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.
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.
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.
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.
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 good foam mattress pad because it conforms to your lower back.
A Company That Can Improve Your Lower Back Pain in Bed
There is no best way to sleep with lower back pain. The only thing you can do is change your daily habits, your sleeping position, and your sleep surface.
Beloit Mattress Company can show you our extensive selection of handmade mattresses that are designed to relieve pressure and back pain in every sleeper. Come see us today to discover which mattress is right for your needs.