @porknbeans1977 2 ปีที่แล้ว +38

    I am now giving my super thick pillow *side eye.*

  • @SuicidalSummerSnowWoman
    @SuicidalSummerSnowWoman 2 ปีที่แล้ว +75

    i actually did this a couple years ago...and removed using pillows altogether...really works...my dowagers posture is now gone...takes a lil getting used to but its actually much more relaxing to sleep withoit than with a pillow

    • @ghihbgyu
      @ghihbgyu 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Did you ever experience upper back pain when sleeping without a pillow? That happens to me, like I'm doing a workout in my sleep.

    • @rokelle_2012
      @rokelle_2012 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@ghihbgyu This will happen until you train your muscles to get used to being in that position for a prolonged period of time. Your back will be a bit sore each morning until you get used to it.

    • @amandaglenn1612
      @amandaglenn1612 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

      It's gone?! I have a horrible back hump and am trying everything to fix it. I feel hideous!

  • @waedjradi
    @waedjradi 2 ปีที่แล้ว +176

    I love how when he gives his explanation - they are explained as if we should know this already because it is actually common sense. I love this channel!

  • @imtherapycat
    @imtherapycat ปีที่แล้ว +43

    I have suffered for years from 10-12 chronic tension headaches a month which, it turned out, were the result of cervical arthritis aggravated by poor sleeping posture with much pillow support. I'm now sleeping with a rolled-up towel behind my neck and have taught myself to sleep on my back. My headaches are all but gone!

  • @winsolivagant
    @winsolivagant 2 ปีที่แล้ว +37

    I'm a stomach sleeper and always have lower back pain. Gonna try that extra pillow tonight under my hips

    • @Uprighthealth
      @Uprighthealth  2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Enjoy a better night's sleep!

    • @bigboss-tl2xr
      @bigboss-tl2xr 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Also, partial sit-ups, crunches, I prefer Twist-ups. MAJOR relief of lower back pain once you strengthen your abdominal area!

  • @calijunkeryo
    @calijunkeryo 2 ปีที่แล้ว +57

    So ive been doing my own research on how to fix my posture for the past month or two. Your video is a great accumulation of all the knowledge ive learned. Other than the pillow neck stuff at the beginning. I did not know that and can't wait to give it a try.

  • @lordtbootyclappn1621
    @lordtbootyclappn1621 2 ปีที่แล้ว +124

    *Sleeps on back to fix posture
    Sleep Paralysis Demon: "lol aight, BET"

    • @voidcheque7019
      @voidcheque7019 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Every time I try to sleep on my back, I experience sleep paralysis lol. I'm gonna keep trying though.

    • @1Nathoo
      @1Nathoo หลายเดือนก่อน

      Jesus Saves🙏🏽❤️ Romans 10:9

    • @rbatz
      @rbatz 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      @@voidcheque7019 what does it feel like? never happened to me

    • @ItsKevin183
      @ItsKevin183 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

      @@rbatz I'm really curious too, i've never had it before

  • @ramseyhampton7625
    @ramseyhampton7625 ปีที่แล้ว +111

    Watching this at midnight, in bed, was everything. I learned new things and other things were reaffirming what I naturally feel like. Tight. Thanks

  • @Wil_Dasovich
    @Wil_Dasovich ปีที่แล้ว +46

    this is great!

  • @chnrik2717
    @chnrik2717 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    No idea how much I thank you for this video. I was suffering from bad posture for really long time. Your technique fixed everything like magic. Never knew the problem was caused by wrong sleeping picture for such long time. Now I feel great comfort. I searched this video again to thank you. Thank you & thanks again. God bless you🙏☺️

  • @raisupon
    @raisupon 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    This is the best sleeping position video I've seen! Thanks for sharing!!

  • @mimuru6409
    @mimuru6409 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I had really bad upper back pain recently and was looking for things to fix my posture because of it. I had one of those thick neck pillows and when I'd wake up I'd be in so much pain. Now l never thought that was making it worse but I switched it to a small pillow like he said. Game changer. Woke up with way less pain and actually the hump has gotten better!! Thank you thank you for this video!!

  • @jannamwatson
    @jannamwatson ปีที่แล้ว +48

    Those of us that are curvy do well with using pillows to create the neutral position. This is especially true for those of us that sleep on our sides. I started with a pillow between my knees years ago and quickly realized that my long legs meant that my feet were left dangling at an unnatural position, and it was putting a new pain in my hip as a result. As I have gone along, I find myself adding more specific pillows to "brace" my body into neutral for sleep. I have a nightly system now that involves 5 pillows and it just might grow to 6. I now sleep like a rock and never wake up with those strange back pains anymore. It's a fair trade but all the mismatched pillows took a bit to visually get used to. Now it's a whole 'thing' to make sure that the pillowcase covers remain different, otherwise I wouldn't know what pillow was supposed to go where.

  • @noonesbusiness8439
    @noonesbusiness8439 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    So much excellent information! I used to sleep without a pillow and am trying to get back to that practice. However I am finding flat pillows work somtimes and more flexible are good to have available. So much knowledge on so much ypu share!

  • @angusyoung119
    @angusyoung119 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I don't save a lot of videos. I'm saving this one

  • @WeWofficial
    @WeWofficial ปีที่แล้ว +128

    Thank you for including sleeping face down. So many people just talk about it being bad in general, but when I'm very anxious it's the only position that gives me any sleep at all!

    • @maxbergman9430
      @maxbergman9430 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      I will never understand how people find sleeping face down comfortble lol. That's the most uncomfortable sht ever

    • @drdoctor9733
      @drdoctor9733 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      @@maxbergman9430 Nah, you get a big floofy pillow in your face

    • @alisonmccain
      @alisonmccain ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@drdoctor9733 and how do you breatheee?

    • @drdoctor9733
      @drdoctor9733 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@alisonmccain With my lungs

    • @itzmonkeyface1420
      @itzmonkeyface1420 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@drdoctor9733 nah but like legit, how tf do you breath. That shit makes no sense to me man

  • @Sakura8421
    @Sakura8421 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    your voice is so soothing yet your video is so fun!! great video :’)

  • @kingelar
    @kingelar ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thank you so much for your knowledge and help, I like to curl a lot and no matter how much I practice straight back it comes back, now i know why

  • @austindoupe
    @austindoupe ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Matt, I just found your channel and love the content. This is the self help info I've been looking for! I have a specific question regarding the neck. How do I keep the "natural" curve in my neck while sleeping like this and doing the exercises seen in How To Fix Hunchback Posture In 3 Minutes? My doctor thinks the discomfort in my arm is from a pinched nerve and my straight neck. He gave me one of those travel pillows to use to try to get my neck back into a curve while I sleep. It worked but now on my quest for no neck/back pain I don't want my straight neck and arm pain to come back 😬

  • @otemplet9915
    @otemplet9915 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    @1:20 Me: lying down with two pillows at the back of my head with a double chin posture staring at my phone as I watch this vid

    • @_soMEone_786
      @_soMEone_786 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

      LoL Same here 😂😂😂

  • @deepblueftw
    @deepblueftw 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Thank you brother. Best posture fix video that has worked for me so far.

  • @marilynerickson7954
    @marilynerickson7954 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    You provide such helpful advice. I really appreciate your knowledge and attitude. An extra plus is the “bed head” for this episode. Thank you so much❤

  • @AspenSq
    @AspenSq ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Videos like these are one of the treasures of the internet. Thank you!

    • @Uprighthealth
      @Uprighthealth  ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm grateful for your support!

  • @lisak5804
    @lisak5804 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    My chiropractor told me to sleep with a rolled up towel under my neck (not the head)...even if I just do it 10 minutes a day it will help...but, I sleep on my side so now I make sure my head is straight and not bent over in a curve when I'm on my side...and make sure my chin is recessed and not up and out or pointed to my chest. I also reser my head by straightening the back of my neck...like trying to lift the head and flatten the back of the neck and then put my head on the pillow.

  • @adigi9170
    @adigi9170 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I love your channel! Just what I needed!

  • @SnakeAndTurtleQigong
    @SnakeAndTurtleQigong ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thanks so much!
    I get to have this conversation with clients all the time.

  • @naimahq8739
    @naimahq8739 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Watching this video is like reading a book in which the author makes you feel understood. 4:26 ameeeeen! I used to sleep in a semi fetal position and when I began sleeping straight head to toe while on my side I noticed a MAJOR difference. I was just listening to my body! This totallllyyyy justified that change with solid evidence!

  • @lourlopezsk
    @lourlopezsk ปีที่แล้ว +5

    I'm gonna start with this changes tonight. So useful. Thank you!

    • @NAME-zn2lp
      @NAME-zn2lp ปีที่แล้ว +1

      It’s been 3 weeks was that useful

  • @Kirtahl
    @Kirtahl 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Always insightful brother, thanks.

  • @salimufari
    @salimufari ปีที่แล้ว +2

    A trick I use to make sure my head is in the right plain as a side sleeper is to pick a vertical line while on my side. Then using one eye then the other change my pillow until both left & right eyes image of that line overlap cleanly. Any misalignment is clear when the view is offset either way.

  • @nataliej82
    @nataliej82 2 ปีที่แล้ว +97

    Thanks! I appreciate your goofy humor and extremely simple and helpful tips.

  • @Simon-sw4ov
    @Simon-sw4ov ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I‘ve been trying what you said for a few days now and already feel like it’s much easier for me to maintain a straight forward facing position without it feeling exhausting too quickly

  • @lindalouie9623
    @lindalouie9623 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thank you! This answers my questions about sleeping posture!

  • @itsmejt9283
    @itsmejt9283 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Ah…Thank you so much for the most appropriate video before bedtime 😌🙏🛏

  • @RootinrPootine
    @RootinrPootine 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    If you really have forward head posture, I can confirm that good pillow back sleeping will not “help” your posture. Anything low enough to extent your upper spine will transfer weight toward your head (thus into your neck) and you will wake up with neck pain. Your only option is to use a neck brace when you sleep, if you want to “improve” posture overnight. But even that does not do a great job. It is hard to apply traction to the upper spine without straining the neck. Sleeping with a rolled up towel under your upper spine should work better, but I have not gotten good results with that either, for the same reasons. You can either support your neck/head, or extend your upper spine, you cannot do both at the same time.

  • @Nemo-yn1sp
    @Nemo-yn1sp ปีที่แล้ว +6

    I switched to a buckwheat pillow 20+ years ago. Gets as flat as I need it, pillow under legs when flat, between knees when on my side. Fat pillows are only comfortable for a few minutes before they start to be a literal pain in the neck.

  • @aeko
    @aeko 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Best posture video I've seen, thank you!

  • @elizabethi.yapimperial8452
    @elizabethi.yapimperial8452 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I use Sutera pillow that works perfectly for me & removes my neck pain. It follows all the correct instructions that you described.

  • @nurseaylla
    @nurseaylla ปีที่แล้ว +4

    I’m gonna work on this, I’ve been feeling a lot of left side neck pain because of my bad posture and it’s triggering terrible migraines. Subscribed to your channel ✅

    • @Samual_33
      @Samual_33 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Hi I'm getting the same thing left hand side neck pain. I have a sharp pain just looking left at times do you ever get that

  • @dorsvenabili5573
    @dorsvenabili5573 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Excellent video, thanks for the upload!

  • @turnontheLIGHTS909
    @turnontheLIGHTS909 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    This was super helpful, thank you!!

  • @Murkydip
    @Murkydip ปีที่แล้ว

    That was sweet, thank you for posting this

  • @benharrison5816
    @benharrison5816 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I wish we had more ergonomic desks at school growing up, or just more thought put into students' posture and overall health. I think my hunching is due a lot to hunching over my desk for hours a day working on assignments as a kid, and since then, never really worked on it enough to correct. Thanks for the helpful video.

  • @trinawheaton9810
    @trinawheaton9810 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    I have started sleeping with one pillow and I already see a difference! Thank you so much!

  • @re2ema
    @re2ema ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Good timing. My neck pain just waked up today after consistent bad sleeping posture😭 , and the hump got bigger as it was two years ago 😩

  • @gamemakerviral3158
    @gamemakerviral3158 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thanks for this video. It helped fix a bad posture within a few weeks.

  • @Sidera17
    @Sidera17 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Just found your channel and am so glad! I have genetic kyphosis/lordosis/anterior pelvic tilt and it’s been really catching up to me the past two years with pain. I’m slowly losing shoulder mobility and range of motion so I’m going to attempt some of these fixes!
    I also have hypermobility and was wondering if these strategies need to be modified to accommodate that as well for the best outcome. Thank you for all the info!

  • @mimiporter9316
    @mimiporter9316 ปีที่แล้ว +156

    I’ve been training myself to sleep on my back for a couple of months. This was helpful. I’ve been a side sleeper for my whole life with a pillow between knees. My QL has been getting irritated from side sleeping since I changed mattresses. A video on how to train yourself to be a back sleeper would be great!!! I’m a LMT and I’m going to start sharing your vids with my clients!

    • @jayquinn9157
      @jayquinn9157 ปีที่แล้ว

      Isn't that dangerous though? I read somewhere, something about the brain's ability to flush out toxins can only occur while sleeping on your side.

    • @RS-hh3et
      @RS-hh3et ปีที่แล้ว +10

      What's QL..queer lover..?

    • @georgisalmini1211
      @georgisalmini1211 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@RS-hh3et quadratus lumborum

  • @osilva2367
    @osilva2367 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great information and great positivity as always!!❤

  • @alexrosario3635
    @alexrosario3635 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wow! Amazing information & so well said, subscribed!

  • @TheCC4S
    @TheCC4S ปีที่แล้ว +89

    My neck was in so much pain so I did your exercises. It helped immediately. So I went on to your back and shoulder tension relief. This also helped. Thank you so much. I may actually get some sleep now,

  • @lovemuffin10101
    @lovemuffin10101 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    This was the most helpful video on TH-cam. I have watched so many videos about this!!!

  • @BlazeTheDoja-qh1ey
    @BlazeTheDoja-qh1ey หลายเดือนก่อน

    im glad you showed how to do this on the couch. my wife is often mad at me.

  • @hkymom46
    @hkymom46 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Another helpful video. Thank you.

  • @emily-annalyward7749
    @emily-annalyward7749 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    This is insanely insightful, thank you so much!!

  • @lorenarodriguez9749
    @lorenarodriguez9749 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Me encantaría poder ver los vídeos con subtítulos en español, sería posible? Gracias de antemano! 😊

  • @franciskane540
    @franciskane540 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you so much! I didn't know if I needed a chiropractor or a neck brace! 🤔 I'm changing my sleeping position, now. Thank you for demonstrating positions. 🙏

  • @BlackHermit
    @BlackHermit ปีที่แล้ว

    Excellent tips, Mr. Upright! Thank you!

  • @Balutak
    @Balutak 2 ปีที่แล้ว +508

    These are really helping! Do you have any advice for a side sleeper about that tendency to round the shoulders in toward each other? I've tried to sleep with the bottom arm behind me but it usually puts my arm to sleep.

    • @AnaS-of8ri
      @AnaS-of8ri 2 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      I have this problem too! And I’ve tried keeping my shoulders back but I round them automatically while falling asleep and them I wake up all sore

    • @kinseyb484
      @kinseyb484 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      If I had to guess, it would be to strengthen the muscles in the shoulder blades/ upper back. Ever since I stopped weight training I've noticed I'm curling my shoulders in a lot more than I used to. (Side sleeper here also)

    • @alwaysunitg6470
      @alwaysunitg6470 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      It said that you need extra pillow to hug . Like in your thighs you put in the middle .

    • @rameyzamora1018
      @rameyzamora1018 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      I'm the same so my trick is putting a pillow along my front to discourage the curling over position. It provides a gentle support & feels very good.

    • @WideAwakeHuman
      @WideAwakeHuman ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Side sleeper also... I've never found anything that makes it work better. I just try to sleep on my back with no pillow as much as possible and it def helps

  • @ivonedefigueiredo9301
    @ivonedefigueiredo9301 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Thank you for this video, and other videos. I’m really keen to do the Asian Primal Squat, but it is going to take time.
    I love all the advice for the hunchback issue, and I have a big one. The main reason is that I have chronic rhinitis, and obviously the constant post nasal drip of gunk in the back of my throat. This leads to reflux, and I find the worst position for these issues is to lie flat or with one pillow. I noticed some time ago that no matter how I lie to go to sleep, I always wake up face up, but I can’t start flat as I feel like I’m going to drown. Literally drown. I do have mild sleep apnea, with low system oxygen.
    I find that it is comfortable, prior to falling asleep, to sit up as far as possible, and I tend to eventually fall sleep in a sort of sitting position. Obviously this is not helpful for the hump of course. The biggest problem with this sitting up position is the eventual sliding down of the body due to its own weight and gravity. Do you have any advice for sleeping comfortably in a “sitting” position? Thanks.

    • @winedoesthetrick4387
      @winedoesthetrick4387 ปีที่แล้ว

      Did you try going to an allergist? You may also have really bad allergies

  • @clumsylol8329
    @clumsylol8329 ปีที่แล้ว

    this is super helpful i’ve been going to PT for my chronic back pain and told them how i sleep and they cringed so hard and we’re shocked that i sleep so crooked

  • @pranovsaluja8067
    @pranovsaluja8067 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great content, amazing delivery!

  • @austinevplab7167
    @austinevplab7167 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    I found this video extremely helpful. After spinal surgery I started favoring my neck and slowly crept into really bad posture. After the first night of corrected sleeping position it didn’t reverse years of bad posture of course but I got out of bed without any neck pain, without the urge to favor the neck by looking down. But I have to say that while I excitedly went to the website for more information on the program, I quit reading after 30 pages of explaining what the program will do for me.

  • @christabellelysander4392
    @christabellelysander4392 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow. This is so informative. Thank you so much!

  • @sanmarcoexplorer2726
    @sanmarcoexplorer2726 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks a lot ☺️ and have a wonderful week.

  • @coop5329
    @coop5329 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Some of us need to sleep in pretty much a sitting-up position. Hiatal hernia, I'm looking at you. Same sort of issue with spinal/cervical stenosis; if your neck isn't in just the right position there's pressure on the brachial nerves and you wake up when your hands and arms hurt or go numb, or are even partly paralyzed.

    • @newt2120
      @newt2120 ปีที่แล้ว

      yo that happens to me! sometimes i wake up with my arm fully asleep. other times my right shoulder, and neck are very stiff and achy throughout the day. what do i do?

  • @yishujia186
    @yishujia186 2 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    I have mild scoliosis and I mostly sleep on my back. But I find it hard to sleep symmetrically. I notice my body loves bending to the right side while I am sleeping on my back. It happens so naturally that I am not even aware of it sometimes.

    • @deibu__
      @deibu__ 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Same, I fall asleep slightly tilted on my left back with my left leg slightly bent and my right leg extended

  • @thejuanderful
    @thejuanderful 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I hadn't noticed that my posture had improved, but my changes to sleeping position coincided. I ditched the pillow and use a 12'" wedge for my torso and a hump for my knees. Now that my attention is focused on it I can tell my neck posture has indeed improved. My lower back pain is gone or reduced. When stomach sleeping my neck and shoulders would sometimes seize up for a few days at a time, and that no longer happens. With the wedge I sleep comfortably and never change torso position.

  • @canerkose7769
    @canerkose7769 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks Champion! 👍 Really useful Information

  • @sekkachigaming
    @sekkachigaming 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Hi, that's for the vid! Very informative! I have a question regarding pillows - does this mean that memory foam pillows that are curved so that middle is lower than the top and bottom, imitating the shape of your head and neck are just in general bad to sleep on?

  • @linda3518
    @linda3518 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    But what do I do if my spine is straight, but my shoulder blades are sticking out which makes it look like I have a hunch back?

  • @Shwerib1
    @Shwerib1 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I always slept awkwardly.. i don’t have much time to do exercises, even though i do perform them wrong. Thank you for this video!

  • @butterflypooo
    @butterflypooo 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    So happy that you finally got some pillows Matt ✌🏼

  • @Tomas-tx6lq
    @Tomas-tx6lq 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    👍 Great video

  • @JuanRodriguez-hm8jy
    @JuanRodriguez-hm8jy 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

    🎯 Key Takeaways for quick navigation:
    00:00 Learn how to correct hunchback posture while sleeping, regardless of your sleeping position.
    00:26 Hunchback posture is often a result of repeated position practice (RPP). Avoid reinforcing it during sleep.
    01:09 If you sleep face up, use only enough pillows to maintain a neutral head and neck position.
    02:45 Gradually reduce pillow height to promote a straightened neck and spine during sleep.
    03:41 For side sleepers, avoid curling into a tight fetal position to prevent spine flexion.
    05:03 Sleeping face down can lead to low back extension; use a pillow under your pelvis to reduce this effect.
    06:00 Fine-tune your sleep posture to your bed, body, and preferences.
    06:55 Be mindful of your posture while reading in bed to avoid reinforcing hunchback posture.
    07:51 Consider the Hunchback Fix program for a comprehensive approach to fixing hunchback posture. Support the channel if you find the information helpful.
    Made with HARPA AI

  • @annied4970
    @annied4970 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    What a wonderful soothing voice.

  • @markjeffo6098
    @markjeffo6098 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just want to say thank you.Sleeping on a folded towel fixed my neck problem in days.I always thought it was squatting with a bar across my shoulders that was causing it.I appreciate the video.

  • @spydrsystm3x653
    @spydrsystm3x653 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    How difficult is this, having full on scoliosis?
    Most of my joints get dislocated frequently, I'm sure the multiple pillow thing is my problem.. but it's like quite literally impossible for me comfortably use one pillow, for many reasons

  • @adonvonilesere5642
    @adonvonilesere5642 2 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    My chiropractor has had me back sleeping using a pillow with a dent in the middle for about 20 years now. Unfortunately after trying your wall exercise to fix hunchback posture, I realize that I've got poor posture. I'm going to try a different pillow tonight.
    One sleeping tip: I've got a shaved head, so wearing a fleece nightcap is a must. Mine is long enough that it also doubles as a blackout mask.

  • @dechiffrer9700
    @dechiffrer9700 13 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Thanks for this explanation. Just what i needed

  • @lindakennethplouffe8920
    @lindakennethplouffe8920 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    like your videos very much came upon them by accident and glad I did, thank you

  • @beatsbyzed
    @beatsbyzed ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Hey Matt, the bump in my neck caused by my hunchback posture really causes me to feel extremely insecure. Is it possible to get rid of this bump without surgery?

  • @xkristixx
    @xkristixx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +157

    Love this. Any tips for a side sleeper who likes to hug a pillow (because it's most comfortable) which naturally rounds the back/shoulders slightly?

    • @ams914
      @ams914 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Get a body pillow! They're like 5 feet long. Also keeps your hips aligned.

    • @xkristixx
      @xkristixx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      @@ams914 that would be great if I slept alone but don't think my husband would approve. 😅

    • @MorpheusCh
      @MorpheusCh 2 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @@xkristixx why not? can just use a plain cover if that worries you

    • @tiergeist2639
      @tiergeist2639 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@xkristixx jealous of your body pillow? Omg.....clinging is not good for a relationship😉

    • @xkristixx
      @xkristixx 2 ปีที่แล้ว +60

      No. 🤦 Because it'll take up a ton of space on the bed. Body pillows are huge people...

  • @weaselfranklin7478
    @weaselfranklin7478 ปีที่แล้ว

    Love that this was done on a couch. Lovely 💓

  • @jimmysupafly1547
    @jimmysupafly1547 ปีที่แล้ว

    Im 47 now and have been having issues with my lower back. Some days it doesnt hurt and other days i wake up and can barely walk. I used to weigh 145 lbs and gained 40 lbs . I also used to sleep on my stomach. Now i sleep on my side and purchased one of those special shaped pillows that help prevent migraines. I just want a better back.

  • @flavafee
    @flavafee ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Really informative video! And presented non-judgementally, thank you for that ❤ Wondering if there are any additional tips for doing all this while dealing with reflux at night? Which makes being flat for too long uncomfortable

    • @sayyedarussell3981
      @sayyedarussell3981 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Adjustable base bed or a firm wedge pillow so that your your still laying flat but elevated some to help with reflux

  • @marcusrichards6511
    @marcusrichards6511 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

    I'm a back sleeper and prefer no pillow for this reason, as my posture during the day is mostly hunched. However, a chiro scared me away from having no support under my neck. They said if I don't support my natural neck curvature I'll end up with all kinds of problems. So my question is, would it be ideal to have a very thin 'something' under my neck for a bit of support while still maintaining a lengthened neck, with no tilt?

    • @gatoryak7332
      @gatoryak7332 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Two chiros recommended sleeping on my back without a pillow. I've been sleeping that way for two years. No problems created, a couple of big problems eliminated, multiple additional benefits. Tip: I fall sleep faster if I have a pillow touching the side of my head, and even fasterer if I have pillows on both sides of my head.

    • @marcusrichards6511
      @marcusrichards6511 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      @@gatoryak7332 Thanks for this reply, I was hoping my chiro just didn't know what he was talking about. Love the tip with having pillows on either side of your head. Gonna try this, thanks!

    • @rendomstranger8698
      @rendomstranger8698 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@gatoryak7332 2 years is an incredibly short time when it comes to possible long term neck problems. While there are plenty of reasons to distrust the advice of a chiropractor, your situation isn't one of them.

    • @gatoryak7332
      @gatoryak7332 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@rendomstranger8698 Most up-to date physios recommend standing and sitting postures that have the chin slightly tucked and the neck straight. Matt Hsu is one of them. Sleeping with the neck flexed or extended leads to problems in the long run. Re-watch this video @1:10.
      The most important thing to remember is that every individual should determine their own best practice. That takes awareness, experimentation, and vigilance. What works for me today might not be the best thing for me two years from now.

  • @aliibrahim5854
    @aliibrahim5854 ปีที่แล้ว

    Keep up the great work 😄

  • @Birdsong-Annalee
    @Birdsong-Annalee ปีที่แล้ว

    Great advice. I use a small (5" x 7") buckwheat pillow to hold my book or phone as I read on my side before sleep. It keeps my arms/ wrist/ shoulders free and in a better position.

  • @Nick-Nasty
    @Nick-Nasty ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Also, for stomach sleepers, it helps to rip a hole in the pillow that goes under your pelvis 👍

  • @AudioGardenSlave123
    @AudioGardenSlave123 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    Hello introverted tall people. We all know why WE'RE here.

    • @alexmora8841
      @alexmora8841 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

      At least I’m not alone in the struggle lol

  • @Ibdman2000
    @Ibdman2000 ปีที่แล้ว

    FANTASTIC video! Thank you for making it

  • @user-cg3zd8kl4y
    @user-cg3zd8kl4y 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you, your tips were very helpful!