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Don't Wake Up With Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Just because there are millions who suffer with back pain while sleeping does not mean you need to join that club. Instead, chiropractors have offered a variety of tips you should consider to help keep such pain at bay. A few of these chiropractor recommended tips include:

  • Skip stomach sleeping 
  • Stretch prior to bedtime
  • Get enough sleep

Skip Stomach Sleeping 

For those looking to skip out on back pain as you sleep, it is necessary that you skip out on the stomach sleeping. Chiropractors are adamant that sleeping on the back is best to prevent pain. It is highly suggested that those with a habit of sleeping on their stomach should consider making the change. This can help prevent restriction throughout the spine. 

Stretch Prior to Bedtime 

Chiropractors say that having a bedtime routine can be helpful in helping the body to release tension and pain. It is advised that your routine should include stretching. These should always include stretching the back and neck. Now is the time to begin adding this to your nightly routine to ensure you can sleep without pain.

Get Enough Sleep

Do you get enough sleep? Research suggests that most do not get the sleep they need to function properly. Chiropractors say that sleep can highly affect your pain level. It is advised that most adults should get at least six hours of sleep each night. For many, much more is required. Knowing how many hours of sleep you need and getting to bed early enough to ensure you get the sleep you need is a great way to deter back pain from interrupting your ability to rest well. 

For those who are suffering with serious back pain, it can be vital to begin routine check with your chiropractor. While you are there, together you will establish a personalized pain prevention plan. This can play a key factor in your ability to change the pain you experience as you sleep. If you are ready to begin your routine care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With nearly 500 locations nationwide, you are certain to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary getting your chiropractic journey started can be as simple as stopping by on your way home from work. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colo. 

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