Experiencing Back Pain in Bed? 5 Tips for Relief

Experiencing Back Pain in Bed?

If you have back pain from your mattress, you’re not getting the rest you need to function your best each morning. You can either keep waking up bleary eyed and achy, or you can make some changes to lead to better, more energetic days. 

Quick Solutions to Help Your Back Pain in Bed

Here are some tips to follow that might help you relieve your back pain in bed and get you the sleep you deserve.

1) 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. Try reducing or eliminating foods that cause inflammation such as refined breads and other carbohydrates, fried foods, sugary beverages, and red meat, and instead aim to eat foods that help you sleep and that fight inflammation such as fruit, tomatoes, olive oil, leafy greens, almonds and fatty fish like salmon and tuna. You may be surprised at how your morning back pain is improved after just a couple of weeks of eating well.

Muscles and joints that are stretched regularly can also improve pain levels when you’re lying in bed, so try doing yoga several times per week.

2) Don’t Sleep on a Mattress That’s Too Soft or Too Hard

Goldilocks was onto something when she picked Baby Bear’s “just right” bed. 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 major pain. A mattress that’s too firm will put too much pressure on your joints, especially if you sleep on your side or your back. You need a bed that offers support but that also contours to your body to provide pressure relief and relieve pain.


3) Place an Adjustable Base Under Your Mattress

3) Place an Adjustable Base Under Your Mattress

Sleeping at an incline can take a lot of pressure off of your spine, and so can raising the foot of the bed. An adjustable base allows you to use a remote to raise and lower your bed until you find yourself in a position that feels great on your lower back.


4) 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.


5) 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 good foam mattress pad because it conforms to your lower back.


Invest In The Right Mattress To Help Your Back Pain

We’ve been handcrafting all-natural fabric mattresses since 1929.  Our #1 priority is to build every customer we are privledged to serve with a mattress that fits their specific needs. No two bodies are alike, which is why we believe handmade, best in value mattresses are the best choice for back pain!  We stand behind that claim with our 60-day comfort guarantee!

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