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Can’t Sleep? Perhaps it’s Your Back

Many patients come to me concerned about waking up with back pain caused by a “bad mattress” or uncomfortable sleeping position.  This is often indicative of an underlying disk problem or arthritic condition. Even those without a spinal diagnosis or chronic pain can experience an achy back or neck after a night of sleep.  What’s worse is that a lack of sleep can actually cause more sensitivity to pain and make mild back pain feel more severe. In general, we recommend a firm mattress with a pillow-top cushion layer for comfort. Back pain from sleeping is caused when strain is put …