4 ways to overcome sleeping with
If you have it, you know how difficult it can be sleeping with back pain. Whether it is upper, lower back or even discomfort from your neck or legs, sometimes it’s impossible to get comfortable in bed.
Here are a few tips that may help.
- A supportive bed base – a good bed base is essential for many back pain sufferers. A standard slat base is sufficient, cost effective and works with most mattresses, they allow airflow through the mattress reducing the moisture content that gets trapped in the mattress. The range of bed bases at www.homenadbedding.com.au are really well priced and great quality If you have a slat base check for broken slats under your mattress, if you don’t require a new base but have any broken parts be sure to replace them as soon as possible. If the slats are too far apart fill the gaps with extra plywood/melamine or timber slats to increase support and reduce sag.
- Get a new mattress – if your mattress is over 7 years old the materials inside may have started to breakdown, becoming less supportive. Foam Mattresses like our JellyFish Mattress are very popular choice for people sleeping with back pain as they have a continuous, equal level of support throughout the whole mattress providing constant spinal and all over body contouring support. All JellyFish Mattresses are Core Chiro approved and are one of the best mattress for back pain, and a sore or bad back.
- Sleeping Positions. Side sleeping – if possible side sleeping can help reduce pressure on your back, use a thin small pillow between your knees and alternate sides you sleep on each night.
Back Sleeping – If you need to sleep on your back try a pillow under your knees to help relieve lower back arch pain.
- Pillows – Some hotels now have a “pillow menu” indicating how important the right pillow is for sleep. If you are a side sleeper you may prefer your pillow to be thick enough to keep your spine straight but not too thick that it tilts your neck up.
Back sleepers may prefer a slightly lower profile pillow as it only needs to fill the neck nook to achieve a neutral position for your body. If the pillow is too thick it will tilt your neck upwards causing discomfort.
Try and remember to make your movements in and out of bed slow and steady, and always consult your doctor before making any decisions regarding your health. For more information check out our website, like and share our posts or Facebook page to help others sleeping with back pain get some sleep.
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