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Sleep Positions To Help With Back Health

By Chass Armstrong

There are many ways to help decrease back pain. Whether it’s sporting a back brace, increasing back strength, doing low impact cardio, stretching, or getting a massage, your back will likely feel better after these activities.

That being said, one area that you may be neglecting that could help with your back pain is sleeping properly. Here are a few tips which will help you sleep better.

Sleep on your side: Out of all of the sleep positions, sleeping on your side can help reduce stress and strain on your back. Sleeping on your stomach puts strain on the lower back and sleeping on your back can also cause stress if you don’t rest something under your legs.

Rotate your mattress: Like tires, your mattress gets uneven wear which is why it is best to periodically rotate it to ensure proper balance and distribution. Sleeping on an uneven mattress may cause pain because it can create pressure points which can be troublesome.

Invest in a contoured pillow: Finding pillows which match the contours of your spine and neck can help you not only sleep better, but also help to reduce back pain as well.

Support between your legs: When sleeping on your side, put a pillow between your legs it will help to reduce back pain by creating a barrier for your legs to rest on which lets your hips and lower back sit more naturally.

Along with these sleep tips, if you need more support throughout the day, you may need a back brace. Aeroflow’s mobility department offers top of the line braces from Aspen Medical. To get a back brace through insurance, you can fill out our ‘qualify through insurance form’. You can also contact us by phone at (888) 345-1780 and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right brace for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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