Source: Too Sore to Snore? 6 Ways to Prevent Back Pain When Sleeping
Not being able to fall sleep is bad enough, but when you're unable to snooze because of excruciating back pain, you're likely to be extra cranky next day. Plus, a lack of sleep can cause weight gain, make you more susceptible to colds and other illnesses, and can also shorten your life. Here are some things you can do to get some relief from that aching back tonight.
- Postdinner shower: Muscle tension caused by stress can make it hard for anyone to relax enough to get Zs. Run a hot bath or shower and spend some time massaging your shoulders and neck under the warm, soothing water.
Yoga before bed: Tight hips, hamstrings, abs, and back muscles can all contribute to lower back pain. Take a few minutes before bed to target those areas with this yoga sequence designed to reduce back pain. If you run and suffer from a tight or sore back, try these pain-relieving stretches for runners.
- Check your sleep position: