Medical Information

Explore detailed information about a range of joint problems and treatments, including medications, surgery, physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Reading this will help you understand more about your own condition. There is also a glossary with explanations of many medical terms used in orthopaedics. You can find out even more by following the links page to other related websites, journals or professional medical associations.

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The Good Sleep Guide

Good posture is key to restful sleep, as is choosing the right mattress and pillows. The good sleep guide is a general source of information to help people get a good night’s sleep. It provides advice on the best way to sleep in your preferred position ie midline, lying on your side, lying on your front and lying on your back. Positioning of pillows will help support the body maintaining its natural curves and minimising stress. Helpful advice is provided regarding choosing the right mattress, duvets, pillows, exercise, looking after your back, avoiding stress and temperature of the room.

Individual needs and requirements may vary. Some people may experience difficulty finding a comfortable sleep position. If sleeping is painful and you cannot find a comfortable position, or would like more specific information the best ways to improve your sleep, consider consulting a Chartered Physiotherapist. The advice provided in this guide is designed to help make sleeping in your favourite position more comfortable. If these suggestions cause you to feel discomfort please seek professional advice.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Editor: David P Johnson MD.
St Mary’s Hospital. Clifton Bristol. BS8 1JU.
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