5 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is often caused by sleeping position. Changing your sleep position can align your spine. The right mattress and pillow can also reduce pain.

Let your right or left shoulder and side of the body touch the mattress. Put a pillow between your knees. Add a small pillow to the gap between your waist and the mattress for support.

Side sleeping with a pillow between knees

Lay on your back and gently roll onto your side. Knees to chest, torso to knees. Switch sides occasionally to avoid imbalances.

Side sleeper in fetal position

Put a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen to relieve back pressure.You may use a pillow under your head depending on how it feels.

Sleep on your stomach with a pillow

Flatten your back. Maintain a neutral spine with a knee pillow. The pillow helps maintain your lower back curve. Small, rolled towels can be placed under the small of your back for support.

Lying on your back with a knee pillow

Do you sleep best in a recliner? Chair sleeping may not be ideal for back pain, but it can help with isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Sleep on your back reclined

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