Sleeping can be hard when your back aches. You toss and turn, and it hurts.
Try to sleep with your back in a neutral position—not arched a lot, but not flat either. This takes pressure off your spine. These two positions can help:
Many people find that these positions work for them, but they may not work for you. Find the position that helps you the most.
If you have a very soft mattress, you may be more comfortable if you sleep on the floor.
To rise from bed:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics|
|Last Revised||December 14, 2011|