Dr. Shifflett was quoted in an article about sleeping with ankylosing spondylitis in HealthCentral. The article, titled "6 Steps to Sleep Better When You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis," provides some pointers such as using a firmer mattress and utilizing sleep-designed ear-plugs. Under two of the author's tips, Dr. Shifflett provides his wisdom:
"3.Give a Cervical Contour Pillow a Try... 'You want a neutral spine angle, so that means a neck pillow with the right amount of support,' adds Grant Shifflett, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center..."
"6. Breathe Easier With a Mindfulness App... Yep, sleep performance anxiety is real, says Dr. Shifflett... 'You need to practice trial and error to find out what works for you,' [he] says. 'Start with a mattress and pillow that take some stress off your spine and joints, and begin practicing good sleep hygiene, and it's likely that you’ll find yourself sleeping better.'"
Dr. Grant Shifflett quoted by Elizabeth Millard in HealthCentral
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