If you wake up with back pain, you're not alone. Many people experience discomfort in their back due to various reasons, including their mattress. This guide will provide you with actionable tips to help alleviate your back pain and improve your sleep quality.
Understanding the Cause of Back Pain
Back pain is a symptom of an underlying problem. It could be due to poor posture, stress, a medical condition, or even your mattress. If you're experiencing back pain in bed, it's your body's way of telling you, "Something needs to change!"
Why is Back Pain Worse When Lying Down?
Most people who experience back pain have strained muscles. Not sitting up straight at the desk or lounging unsupported on the couch can cause specific muscles to contract over long periods. You may not notice it at the moment or when you're up walking around because there's no pressure on them. But when your back hits an unsupportive bed, those sensitive, strained, and damaged muscles are agitated. And that added pressure on the affected part of your back causes those muscles to hurt.
How Can I Make My Back Stop Hurting in Bed?
There are several strategies you can employ to help treat your back pain in bed:
Reduce Inflammation Through Diet and Exercise: When your joints are already inflamed from your daily activity and eating habits, you're sure to experience pain during the night. Aim to eat foods that fight inflammation and stretch regularly to improve pain levels when you're lying in bed.
Don't Sleep on a Mattress That’s Too Soft or Too Hard: A mattress that’s too soft will cause your back or hips to sag and your spine to fall out of alignment, which can lead to significant pain. Conversely, a mattress that’s too firm will put too much pressure on your joints. You need a mattress that offers support but also contours to your body to provide pressure relief.
Use a Pillow to Keep Your Spine in Alignment: Waking up with lower back pain often means your spine was rotated throughout the night. If you sleep on your side, try placing a pillow between your knees. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow behind the backs of your knees. And if you sleep on your stomach, try placing a pillow under your hips and lower abdomen and another thin pillow under your head.
Try a Mattress Topper that Can Provide Pressure Relief: If you sleep on your side, a memory foam mattress pad conforms to your body to allow your shoulders to sink in while keeping your spine aligned. Back sleepers can also benefit from a reasonable foam mattress pad because it conforms to your lower back.
Consider a Custom Mattress For Even Better Back Pain Relief: A custom mattress is precisely what it sounds like—a mattress made to fit your exact specifications and unique needs. Custom mattresses can be made to fit almost any size and can carry with them a wide range of benefits like eliminating back pain, keeping you cool at night, and even eliminating certain sleep problems.
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We invite you to visit one of our stores to experience the difference for yourself. Our team is ready to guide you through the process of finding the perfect mattress for your body typeand sleep style. And remember, the perfect mattress isn't just about comfort – it's about improving the quality of your sleep and, by extension, the quality of your life.
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