The Best Sciatica Sleep Positions To Help You
Finding a good nights sleep with sciatic pain seems nothing short of impossible. There are really not words to explain just how hard it is to wake up in even more pain than you were when you went to bed.
Dealing with this lower back pain during the day is hard enough, getting through this at night seems almost impossible.
What Should You Do Before Trying Sciatica Sleep Positions?
If you do not have one already, get a journal and keep track of your sleep. Make a note of the position that you fell asleep in and the position that you woke up in. Also note your pain level when you go to sleep and when you wake up.
This is the best way to remember what works and what does not.
So What are the Best Sciatica Sleep Positions to Help You?
I. Side Sleepers – try to sleep on the opposite side that the pain is on. Another good trick is to put a pillow in between your knees while you sleep, this will help to keep your spine straight while you are sleeping.
II. Back Sleepers – put a pillow or two under your knees while you are sleeping. The trick here is to support your legs without putting stress on your lower back. Usually one or two pillows will do the trick.
III. Stomach Sleepers – unfortunately, if you have sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain, the worst position to sleep in is on your stomach. The reason is because it puts enormous strain on your lower back and sciatic nerve. Your best bet is to try sleeping on your side. Make note of which side you lean your head towards when you sleep and try to sleep on your side facing that direction.
Another way to make sure that you keep pressure off of your lower back is to keep your neck supported. Buckwheat pillows and Memory Foam pillows are great for this.
Wouldn’t Tonight be a good day to Finally Get Some Sleep?