REDUCING BACK PAIN WHILE YOU SLEEP
Mattresses are one of the most important factors when looking to minimize back pain, as most people spend at least 7 hours on them each night. Sleeping on a poorly crafted or worn-out mattress can cause back pain as they usually lack support and can effect the alignment of the back
The majority of back stiffness occurs while sleeping, to reduce this from occurring you can
FOLLOW THESE TIPS:
1) Make sure that your pillow can support your neck. Sleep on a contoured pillow to avoid neck strain - you want to keep your neck and spine in-line while you sleep.
2) Try putting a small pillow between your knees when you sleep. This will help keep your hips in-line, avoiding lower back stiffness.
3) Ensure your mattress is big enough for you and your partner. If you are sharing a small mattress, you may sleep in awkward positions because you are being crowded out.
4) A saggy mattress contributes to muscle stiffness and chronic back pain, this can be avoided by purchasing an orthopedic mattress topper that contains more support than a regular mattress. We suggest: http://www.lumbarsleepsystem.com if you are looking for the best in toppers for back support! They have made their topper especially for people with back pain and they have tons of highly positive reviews
5) Your bed should be a height that makes it easy to get into and out of. When getting in, sit on the edge, lower your body on to one elbow and shoulder, and draw up your knees and then feet. Reverse the procedure to get out.
**Another more expensive option is to go for an adjustable bed. They are different than standard flat beds because they allow users to change the incline angle of the head of the bed and, in many cases, at the foot of the bed as well. A slight incline of the head (no more than 45 degrees), coupled with additional support under the knees, can help reduce pain, particularly leg and back pain from herniated discs and/or spinal stenosis.