Trying to get to sleep when you have back pain can be very difficult. It can be hard to find a comfortable position that provides the right support for your spine. Twisting and turning can make things worse, causing more pain and stiffness throughout the night and into the next day. So what is the best way to sleep with back pain?
Well, the truth is that a flatbed may not provide the proper support for your spinal cord, resulting in excess pain and restless sleep. A flatbed causes your body to shift into cramped positions and causes improper posture as you sleep. If you’re suffering from back or joint problems, your flatbed will most likely make these worse.
Our bodies have pressure points in our shoulders, back, hips and legs. On a flatbed, gravity is pushing down on those pressure areas which is why we tend to toss and turn. Since the dawn of time this is all that people have known when they go to buy a new bed. It is a flat mattress so you sleep on your side to get comfortable and the cycle continues for the next 7-8 years until you are ready for a new bed again.
Adjustable bed position to decrease lower back pain
Back pain sufferers are often advised to use adjustable beds which can be positioned to properly support your spine and ease your unique pain needs, whether they be related to arthiritis, sciatica, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis or other spinal issues.
Adjustable beds offer a ‘Zero Gravity’ sleeping position, which elevates your head and raises your feet higher than your heart. This position provides a weightless sleep, relieving stress on your body by evenly distributing your weight and reducing pressure on your spine. But don't be fooled, not every person's Zero Gravity position is the same and you can get caught out by being told to press the preset ZG button on the remote and it will be perfect for you. This often is not the case at all and finding your perfect sleeping position can take time, especially if you have not been given the tools to find this on your own.
Using a wireless remote control, you can save your favourite sleeping position so that you can quickly drift off to sleep each night.