Back pain can often make getting into bed a chore rather than a pleasure.
If you’re suffering from back pain, the pain often doesn’t stop when you lie down and close your eyes, meaning there can be a vicious cycle between back pain and sleeping problems.
But is there anything that can be done to help alleviate the issues?
TEMPUR looks at some of the best ways to tackle back pain while in bed.
Try sleeping with your back in a neutral position – not arching too much or not flat either. This will help take the pressure off your spine. There are two sleeping positions that can help alleviate the pain:
Although these sleeping positions work for many, they may not work everyone. Play around and find the position that works best for you.
The aim of a good mattress is to spread pressure evenly across the body to naturally align the spine and assist circulation during sleep. It’s important to consider your own body type as well as any health conditions when picking out a mattress.
Things to take into account when buying a new mattress include:
Sleeping on the right mattress will counter pain and discomfort throughout the day.
TEMUR’s memory foam mattresses are designed to properly distribute weight to allow fluid circulation to stop any pains occurring.
Using the incorrect pillow will only worsen muscle aches and back pains.
The right pillow will not only provide you with comfort, but also with the necessary support for your head, neck and spine, preventing many common forms of back and neck pain.
Choosing the right pillow and positioning it correctly is one of the most important parts of alleviating back pain.
Depending on the way you spend most of your time sleeping, you will require one of three pillow types:
By adjusting your sleeping position and pairing the right pillow with the right mattress, you will gain a better night’s sleep and alleviate back pain throughout the day and night.