Dealing with chronic pain can make everyday tasks and activities so much more difficult. Sleep is restorative and should not be painfully endured, even with chronic pain. If you have chronic back pain and you want to sleep well and be comfortable, then there are several things you can do to make sure that your lifestyle is not going to be difficult for you to cope with as you get older.
One of the things that you can do is to better your sleep with chronic pain is to use an acupressure massage. This is a type of massage that uses gentle pressure on various points in the body to help ease pain and discomfort. It is done with gentle, slow strokes over the muscles and joints.
It is important to combine an acupressure massage with exercising. Stretching and other stretching exercises will help to reduce the pain that you are experiencing. This is something that you will need to try at least once a week to see if you will find relief.
Do not self-medicate with alcohol. Alcohol can make your back more inflamed and it can also be counterproductive if you are trying to limit or eliminate caffeine from your diet. In addition to a regular acupressure massage, you may also want to consider seeing a physical therapist help you with stretching and relaxation exercises. These things help to reduce the swelling and pain that you are experiencing.
There are several ways to get a good night’s sleep with chronic pain in your back. One of the best ways is to use some simple techniques that have been known to many people for ages. The most basic technique to get a good night’s sleep is to properly prepare yourself for the rest. Before going to bed, you need to get a nice size pillow and place it under your knees keeping your spine aligned. You also want to get a small roll pillow or rolled-up towel and place it under the small of your back for additional support.
Another aspect that you can work on to help get a good night’s sleep is by making sure that you relax. If you are constantly thinking about things, such as stress, you will probably need to start doing exercises that relax you so that you will not get disturbed. You may want to meditate to help yourself relax. While this is a way of helping yourself, you should also pay attention to your environment and avoid too much noise, which will distract you from the meditation you may be doing.
Another factor in getting a good night’s sleep is by maintaining a healthy diet and consuming foods that are low in salt. Excessive salt consumption can cause the nerves in your body to become affected. To avoid having this problem, you need to avoid salt when it is being prepared in your kitchen. Weight loss will help to reduce your pain.
Consistent weight loss through healthy eating and exercising is a key factor in helping you sleep well and be more comfortable. When you get more sleep and better body functions you will naturally feel better throughout the day.
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