Want to stop your hip pain, sore knees or joints from ruining your sleep? Read our guide and tips on how to get better sleep when you are suffering from joint pains.
Does this sound like you? You lay down to rest, and all of a sudden, you feel a pain in your hip, knee, leg or back? If you’re nodding right now, then that’s no surprise! Joint pain ruins sleep for hundreds of people. In fact, research shows that between 50% and 90% of people who have chronic joint pain don’t sleep as they would like to. And, it has a knock-on effect on the quality of life, because with low-quality of sleep, you’ll also have lower energy, bad moods and possibly leads to eating disorders. It’s time to do something about those pesky joint pains during the night, right!
Let’s look at some of the ways to help alleviate joint pains when sleeping.
When you suffer from chronic pain in your hips, knees or shoulders, there are certain steps you can do to limit the discomfort during the night.
Consulting a doctor for your joint pain is the natural first step
You might feel some levels of discomfort, but if the pain is persistent, or not typical of rheumatoid arthritis, then it’s important that you consult a doctor as the first port of call.
You’ll know it’s time to visit your doctor’s office if you:
- Find that the pain is in an unusual place
- You’ve experienced rapid weight loss
- You feel fevers or chills due to the pain
- Night sweats accompany your joint pain
- You’ve got a history of other illnesses
It’s better to get a professional opinion in those scenarios.
Sleep position and posture for joint pains
Sleep position plays an important role in alleviating joint pains during the night. When you are in pain, it’s common for us to toss and turn in the night to find the right position. We’re seeking comfort. We want to feel rested. So we naturally move around to lessen the pain. Many sleep experts and pain experts will recommend that you sleep on your side.
Top tips for sleeping with joint pain
Find the perfect mattress that helps with joint pain: We have a range of mattresses that alleviate various sleep struggles. The Copper Mattress is perfect if you have joint pains. The Copper mattress is a scientifically advanced mattress designed to help with rheumatoid problems. So, getting the comfort levels just right are key in this department. With the copper infused mattress, you’ll find that the mattress is made to reduce pressure on your joints, thanks to its extremely soft feel. You’ll feel a luxurious cushioning, and will sink into the mattress, rather than the mattress pushing back against you.
Try some gentle stretches before bedtime – This will help you lengthen and restore the natural length of the contracted or tight muscles. This will help with low back pain, hip pain, leg pain and result in better sleep.
Sleep hygiene plays a role in the quality of sleep you get each night. It’s a good idea to keep your sleep schedule consistent — avoid blue light (Phone and other screens) and turn the lighting dim or dark. A quiet environment
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