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The best and worst sleeping positions for chronic pain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

Sleep smart with these positions to avoid problems with chronic pain

You spend about a third of your life asleep. If you struggle with any kind of chronic pain, you had better make sure that the time you spend sleeping reduces your pain rather than increases it.

Thankfully, the intersection of sleep and chronic pain isn't a complete mystery. You simply need to choose your sleeping position wisely.

Sleep smart with these positions to avoid problems with chronic pain

Sources: Harvard Medical School, Pain Physicians, Med Center TMJ,

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