Do you wake up with a nagging lower back pain? It could be because of your sleeping position. People who sleep in one position the whole night often complain of spine issues. Therefore, it’s important to sleep in a position that doesn’t impact on your back.
Sleeping on your stomach is definitely the worst position. In this position, your head is usually turned sideways, which impacts your cervical spine (the base of your neck). And it also may compromise your spine alignment.
Pregnant women are advised to sleep lying sideways and positioning a pillow between your legs. Also, make sure that a pillow supports your neck.
If you are sleeping on your back, put a pillow under your knees. That will relieve pressure on the back.
If your sleeping position is fine and you’re still experiencing back pain in the morning, your mattress might be to blame. According to the National Sleep Foundation, you should change your mattress every five years. Image: onhealth.com