6 Ways to Avoid Sleeping on an Uneven Hip
Sleeping on an uneven hip can lead to a number of issues. It can cause pain, inflammation, and even difficulty sleeping. The following are 6 ways to avoid sleeping on an uneven hip.
1) Put foam or a pillow between your legs
2) Sleep on your side
3) Use a wedge pillow
4) Place a rolled towel under your knees
5) Elevate one leg on top of the other by placing a folded blanket under the bottom leg
6) Take ibuprofen before bed
Why is sleeping on a severely uneven hip problematic?
Sleeping on your side or stomach can be really uncomfortable if you sleep on a severely uneven hip. The reason is because the uneven hip is making it difficult for your body to find the right position, and this results in pain.
If you are sleeping on an uneven hip, we recommend sleeping on your back. It is more comfortable and will help reduce the pain.
What Causes Uneven Hips?
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is the head of the femur and the socket is the acetabulum. There are two main types of hip dysplasia: developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and developmental dysplasia of the knee (DDK).
Uneven hips may be caused by congenital abnormalities, obesity, or trauma. It can also be caused by a fracture or dislocation in one or both hips.
The most common cause of uneven hips is DDH which is a genetic condition that affects about 1 in 200 people worldwide.
6 Tips for Sleeping On a Flat & Even Bed
Many people experience difficulty sleeping on a flat and even bed. This is because they have hips that are not level with the mattress.
Here are six tips for sleeping on a flat and even bed:
1) Place a pillow under your knees to create more of an incline in your hips.
2) Place a pillow under your stomach to make it easier to keep your head aligned with the center of the mattress.
3) Place another pillow between you and the mattress, so that you can rest your head comfortably on it without the risk of rolling off towards one side or the other.
4) If you still find yourself rolling towards one side or the other, place something soft like a towel or blanket in between you and the mattress so that it will prevent any unnecessary movement from happening.
5) Keep any clothing you might be wearing loose enough so that you can easily move around without getting tangled up in them when trying to sleep.