A Tribute to Iconic Furniture Designers

iconic furniture designers

Particular design styles wouldn’t exist without the designers behind each movement. The past century has seen dozens, if not hundreds, of notable furniture designers, people who have been at the forefront of design trends, or who have fashioned their own unique styles. This is our tribute to these international and Australian designers.

Here at Brosa, we love to celebrate furniture designers. Not only do they push the boundaries on furniture design and production, they use their considerable expertise to create top quality pieces known for their craftsmanship, strength and durability. As a result, designer furniture pieces can be – and often are – considered works of art.

Why have we created this resource? Because we want to give furniture designers (including ours) their due respect. Furniture designers toil hard to create new designs and innovations. Their efforts are rewarded when their designs – their intellectual property – are embraced and respected by the community.

Australian furniture designers make us proud by enriching our local art culture. Their original pieces are designed with top-quality craftsmanship and are made to last. But it’s not just the quality of a designer piece we’re interested in. Australian furniture designers rely on their authentic pieces for their income, while purchasers can expect an appreciation in the value of their furniture.

Buy from local designers, and you’re investing in the future of the local design community. You’re protecting their intellectual property. And more often than not, you’re also investing in a particular set of values, whether they are using organic or eco-friendly materials or engaging in local production.

Support and interest in the industry translate into more innovation and increased production. And we’re all better off for that. So to honour furniture designers, we’ve include a list of some of the most renowned designers in the industry, from overseas as well as at home. These designers’ unique styles inspire many contemporary furniture designers, which you’ll see in the designer furniture you’ll find at Brosa.

Click on the iconic designer below to find out more about their work and how they have contributed to the designer furniture industry.

International Furniture Designers

Mies van der Rohe


Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) made his mark as one of the 20th century’s most celebrated architects, thanks to his dedication to quality craftsmanship.

Mies’s furniture often blended luxury fabrics, such as leather, with chrome frames. We have him to thank for his cantilevered steel Barcelona chair and table. His other famous furniture pieces include the Brno chair and the Tugendhat chair.

Mies was the third and last Bauhaus art school director.

mies van der rohe barcelona chair

Barcelona Chair

Brno Chair

Brno Chair

Brno Chair

Tugendhat Chair

Le Corbusier


Le Corbusier – née Charles-Édouard Jeanneret – is considered a pioneer of modern architecture. His trademark furniture designs include sculpted, chrome-plated chairs that are both functional and modern.

The Swiss-born designer’s bold furniture was created for mass, industrial production. Among his most popular pieces of furniture were the “Grand Confort” and the LC4 chaise lounge.

In 1964, Cassina S.p.A of Milan gained the sole rights to manufacture his furniture designs, and it exercises this exclusive authority to this day (although many replicas exist elsewhere).

Find pieces inspired by Le Corbusier in our designer sofas collection.

Le Corbusier Grand Confort

Grand Confort

LC4 Chaise Lounge

LC4 Chaise Lounge

Arne Jacobsen


Danish-born designer Arne Jacobsen is renowned for his Scandinavian-styled furniture. His inspiration came from Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, among others.

His chairs combined functional and minimalist designs with quality craftsmanship. His springy-backed three-legged Ant chair (1951) sold in the millions, making it one of the most commercially successful chairs to date. Meanwhile, his Egg and Swan chairs still remain some of the most recognisable pieces from the mid-century modern design style.

Jacobsen was also a distinguished architect. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Arne Jacobsen Ant Chair

Ant Chair

Swan Chair

Swan Chair

Egg Chair

Egg Chair

Hans Wegner


Hans Wegner is another Danish mid-century modern designer who embraced modernist, functional furniture styles. First employed by Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller, he later when on to establish his own studio.

By the end of his career, Wegner had created more than 500 chairs. His style is renowned for combining a variety of natural materials. His “Round” chair (1949) is one of his most famous works – so popular, in fact, that is commonly simply called “The Chair”.

Find pieces inspired by Hans Wegner in our designer dining chair collection.

Hans Wegner Round Chair

Round Chair

Papa Bear Chair

Papa Bear Chair

Egg Chair

Easy Chair

Philippe Starck


Philippe Starck is a French designer who has produced remarkable designs across all manner of fields, from interiors to product design.

Starck’s product designs are known for their fluid form and subtle details. Starck strives to create democratic designs that are available to the masses. For this reason, his products are often mass-produced at affordable prices.

Starck designed the world’s first polycarbonate chair, the La Marie Chair. Other famous works include the Dr No Chair and the translucent Louis Ghost Chair, of which more than 1 million have been sold.

Philippe-Starck Round Chair

Le Marie Chair, Kartell

Dr No Chair

Dr No Chair

Louis Ghost Chair

Louis Ghost Chair

Australian Furniture Designers

Douglas Snelling


Douglas Burrage Snelling was an esteemed Australian architect and furniture designer (although technically, he was a British-born, Kiwi expat).

Snelling always had a way with design, opening his own graphic arts and show window design business as a teenager. In the 1940s, he moved to Sydney and opened a furniture and show windows business.

His chairs became icons of Australian furniture design with their parachute webbing and modernist features. In fact, they were Australia’s first real mass-produced furniture range in the mid-20th century. Among his most famous pieces are the Snelling chair and footstool.

Douglas Snelling Douglas Snelling Chair

Douglas Snelling Chair

Douglas Snelling Footstool

Douglas Snelling Footstool

Grant Featherston


Grant Featherston is arguably Australia’s most well-known furniture designer, having spent his life creating furniture pieces. Many of his designs are now considered collectables and collect high prices at auction. They’re also the basis for many furniture replicas on the market today.

A self-taught designer from Geelong, Featherston’s most famous pieces include the modernist Contour chairs of the 1950s. The chairs were made of single pieces of flexible plywood bent into shape without losing their strength. They were beloved for the way they were shaped to the contours of a human body.

Other works included the Scape chair, the Delma chair, the Stem chair and the Obo chair, some of which were created in partnership with his wife, Mary Featherston.

Find pieces inspired by Grant Featherston in our designer armchair collection.

Grant Featherston Eleanor chair

Eleanor chair

Scape Chair

Scape Chair

Roger McLay


Roger McLay was an early Australian designer. He experimented with all manner of materials, from steel and aluminium to glass, wood and concrete.

Born in Sydney, McLay began his career as a 15-year-old artist apprentice at greeting card manufacturers John Sands. At the same time, he learnt his trade at an Australian technical college – one of the first to do so. After WWII, he began work as a freelance designer and talented in both designing and constructing his pieces.

His most notable piece of work, the Kone chair (1948), became a classic furniture design from post-war Australia. It was made of shaped plywood and metal. The chair was put into limited production by McLay’s own Gloucester Street studio but was so successful it later entered commercial production.

Kone Chair

Marc Newson

Born: 1963

Marc Newson is an internationally-celebrated Australian designer who has worked on everything from furniture design to commercial aircraft design.

He graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1984, and was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council to stage his first exhibition. It was this exhibition that propelled him into international attention and continued to set records even years later.

Now based in London, Newson has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a CBE. His works have set numerous auction records. In 2005, he was listed in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

This prolific designer has items featuring in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, London’s Design Museum and V&A, the Vitra Design Musem and the Centre Georges Pompidou. His work collectively accounts for almost 25% of all items in the contemporary design art market.

Newson’s designed are notable for their smooth geometric lines and curved edges, reflecting organic shapes of nature. Among his pieces are the Embryo chair, the Lockheed Lounge and the Chop Top table.

Today, Newson is an adjunct professor at the Sydney College of the Arts and the creative director for Qantas.

Marc Newson Embryo Chair

Embryo Chair

Lockheed Lounge

Lockheed Lounge

Wood Chair

Wood Chair

Johnny Chamaki

Johnny Chamaki is an award-winning designer with a studio in Sydney. Chamaki showed promise for art and design when he began selling artworks to his friends’ parents at just 10 years old.

Fascinated by plants, Chamaki’s contemporary works are inspired by nature and unique geographical locations. One of his most famous furniture design ranges, the Outlaw Series, borrows heavily from Ned Kelly symbolism and folklore.

In 2002, Chamaki established the Chamaki Design Studio, focusing on furniture, objects, interiors and architecture. In 2008, he was recognised as the International Designer of the Year by Vogue, Germany and Shogun, Japan.

Outlaw Chair

Outlaw Chair

Firefly Chair

Firefly Chair

Bedroom Colour Schemes: Choosing The Right Palette For Your Lifestyle

There are a myriad of ways to spruce up a bedroom, but they all pale in significance when compared to a complete colour makeover. Getting that colour scheme right is an important but difficult task and can require a good degree of thought and planning.

Whether you’re undergoing a complete bedroom renovation or simply keen to freshen it up, one of the first questions to ask yourself is: which colour?

This doesn’t need to be a gruelling process of poring over colour swabs and galleries, at least not at first. In fact, it can and should be an exciting experience that leaves you delightfully scheming, not screaming.

Why You Need The Right Colour Scheme

Unless you’re clinophobic (scared of beds), you’ll probably spend more time in the bedroom than any other room in the house. It’s the first and last room you see every day and for this reason alone, getting the colour right is vital to suit your lifestyle.

For a room that looks like it’s come out of a magazine, understanding how colours work together is critical. High priced furnishings and the permanence of a fresh paint job is enough to scare anyone away from experimenting for fear of getting it wrong. For this reason, we see many drab interiors, but it doesn’t have to be!

  Aesthetic Benefits

Take a moment to work out your favourite colours and styles of your existing artwork and furnishings. What typical styles do you gravitate to when you flip through an interiors magazine? It might be that you are attracted to a contemporary palette with dark colours that are accented by pops of colour here and there. Maybe you like more of a country feel with whites, pastels, wood with reminiscent trinkets. We could write about bedroom colour schemes and designs until our fingers fall off but essentially it’s about what colours you like.

No doubt you’ll have a few generic colours in mind. That’s a great start because it helps you narrow your search from the get-go.

An important consideration in picking your colour scheme is to look at what furnishings and feature items you already have. If your bedroom is full of pink, feminine items, it’ll look a little strange to paint it a bright yellow or dark brown. Make sure your shortlisted styles fit the overall look and theme you’re going for. Do you want your bedroom to be invigorating or relaxing?

“Think about colours you like to be surrounded by and energy levels you want to create. Visually brainstorm by collecting paint cards, bedroom images and fabrics that appeal, put these into an ideas folder or online mood board and you’ll soon see your colour scheme emerging!”
– Susie Miles, Founder at Susie Miles Designs

Psychological Benefits

Colour can play a huge role in your mood. For example, it’s been scientifically proven that red makes you hungry, hence why McDonalds and most fast food chains (KFC, Burger King/Hungry Jacks, Pizza Hut etc.) use red in their brand logos.

For bedrooms, most people want a calm colour. As a guide, here are some popular bedroom colours and the moods they may induce:

  • • Yellows are cheerful and warm
  • • Greens are tranquil and healthy
  • • Blues are calm and serene
  • • Whites are innocent and spacey

Softer colours tend to promote sleep and relaxation, while bolder colours can energize the occupant. Lighter colour schemes work better for morning people, whereas dark colours are suited to night owls. Colour is very much a personal choice and can affect everyone in different ways. It’s like art; people love a piece or hate it. Generally speaking, tonal blues and greens are a safe bet in bedrooms since their restful colours to the eye and encourage relaxation.

Check out the BBC’s helpful Psychology of Colour page for more info.

“A muted palette is often invoked because we want to feel restful and calm in our bedrooms – making it easier to fall asleep or simply to retreat after a long day. Choosing to go for bold colour makes us feel more energized, awake and yet also cosy especially in a smaller space. If the bedroom is doubling as a work space, a pop of colour can help one feel energized.”
– Khristine Holterman, Interior Design expert at Revuu

What’s Trending


The plethora of colours on offer can seem incredibly daunting, even with their cutesy names like Bright Delight and Atlantic Mystique.

To narrow down this inexhaustible search, take a look at these current trends.

Neutral palettes: a word from the pros

By far the most popular choices for bedroom decorating are neutral, pastel colour tones. And judging by our expert guest contributors, it’s all about cool blues, greens and greys. This trend is down to a deep love and inspiration of nature, which has good application in the bedroom, promoting relaxing qualities of sand, grass, sea blues and so on.

Blues are a great choice due to their ability to produce a sense of calm and restfulness. There are so many variations of blue shades and the deeper indigo hues have been popular in recent times.

Other trending bedroom colours are “very pale greens, light blues, greys and off-white/tan; as well as saturated colours like dark navy, dark purple, pink and even black colours which are especially great for very small rooms with good natural light, because they can feel cosy yet fun.

“To create a soothing space, opt for cool colours – think blue green all the way through to grey. These hues are perfect because they tend to recede, producing a calming and relaxing effect. On the flipside, since you want your bedroom to be restful, steer clear of high-energy colours like bright green, deep red or bold hues.”
– Clare Hillier, creator at Checks and Spots

Clashing prints and monochrome

For the bold bedroom designer, do a bit of research on clashing prints or monochrome.

Clashing prints, as the name suggests, are deliberate contrasts that somehow work well together. It’s all about opposites, pairing a neutral print with a bold one, a small print with a big one, a textured print with a smooth one.

Inspired by 1960s black-and-white fashion photography, the confident monochrome style has endured due to its classic look that never goes out of fashion. The versatile combination works well with other colours and allows you to play around with colour more easily.

Monochrome walls mean you can add a splash of colour through your sheet sets or furnishings, like these Brosa chest of drawers or a bedside table.

Both Susie Miles and KR Moehr don’t write off strong colours. Susie says, “If richer deeper hues are your thing, try adding a pop of a stronger colour.”

They’re both a fan of Marsala, a rich red wine hue which global colour authority Pantone declared the 2015 colour of the year.

How To Choose Your Colour Palette

“Playing with colour in a bedroom can be daunting. A trick that stylists use is the 60:30:10 rule where 60% of the room is one colour, 30% another colour and 10% an accent colour.”
– Gina Ciancio, Style Curator

OK we’ve told you about the aesthetic and psychological benefits of bedroom colours, as well as the current trends. Now it’s time for the fun part … to actually choose the right colour palette.

We suggest adopting a holistic approach, based on a number of factors like those provided above:

  • • Observing current trends to gauge what’s hot
  • • Considering psychological and aesthetic benefits of certain colours
  • • Thinking about what vibe you want the room to give off
  • • By personality: artistic, outgoing, organised etc.


Colour Combinations And Experimenting With Colour

Step 1: Choose your base colour

This can be as simple as ‘off-white’ or ‘green’ but helps you to narrow down your search.

Step 2: Make use of technology

There are an increasing number of nifty interactive tools like Adobe Colour Wheel or Paletton to explore colour themes and combinations. Commercial outfits like Resene and Bunnings also offer helpful colour wheels and planners. Pick a few of your favourites.

Step 3: Go and get some paint samples

While these online colour wheels can be immensely helpful, there’s nothing like the real thing baby, as Marvin Gaye might say. Go to your favourite paint provider and pick up samples of your favourite colours.

Step 4: Observe

Khristine stated earlier that a colour can change based on different times of the day as the light changes. Go into the bedroom a few times during different times of day and monitor which colours you like and why. Maybe even jot down your findings in a notepad.

Step 5: Match with your desired fittings

Think about what furniture and styles will go with your shortlisted colours and if you have the furnishings already, place them side-by-side with your splash of colour.

How To Style Your Colour Palette

Remember it’s not just colour on the walls that makes a difference. It’s also about choosing things like:

  • A bedframe
  • Furniture like tallboys and bedside tables
  • Lighting to set moods and add focal points
  • Floor colours such as a carpet, floorboards and rugs
  • Throws and cushions
  • Personal trinkets and accessories

Here are some tips from the various industry experts we’ve interviewed:

“I love using beautiful textured grasscloth wallpaper, a luxurious upholstered bedhead or adding colour through the soft furnishings on the bed such as pillows or a throw.”
– Belinda


“Color is often brought in with accessories and art. This is where you can update easily and inexpensively after the original design becomes tired!”
– KR Moehr


“Stick to neutral tones and simple patterns for furniture and larger items and add colour with accessories and bedding. This is easier to get right and will save you money in the long run.”
– Gina


“Layering bed sheets in neutrals such as soft greys, charcoals and whites, then combining pastel shades like turquoise and particularly salmon pink in cushions and throws … To finish off your bedroom, style it with trending highlights in metallic accents of copper and bronze using accessories like table lamps and collectables.”
– Susie

The Importance of Sleep: Top Tips That Will Help You Sleep Better

We all lead constantly busy lives: whether it be work, family or the never-ending to-do list, it seems there never is enough time to a day. Among these priorities (work, family, commitments) that form the pillars of our lives, sleep becomes less of a priority. The way we sleep dictates our mood during the day, our sense of productivity and our overall quality of life.


According to a recent study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society, it is recommended adults snatch seven or more hours of sleep per night. This golden seven-hour rule should be no secret to us. But with a third of the study’s population getting six hours or less, it’s clear our actions don’t reflect this knowledge.


If you knew how much this sleep deficit impacts on our quality of life, you may be more inclined to grab a few extra hours. A recent survey involving over 28,000 subjects showed those whose sleep time was outside the seven-hour mark had substantially worse quality life, associated with physical illnesses.

Sleep More – Improve Your Quality of Life


1. Physical Health

According to the Restorative Theory of Sleep, shut-eye time allows our body to repair and rejuvenate, through repairing tissue, boosting muscle mass, synthesising proteins and releasing growth hormone.

These processes are essential to developing the strong immune system we need to operate optimally on a day-to-day basis. Indeed, a study that exposed a cold virus to its subjects after monitoring their sleeping habits, showed that subjects who had less than seven hours of sleep were three times as likely to get sick than those with eight hours of sleep.

2. Maintaining your weight

One of the lesser known benefits of sleep is better weight control. A 2005 study by Archives of Internal Medicine showed that overweight participants sleep less than participants of normal weight.


In our bodies, we have a hormone called leptin – key to making us feel full. But when you don’t sleep enough, leptin levels drop. This causes you to feel hungrier than usual, making you reach for those high-fat and high-calorie foods you know you should avoid.


3. Good sleep = good mood

Getting enough sleep won’t instantly flick on your happy switch, but it’s true that when you’re tired, you’re more likely to be cranky.


Lack of sleep negatively affects the way your emotions regulate, often increasing your stress levels through amplified moodiness, anxiety and aggression. While sleep won’t eliminate all your stress, it will increase your readiness to cope with it.

4. Improved memory

We all have two types of memory: the declarative “what” (e.g. what is the capital of Australia?) and procedural “how” (e.g. how do you open a door?). Both of these are key to our day-to-day lives.

Studies show that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate memories — both declarative and procedural. Safe to say, when you don’t sleep enough, these memories may not get stored properly, or worse, get lost altogether.

5. Mental clarity

Sleep affects the way you think. When you lose sleep, you’re far more likely to make silly mistakes (e.g. leaving your phone in the fridge) and become worse at solving problems than if you’re well rested.


When you don’t sleep enough the night before, the neurons in their brain are not able to function optimally the next day. Your ability to focus and decision-making abilities are significantly impaired.

More importantly, our safety is compromised when sleep is disregarded. The Institute of Medicine highlights that one out of five auto accidents in the U.S. is a result of drowsy driving, resulting in 1 million crashes a year.

How to Sleep Better


Allow quiet time before bed

Whether it’s the latest episode of Game of Thrones or the last few outstanding emails in your inbox, we understand the struggle. “Just five more minutes!” you reason with yourself. But it’s essential you spend these last five minutes up to half an hour before bedtime away from stimulants.


Doing work close to bedtime stimulates your brain and may cause you unnecessary stress, making it hard to sleep. In fact, bright lights from the TV and laptop can hinder the development of melatonin – the hormone that actually helps you sleep.


Take a hot shower.

Hot showers help you fall asleep, by relaxing your muscles. But do make sure you don’t take one too close to your bedtime. This can lead to overheating and sweating, making you uncomfortable and preventing you from falling asleep.

Try to keep the same bedtime over weeknights and weekends.

Staying up late and sleeping in at different times across your week disrupts your body clock’s circadian rhythm. It’s good to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, allowing your body to learn the optimal time to sleep.


OK, being practical, we understand that social events over weekends mean this is not always possible. While it’s okay not to follow your bedtime down to the minute, try to allow no more than an hour’s difference.

Sleeping Tips for Expectant Mums


Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the hardest things about pregnancy. Sweats, aching hips, heartburn that gets worse as you lie down — these side effects of pregnancy make the whole sleeping process difficult.

With the increased size of your abdomen, you wonder, what is the best sleeping position for both you and your baby? Is sleeping on your back okay, or is that bad? It’s important to find the right sleeping position and conditions for both you and the baby growing inside you.


Pregnancy: Finding the right position

1. Sleeping on your tummy

Certainly, this is OK to do during the early stages of pregnancy. As you move deeper into your pregnancy, you should avoid this sleeping position and will inevitably find you can no longer do this anyway.

2. Sleeping on your back

Much like sleeping on your tummy, it is OK to sleep on your back during your first trimester, but best to avoid in the later months of your pregnancy.

When you sleep on your back, your growing baby puts pressure on your spine, back muscles, intestines and, more importantly, major blood vessels that circulate blood to your heart.

So this position could restrict the amount of blood and nutrients that reach your placenta and baby. It could also cause your blood pressure to drop, leaving you feeling dizzy and nauseous, not to mention muscle aches and pains when you awake the next morning.

3. Sleeping on your side

Sleeping on the side, otherwise known as SOS, is the best. But which is the best side to sleep on – left or right?

The answer is your left. While sleeping on your right-hand side is much better than sleeping on your front/back, it’s still not as good as sleeping on your left. Sleeping on your right puts pressure on your liver while sleeping on your left prevents this.

Recommended by doctors and midwives, sleeping on the left allows your baby to receive the right amount of nutrients and oxygen through the placenta. It also helps your kidneys efficiently eliminate waste products and fluids from your body.

Make use of pillows: positioning a pillow under your body keeps you on your side, preventing you from rolling onto your stomach or back.

While sleeping on the left is the best, don’t panic if you wake up on your back or your right-hand side. Staying in one position all night isn’t comfortable, so it’s okay to turn from side to side; though, of course, favouring the left side is best.


Strategies to sleep better during pregnancy


Apart from honing the right sleeping position for both you and your baby, many mothers-to-be struggle with falling asleep. Below we have a few suggestions to help you ease your way into a good night of sleep.

1. Skip late night snacks

Consuming food and drink within two hours of bedtime will increase the likelihood of reflux or heartburn, so it’s best to avoid this.


2. Prop your body

Get a firm pillow and prop your head and upper body a few inches higher. This will put less pressure on your diaphragm, helping you breathe easier during the night.


3. Make your bed comfortable

As your spine will suffer more pressure than normal due to the extra weight of your stomach, try arranging different sized pillows in a way that would elevate your body and relieve back pain. A mattress pad is also handy in providing more support for your back.


4. Turn down the temp

The right sleeping environment is key to a good night’s sleep. As your body heat does increase during pregnancy, experiment with your room’s thermostat and find a temperature that is right for you.

5. Unplug well before bedtime

This is the golden rule most of us forget about in today’s tech-savvy day and age, but so important when it comes to getting a good night’s rest.

Be sure to remove any external stimulation from your presence fifteen minutes before bedtime. This includes social media, books, laptops, newspapers, television. Allowing your mind and body to unwind and relax at the end of the day will help you fall asleep better.

Getting a good night’s rest with a baby growing inside of you is no easy feat, but there are ways to make it easier on yourself, such as finding the right sleeping position, following a nightly ritual and creating a comfortable sleeping environment.

Sleeping with Back Pain

Back pain is common and affects most of us at some point in our lives. Recent estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that about 1.8 million Australians suffer from back problems. It has also been estimated that around 70-90% of people will suffer from lower pack pain at some point in their lives.

As sleep is a time for repairing tissues and boosting muscle mass, it makes sense to look at how you can reduce back pain through sleep. Your sleeping position itself may even be causing the back pain, instead of repairing it! Today, we look at the best and worst sleeping positions specifically for back pain:


Worst Sleep Position for Back Pain: The Freefall

Freefall sleepers, you may want to think about changing up the way you sleep. As sleeping on your stomach can flatten the natural curve of your spine, this may put additional strain on your back muscles — thus, making your back pain even worse. As your neck is crooked to the side while you sleep, this results in back pain between your shoulders.

If you’d like to continue with the same freefall sleeping position, the next best thing would be to put a pillow under your lower abdomen and pelvis. This is to support the natural curve of your spine.


Best Sleep Position for Back Pain: The Log

In the Log position, you lie on the side with both arms by your side. This position keeps the spine straight, which would help ease your back pain. Aside from this, side sleepers can also draw their legs slightly towards the chest with a pillow between their knees to further alleviate pain.

For Back Sleepers: Put a pillow between your knees – this is to allow your spine to maintain its natural curve.


Creating the right sleep spot

When it comes to sleeping, creating the right environment is just as essential as your sleeping position. Comfort differs from person to person. You may prefer a hard mattress or a soft one, or vice versa.

It’s important to choose a mattress that fully supports your back; so do some research beforehand and try sleeping on various mattresses in-store when you select your mattress. A firm or medium-firm mattress is usually the best option.

Aside from this, it’s also helpful to use a contoured pillow to alleviate neck strain. Alternatively, you can sleep on just one pillow, instead of a stack of pillows, to keep your body level.

While the log is the best sleep position for back pain, it’s fine to move around a bit while you sleep – don’t literally be a log! In fact, if you maintain a sleep position for too long, this may actually amplify your back pain.

Back pain is not fun, and unfortunately, it doesn’t stop when you go to bed at night. So it’s important to find the right support for your back when you sleep. You can position pillows unique to your sleeping position, or altering your sleeping position to alleviate the pain.

We hope the above suggestions will help all of you with back pain in getting a better night’s rest and some back pain relief.