back pain, Sleeping with back pain

SLEEPING POSITION WHEN YOU SUFFER FROM LOWER BACK PAIN

One of the recommended position is to sleep on your side with pillow between your knees. How does this position help?

If lying flat on your back feels uncomfortable, try sleeping on your side:

  • Allow your right or left shoulder to make contact with the mattress, along with the rest of that side of your body.
  • Place a pillow between your knees.
  • If there’s a gap between your waist and the  mattress, consider using a small pillow there for added support.

You should resist the urge to sleep on the same side. Doing so may cause issues like muscle imbalance and even scoliosis.

How does this position help?

Sleeping on your side alone won’t make you feel better. Its using the pillow between your knees that’s the trick. The pillow will keep your hips, pelvis and spine in better alignment.

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