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Sleeping can be hard when your back aches. You toss and turn, and it hurts.
Try to sleep with your back in a neutral position—not arched a lot, but not flat either. This takes pressure off your spine. These two positions can help:
Many people find that these positions work for them, but they may not work for you. Find the position that helps you the most.
If you have a very soft mattress, you may be more comfortable if you sleep on the floor.
To rise from bed:
Last Revised: December 14, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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