Waking Up with a Sore Back
February 18, 2006 9:44 AM Subscribe
I wake up with sore lower back and stomach muscles every day, and I'm ready to be over it. I have a history of tweaking my back - mainly just from the way I sleep (on my stomach to a large degree). Any suggestions?
posted by wavejumper to health & fitness (11 answers total)
I use a down pillow, which I've found to be the most important factor. I have tried many different mattresses, and don't think that's the problem. I do yoga and that helps during the day, but I still seem to be injuring myself / holding myself wrong every night. I've also tried the technique of sleeping with a pillow underneath my groin area, or the knees. I try to fall asleep on my back or side but usually in the end have to turn onto my stomach to go to the final unconsciousness - though I often wake up on my back or side.
It's not that big a deal, in terms on negative effects, but I am tired of it.