Tips for Preventing Back Pain During Sleep

07th Mar 2016

If your back pain gets in the way of a good night’s sleep, your mattress and position of how you sleep may be to blame. Check out these tips, provided by the National Sleep Foundation for better sleep:

  • Invest if a new mattress that is medium to medium-firm. If you can’t afford to buy a new one, place some plywood beneath your mattress.
  • If you’re a back sleeper, sleep with a pillow beneath your knees to help ease pressure on your back. Stomach sleepers would place the pillow under your belly. Side sleepers should place the pillow between your knees.
  • Carefully get in and out of bed, avoiding quick movements. Roll to your side, use your arms to help push yourself up, and carefully swing your legs over the side of the bed.
  • Get regular exercise, and make sure you work on your back and abdominal muscles.