If you are suffering from jaw pain, you might be wondering how you can get comfortable and sleep at night. Getting a good night’s rest is important for the healing process. Here are some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Pay attention to your position. Your sleeping position is hard to change because it is one of the longest standing habits you have in your life. But it is important to remember that some positions are better than others. And while changing the position that you sleep in takes time and effort, it can help a lot in the long run. We recommend sleeping on your side because it can help decrease the clenching of your jaw. Sleeping on your back is OK as well, but it is not has beneficial as sleeping on your side.

Choose your pillows. When you go to the store there are so many different types of pillows to choose from. However, the problem is that pillows that are designed to prevent neck pain don’t often fit most people well. If you sleep on your side, here is what you can do to create your own support system with your pillow.

  • Place your pillow on the wall of the bathroom in front of a mirror where you can clearly see your reflection as you simulate laying on your side.
  • Rest the side of your body on the wall in a position comparable to how you sleep at night.
  • Your nose, chin and the center of your breastbone should line up and down, supported by the pillow.

By improving your sleep position and pillow you can improve your sleep each night. Contact us at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on how you can improve your sleep.