How to deal with back pain while sleeping?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh poor you! I have this too! I’m 25 weeks though. Are you sleeping on your side? You can pregnancy pillows that support you while you lie on your side. Maybe some gentle stretches would help? I hope it gets better soon!

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I personally LOVE my snoogle! It helped me early on in pregnancy and now I can’t imagine sleeping without it. It definitly takes some getting used to so if you buy one give yourself a few nights to get aquainted with it 🙂 I actually have two snoogles – one for the bed and one that i use on the couch.

i usually try and keep part of it between my knees as well as ankles – having it between your ankles may help relieve any hip or back pain. The only other thing I can think of is possibly propping yourself up with a few pillows.

Post # 6
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the snoogle. But it takes up alot of room! Are you sleeping on your side? I found sleeping on my side on the couch helped too. 

Post # 7
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ellebeerob:  I noticed that I would get horrible back pain when I would wake up on my back. It is a good idea to have some sort of support to keep you on your side. Lots and Lots of pillows. My dog likes to sleep up against my back so that helps…haha

I also make my husband rub my back every night :-p

Post # 8
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have the preggle because it only has a hook on one side – to me this allows the maximum flexibility (can either have the hook under my head or between my legs depending on what feels right). But really, it just feels good to have a body pillow to lay back into. I did this for my whole second trimester. That said, now that I’m in my 3rd even that doesn’t work, so I’ve moved on to sleeping on a ramp of pillows so I can be on my back (but propped up).

Post # 9
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I bought a mini snoogle and it really helps.  It’s just as supportive but not as space consuming as the regular ones.  At around 19 or 20 weeks my back started killing me and the only way it wouldn’t hurt was on my back, which is a no no at that point.  So I ordered the mini snoogle and love it.  It’s a bit hard to get used to but totally helps.  And, even when my back still hurts, I use it to help prop myself up so that I can sleep on my back without effecting my bloodflow or the baby’s.

Post # 10
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh man, my sciatic KILLS ME every night, and I’m 23 weeks.  Sleeping with a pillow between my knees has seemed to help, but it’s a BIG pillow.

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: February 2005

Many people suffer from back pain during sleep time which causes lack of sleep and tiredness in morning. To get relief from pain change your sleeping positions and replace the mattress in case of necessary. Check your mattress whether it is comfortable for your body and sleeping postures or not? You can try ortho plus mattress which gives great back support.

Post # 11
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

ellebeerob:  You could also have SI joint pain.  I get shooting pains right in my butt, and it’s definitely SI joint pain.  Massage therapy has helped me somewhat with it, although the doctor told me last week that unfortunately it’s not likely to go away.  Sciatica pain is definitely possible, but she told me that you would most likely experience the pain going down your leg… for me it’s just in my bum.  Both my massage therapist and doctor told me that if the pain gets worse I may have to go to physio to get some added relief.  I have a very firm mattress, which I think has helped with spine alignment.  Good luck!

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