Back and neck pain are such common complaints among athletes and active people that they’ve become something most learn to just deal with after a while. Those aches and pains can be caused by a number of factors, but how many times have you blamed a bad back or neck day on “sleeping weird”?

You may actually be on to something.

We put a lot of stress on getting a good night’s sleep if you train hard and want to build muscle, but your sleeping positions matter as much as the quantity of shut-eye you get when it comes to staying injury-free.