You have probably spent over 25% of your life sleeping. With that much of your life spent in bed, it makes sense that proper sleep and a good mattress can go a long way toward mitigating back pain and improving your health. Knowledge about better sleep techniques, proper mattress guidelines, or the role of insomnia in regards to chronic pain can help make your nights (and your days) far more enjoyable.
Over-the-counter medications for insomnia treatment tend to be short-term solutions. Some solutions include Sleep-Eze, Sominex, and Nytol.
Pillow Support and Comfort
Rest and sleep is when the spine can heal itself from the postural, physical, and nervous insults of the previous day. And the right pillow(s) are key to supporting the neck and back and getting a comfortable night's rest.
Ease your sciatic pain before bedtime using these pillows and pillow arrangements.
Pillow Types to Consider
Explore the process for selecting a correct support pillow and which body positions may help alleviate neck pain during sleep or during waking activities.
Pillows for Neck Pain
Practicing Good Sleep Hygiene
There are a variety of techniques and sleep aids that promote a normal, high quality night's sleep leading to full alertness and energy during the day.
Among the most common psychological techniques used to help with sleep problems are relaxation training, meditation, hypnosis, and cognitive restructuring.
It is widely agreed that most adults require between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night for optimal physical and mental wellness.