You need to make sure that you're as comfortable as possible when you're sleeping in order to ensure that your sleep time is uninterrupted and that you are able to get the rest that you need to function during the day. One of the main reasons why people have a hard time sleeping is because they experience back pain while they sleep. Luckily, there are three ways to reduce the amount of pain that you experience from your back. Consider these three tips to regain your night's rest.
1. Change Your Sleeping Position
If you sleep in a certain position every night and are experiencing back pain that is making it difficult to rest soundly, you might want to consider changing your sleeping position. One of the worst positions for your back pain is sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping flat on your back is also not recommended. Try changing your sleeping position to the fetal position in order to take the stress off of your back. If you are unable to change your sleeping position, consider putting a pillow underneath your knees if you tend to sleep on your back, bring your knees to your chest if you sleep on your side, and put a pillow beneath your abdomen if you sleep on your stomach.
2. Get More Activity During the Day
Another reason why you might not be sleeping as well is because you are putting a great deal of stress on your back during the day and only experience the damage that it does when you finally relax and try to sleep. In order to stop your back pain from building up during the day, make sure that you sit with your back slightly curved against a solid surface and stand and walk around as much as possible so that you can relax your back.
3. Get the Right Mattress
Finally, you need to make sure that you get the right mattress for your back pain and sleeping position. Side sleepers will need the additional support of a firm mattress in order to reduce back pain, whereas stomach sleepers can go either way. In order to test out mattresses, go to a mattress store. The mattress store will have many different mattresses that you can try. It is very common for people to wear loose fitting pants, similar to those that they would usually wear to sleep, and shoes that are easy to take off so that they can lie on the mattresses completely and get a good sense of if any of the mattresses would work for them.
For more information or for additional help in resolving your back pain, talk to your local chiropractor.
A few months ago, I realized that it was getting progressively more difficult to move around like I used to. Lifting was a chore, sleeping was difficult, and bending over was absolutely grueling. My back hurt when I did just about anything, so I decided to seek help. I contacted a chiropractor in my area for help, and it was amazing how helpful the chiropractor was. I was able to get in for an appointment the same day, and my problems melted away as the doctor worked on my back. My blog details my journey, so that you can see how helpful the right care can be.