Your nighttime routine has more impact on the health and strength of your body than you might realize. If back pain is disrupting your way of life, you should think about adjusting the way you sleep. Here is a look at how to minimize back pain and improve the way you feel in the morning:
Change Your Sleeping Surface
Changing your mattress is a good place to start on your quest for reducing back pain. An older mattress might not be giving your body the support it needs to stay in alignment. Consider upgrading your mattress to an option like the iComfort Sleep System, which will evenly distribute your weight and keep you properly supported throughout the night.
Change Your Sleeping Position
The best sleeping position for your body is to lie on your back with your head elevated at a slight angle. This keeps your spine, your back, and your neck in a comfortable, neutral position. If you cannot get comfortable on your back, the next best position is on the side. Curl onto one side with a thick pillow to keep your spine in a neutral position. You should also place a pillow between your knees to keep your hips in alignment. If you sleep on your stomach, you could make problems with back pain worse.
Change the Way You Get in and Out of Bed
Rough, jerky movements are not healthy for your spine. When you get into your bed, you should first sit down on the side and support your body with your hands. Slowly twist your body until you are lying on your side, and move into your ideal sleeping position from there. When you get out of bed, you should move back onto your side and use your hands to push yourself up.
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