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Lower back pain? Here is how to sleep.

Poor Sleeping postures may let you develop some lower back pain which may get in the way of a good night’s sleep. This is because certain positions can put unnecessary pressure on the neck, hips and back. It is important to maintain the natural curve of the spine when lying in bed. One can do this by ensuring the head, shoulders and hips are in alignment, and the back is properly supported.

Here is how you need to sleep

For many people experiencing lower back pain at night, trying out these following postures and tips may provide you with relief:

Sleeping on the back with Knee support.

Placing a small pillow under the knees can provide additional support and help maintain the natural curve of the spine.

Sleeping on the side with a pillow between

the knees.

When you put a pillow between the knees, this raises the upper leg which restores the natural alignment of the hips, pelvis and spine.

Sleeping in the fetal position.

Adopting a curled-up fetal position may bring relief during the night. This is because lying on the side with the knees tucked into the chest reduces bending of the spine and open up the joints.

Sleeping on the front with pillow under the stomach.

Lying on the body is usually considered the worst sleeping posture however, if you struggle to sleep in another position, consider placing a pillow underneath the stomach and hips. This can help improve spinal adjustment.

Sleeping on the front with the face down.

To try this, sleep with your face lying down and put a small but firm pillow or tightly rolled-up towel to prop up the forehead, allowing room to breathe. This should be done in addition to placing a pillow under the stomach.

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