Watch this short video from spine health on sleep. It highlights many of the suggestions I give to my patients about sleeping and sleeping with low back and neck pain. Sleep is one of the most important activities and is not just to rest the body but also to rejuvenate the mind. he suggestion about keeping cool is a good one and also finding 15 min. a day to relax and deal with your stress.
Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if a mattress does not match one’s individual preferences. A mattress that provides both comfort and back support helps reduce low back pain, allowing the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate during the night. In this newsletter we will share with you helpful tips on how to pick a mattress.