Tag: back pain

Insomnia and back pain can be alleviated by placing pillows correctly

Use Pillows Strategically for Pain-Free Nights

I know from experience that pillows can make a difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad one.

A reader suffering low back pain and insomnia wrote in with a question about pillows a few days ago, prompting me to do a little research. Here’s what I found out.

Insomnia and Back Pain

Back pain, like insomnia, has been a rival of mine for decades. My mild scoliosis didn’t bother me much in my teenage years. But by adulthood, low back pain was an intermittent feature of my life. It got harder and harder to find a comfortable position for sleep.

Back pain and insomnia go hand in hand. But literally by accident, I finally found my way to pain-free nights.