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Bedtime and Back Pain: 3 Tips to Avoid It

By Virginia Laird

When you are trying to get a good night of sleep, the last thing you need is back pain interrupting it. Still, it is a harsh reality for far too many. Chiropractors say that preventing such pain can be simple. A few tips they have offered to try in order to help prevent back pain include:

  • Add stretching to your bedtime routine
  • Check your mattress
  • Make time to exercise daily

Add Stretching to Your Bedtime Routine

You may have heard that a bedtime routine can be beneficial in getting the body to relax. Chiropractors advise that those who struggle with back pain throughout the night should consider adding stretches as part of your bedtime routine. These should include stretches for the neck and back. Consider adding these to your bedtime routine tonight. 

Check Your Mattress

If you find yourself experiencing a great deal of back pain throughout the night, it may be time to consider replacing your mattress. Chiropractors say that a mattress with lumps and sags is a broken down one. It is the general rule to replace a mattress that is older than eight years. Before you go to bed, take a look at your mattress and determine if it is time to start searching for a new one.  

Make Time to Exercise Daily

Exercise can help release tension that builds in the body on a daily basis. Whether it be due to stress or work, getting it out of your body is the best way to help you relax and rest well. Chiropractors say that as little as 30 minutes of exercise can help the body burn the energy needed to be able to get a good night of sleep. It is important to know that this workout does not need to take place in the gym. A brisk walk or jog through your neighborhood can do the trick. 

For those looking for help managing pain, it can be helpful to turn to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. There, you will be able to express your concerns and needs. Together, you will establish a plan to manage and prevent your pain. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your community to get started on your routine care right away. With more than 475 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, you can stop in at your earliest convenience. 

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

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