Millions of people spend countless nights sleepless every year, because of the torment of back pain. It doesn’t matter if you’re old, young, big or small; anyone can suffer. Prescription drugs tend to help, but they also affect other parts of your life.
The first place you should go is the doctor. Even if it’s just mild pain, that isn’t too troubling for you. Symptoms for bigger back problems can start off small, and intensify over time. So it’s important to get yourself checked early, to save back ache in the future.
Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, a doctor can’t help with anything more than just advice about sleep and back pain. This is because a lot of back pain, especially back pain that only occurs in bed, is caused by you yourself. Identifying the problem can be hard, so here’s some pointers.
The Bed –
Of course, you should start with the bed. If this is where the problem occurs, it is likely to be the root of the cause. You probably already know what type of bed you like, whether it be hard, soft or somewhere in between. But that few seconds of comfort at the start of your night’s rest could be the reason the rest of the night is unpleasant. Over the last decade, a lot of progress has been made when it comes to mattresses. To the point that you can even talk to a specialist mattress consultant to choose something that can help you have a sound night’s sleep. You can usually find somewhere close by to try mattresses as well, so you don’t have to take their word for it.
The Chairs –
If you work from home, in an office, a shop, as a driver or any other job that involves sitting down, your chair could be the cause of the pain. In most places, it is a legal requirement that an employer provides you with the correct type of chair, based on how long you have to use it each day. Cheap chairs are usually alright to use for a few hours a day, but problems can occur when you are sitting in them for 8+ hours a day. Similarly to mattresses; you can get specialist chairs designed for long hours of work and for people with back problems. They can be pricey, though, and if you’re a driver, you can’t really change your chair. So as an alternative, you can use specialty cushions that are tailored to prevent bad posture.
Posture is important when either sitting or lying down. Improving your posture is hard, though, so you might need someone else’s help. The easiest way to monitor your posture is by having someone close to you check for you. So go online, and find some guides designed to help with posture, and show them to a friend or family member. Then all you have to do is keep posture on your mind, and have them check for you when they can.
Hopefully, these ideas give you some hope; hope for a future free of pain and sleepless nights. If your problems continue to worsen or don’t get better, you can see a doctor more than once.