Can’t sleep because of lower back pain? One of the major reasons could be your bad posture and sleeping position. Here are sleeping positions for the relief from lower back pain.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), lower back pain is most common among all the musculoskeletal disorders. You know what leads to lower back pain? Our bad postures, lifestyle habits and bad sleeping positions.
Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain:
To prevent lower back pain, trick is the alignment of your spine. No worries we got your back. Sleeping positions for the relief of lower back pain include:
- Sleep on your left or right side with a pillow between your knees.
- Fetal position
- Put a pillow under your knees and sleep on your back
- Sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your pelvis
Sleep on your left/right side with a pillow between your knees:
Sleeping straight on your back can be quite uncomfortable, better to turn to any side and put a pillow between your knees. In order to be comfortable, place one pillow under your head, turn to your left/right side and put a pillow between your knees This position will keep your spine aligned and relive pain. Turn to your other side after a while, because sleeping on the same side can cause spine problems.
The Fetal Position:
There are various kinds of back pain but if you have lower back pain because of a herniated/slipped disc, this position can help you. Sleep in a fetal position i-e sleeping on your side and pulling your knees towards your chest. This position stretches your spine hence helps with the herniated or slipped disc.
Put a pillow under your knees and sleep on your back:
For back sleepers its difficult to deal with the back pain. No worries, you can still sleep on your back and have a good night sleep. By placing a pillow under your knees while sleeping on your back helps align your spine and the weight of your body is distributed evenly. Just keep your spine relaxed.
Sleep on your stomach with pillow under your stomach:
Lying straight on your stomach can be quite uncomfortable but for the stomach sleepers suffering from lower back pain this position can really help. Place a pillow under your pelvis or abdominal area, depending on how you feel you can choose whether to place a pillow under your head or not.
This position specifically helps with the disc issues like degenerative disc. It relives any stress between your spine discs.
When to seek treatment?
Trying the above-mentioned sleeping positions can help relieve your pain but if your feel the lower back pain worsening, increasing weakness or numbness, consult a doctor. Now treatment without medication or surgery is also available at KKT Orthopedic Spine Center Pakistan. Book your appointment with the specialists online, today.