Monday, December 26, 2011

Improving Your Sleep to Relieve Lower-Back Pain

Do you toss and turn at night because of lower back pain? Part of the problem may lie in the mattress you sleep in. Studies have shown that a number of factors are involved in your sleeping habits that may contribute to lower back pain. From body positioning to the firmness and surface material can contribute to giving your back the proper relief during night time.

While there may not be any one solution that will solve every single body type or problem, there are key steps you can take to get a better night’s sleep for you and your back.

Position – Most people find themselves belonging in the category of stomach sleepers, side sleepers and back sleepers. Identifying which category you fall under can help to turn your attention that space in your mattress. The right mattress for your body type will help you relieve high-pressure points that can hinder proper circulation. Getting the proper circulation is important when you sleep as it should be able to deliver the proper oxygen levels to your body.

Additional support – Everyone’s comfort level is different. Providing additional support by way of a cushiony pillow top, mattress topper, or a firm body hugger may help to alleviate your lower back pain.

Choosing the right mattress – Whether you’re searching for a quality brand name mattress, or an affordable alternative, being well-informed prior to making your purchase can go a long way into providing you with a good night’s sleep. Everything from makes and models to warranty information, purchasing a mattress is an investment purchase.

If you are cross referencing the benefits of a Sleep Number vs. Tempur-Pedic bed, is a great resource for potential buyers. This site provides important buying tips as well as additional tips on how to care for your mattress so you can maximize its effectiveness on your body.

It is highly recommended that if your back pain is severe, to go and see a medical physician, therapist or a chiropractor. These recommendations are simply ways that can help to alleviate your lower back pain, not completely solve the problem.

1 comment:

  1. Great advice, many people suffer back pain when sleeping and don't realize that they could reduce or eliminate it by improving their sleep posture.


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