Sleeping Strategies to Combat Back Pain

When you go to sleep at night, you hope to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. But more often than not, you wake up exhausted with back pain. You try stretching throughout the day and avoid activities that will further aggravate your pain, but nothing seems to be working. Luckily, there are several sleeping positions that can help relieve and prevent back pain. Trying these strategies along with using a Gladiator Device will help bring you the restful sleep your body craves. 

Sleep on Your Back With Knee Support

One of the simplest ways to improve the quality of sleep and decrease your back pain is to sleep laying on your back with your knees supported. To do so, simply place a small pillow underneath your knees to elevate them, keeping your body aligned. For additional support, you may place a small pillow beneath the small of your back as well.

Sleep on Your Back With Support

When you sleep, you want to keep your body as aligned as possible to help decrease the risk of back pain. Sleeping in a reclined position, whether it be in a reclining bed or just with a large number of pillows supporting you, can help your body rest painlessly.

Sleeping on Your Side – Preventing Back Pain

If you’re not a back sleeper and often find yourself sleeping on your side, then this sleeping position may be helpful. Simply sleep as you normally would but bend your knees up towards your chest so that your body is in the fetal position.

Sleeping on Your Side With Support

Again, sleeping on your side is comfortable but often does not allow the spine to be in the correct position, leading to pain. If you sleep on your side and experience back pain, start sleeping with a pillow in between your knees and for additional support, place a pillow between your waist and the mattress.  

Sleeping on Your Stomach With Support – Relieve Tension in Your Neck and Back Pain

Lastly, we have stomach-sleepers. This sleeping strategy generally puts unnecessary stress on the neck. To achieve more restful sleep, sleep with a small pillow in between your stomach and the mattress. This helps relieve the tension placed on your neck.

Sleeping on Your Stomach With Head Support

Sleeping on your stomach may help you sleep, but sleeping with your head turned to the side is not good for your body. You’ll often wake up with back pain and a stiff neck. To help prevent this, try sleeping with your head face down. To support your head, use a rolled-up towel or a U-shaped pillow to support the edges of your face, while also making sure you can breathe. 

Recharge with a Pain-Free Night’s Sleep – Reduce Back Pain

Not getting an adequate amount of sleep is tough, but it’s only further complicated when you wake up in pain. Gladiator Therapeutics’ far infrared therapy can be used to help combat and prevent this pain. By simply placing the device on your stomach or your back, you can get back to your daily routine painlessly.

NOTE: Content included here is not medical advice, and only is intended as information for adults. Always consult with your health care professional before making changes to diet, exercise, medication, or before use of any product or device.