Studies show that more than 80% of the population will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, and for a lot of people that pain will occur at night. By the end of the day things like sitting at a desk all day, stress, a long commute and other factors can pull your back out of alignment and cause lower back pain. Sleeping on a mattress that isn’t supportive enough can make that lower back pain worse. If you have lower back pain often at night here are some ways that you can relieve that pain and get the good night’s sleep you need:
Gentle stretching yoga poses done before bed and in the morning after you get up can dramatically reduce the lower back pain that you’re feeling. Doing yoga when you get up will help get your spine aligned and your muscles loosened up for the day ahead. Doing some restorative yoga at night will help you stretch away the stress of the day and make sure that your spine is aligned properly after a long day so that you can sleep.
Stress can cause your muscles to tighten which can cause pain. If you’re experiencing a lot of stress that is contributing to your lower back pain at night, try meditating to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Getting regular exercise is something that everyone should do to be healthy, but it has some specific benefits when it comes to lower back pain. Working out regularly, even if it’s just going for a walk during lunch or after work, can help alleviate back pain. Exercise will keep your back strong and help reduce stress by releasing endorphins. Try to exercise during the day or in the early evening so that you have plenty of time to relax before bed.
Turn The Electronics Off
Do you spend time surfing online on your phone in bed? Or watching movies on your tablet or laptop? Craning your neck and holding your head in off balance positions to look at your phone or tablet can make your lower back pain worse at night. Put the electronics away when you go to bed so that you can concentrate on getting the rest that you need.
See A Chiropractor Regularly
Chronic back pain often means that your spine is not aligned properly. Regular chiropractic treatments and adjustments will keep your spine aligned and reduce muscle pain to get rid of your back pain and make it easier to sleep at night. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cheree at Chiropractic Healing Center to relieve your low back pain!