Falling asleep with chronic pain is difficult, especially because without distractions, you may have little else to think about. Here are the top 5 positions that help getting better-quality sleep at night.
- Lying on your side in a fetal position
This position helps open the space between your spinal vertebrae, lessen tension on your discs and prevent the spine from curving backwards.
- Lying on your back in a reclined position
Reclining helps reduce pressure on your spine and helps provide support on your back by creating an angle between your trunk and thighs.
- Lying on your side with a pillow supporting your knees
The crucial part of this position is the pillow between your knees. It helps reduce lower back pain and helps keep proper spinal alignment.
- Lying on your stomach with a pillow below your pelvis and lower abdomen
Patients who are suffering from degenerative disc disease may benefit most in this sleeping position as it can help reduce stress that rests on the space between the discs.
- Lying flat on your back with a pillow underneath your knees
This position helps the back keep its natural curve, while distributing the body weight more evenly and reducing stress on the lumbar spine with the help of the pillow.
When it feels like you’ve tried everything and still can’t enjoy the restorative qualities of sleep, it’s time to seek professional help. Call (763) 201-8191 to schedule a consultation.