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The Good Posture Blog

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Best Way To Sleep With Back Pain

Graphic of no pillow between kneesHave you ever dreaded going to bed because of neck or back pain? For some people this is an ongoing issue and it doesn’t always need to be. I have been teaching my patients with back pain how to sleep comfortably for over 30 years, and doctors for the past 10 years. 

The ideas that I am going to give you will work for virtually everyone so even if they sound like they aren’t for you just give them a try.

There is a lot of false information out there about the best way to sleep with back pain. in fact, I recently read an article in a women’s magazine purporting  to use a pillow between your knees. This is so wrong it hurts. 

The best way to sleep with lower back pain or neck pain is on your side. The first key is to have a firm mattress for back pain (without a pillow-top). Next is to use a pillow that’s high enough so that your whole spine and head are in a neutral position. When your body is in the right position like this your body relaxes, the pain eases, and you fall asleep easily.

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21 Comments:

At November 11, 2014 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Juanita Swindell said...

Thank you for the very timely information. I totally agree about the amount of false information out there. I had also heard about putting a pillow between your knees to alleviate back pain but when I tried to do that the pain would just not go away. In fact it kept getting worse and I thought maybe I was doing something wrong so I asked my doctor and she advised me to stop using the pillow and recommended the same posture that you’ve mentioned. Posture

 
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