Try Out Some Of The best sleeping position for back pain

Have you tried waking up in the morning feeling more exhausted than refreshed? It might be that you did not try some of the best sleeping position for back pain.

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that people have. Some causes attributed include: poor positioning, poor mattress support, or poor pillow support. You probably should look for the best sleeping position for back pain.

 

 

There are six sleeping positions that experts recommend to avoid future episodes of back pain.

  1. Supine position with knees supported
  • Best sleeping position as it evenly distributes weight

How to do it:

  • Lie on back facing the ceiling. Avoid twisting your neck sideways.
  • Place pillow behind head and neck area.
  • Put a small pillow behind knees
  • Optional: Place additional pillow behind back area
  1. Lateral position with pillows in between knees
  • May strain the lower back as it deviates the spine from normal position

How to do it:

  • Lie on preferred side.
  • Place pillow behind head and neck area.
  • Slightly pull up knees, then place pillow behind them.
  • Place another pillow at the waist area for extra support
  1. Fetal position
  • Recommended for those who have herniated disc as it reduces spine bending

How to do it:

  • Lie on preferred side.
  • Place pillow behind head and neck area.
  • Slightly pull up knees towards chest until back is straightened.
  1. Prone position with pillow under abdominal area
  • Worst sleeping position

How to do it:

  • Lie on their front.
  • Place slim pillow under abdominal and hip areas to raise mid-section
  • Use flat pillow for head, or without one
  1. Prone position with head face down
  • Worst sleeping position as head is turned to one side

How to do it:

  • Lie on preferred side.
  • Place pillow behind head and neck area.
  • Place pillow or rolled towel under forehead for breathing space
  1. Reclined supine position
  • Good for people with isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • Invest on an adjustable bed

What are you waiting for? Try these out now, and see for yourself which works best for you.

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