The Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

Do you deal with lower back pain? You’re not alone.

What can I do?

1. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees

2. Sleep on your side in the fetal position

3. Sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your abdomen

4. Sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees

5. Sleep on your back in a reclined position

Remember: Alignment is key

No matter what position you choose, keeping proper alignment of your spine is the most important part of the equation. Focus specifically on aligning your ears, shoulders, and hips.

What to look for in a pillow

Your pillow should cradle your head and neck and help to support the upper portion of your spine.

What to look for in a mattress

Doctors used to recommend very firm orthopedic mattresses to people with lower back pain. But don’t go out and buy one just yet.