Back pain? Place your pillows strategically when you sleep.
Whether you’ve recently been injured or suffer from chronic back pain, it may be hard to rest if you are feeling uncomfortable. It’s never too late to create healthy habits for long-term relief.
First, it’s important to get enough sleep which boosts healing. But your sleep position is important as well. Make sure your back is supported and pay attention to the alignment of your spine.
Use pillows to prop up spots that need a little extra lift to take tension off your back:
- Back sleepers: Put pillows under your knees.
- Side sleepers: Place pillows between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral position.
- Stomach sleepers: Try and try again to learn to sleep on your back or side. Stomach sleeping causes the neck and head to twist and can put undue stress on the back.