If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, it’s very hard for your body to recover.
Now, what 20 years of experience has taught me is that there’s no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
Tip number one, spinal alignment.
It’s essential for all of us, but especially if you’re a sciatica sufferer.
Tip number two, now, if you’re a back sleeper, then I want you to try and put a pillow underneath your knees.
Gently elevating your knees is a great way to decrease the tension in the sciatica nerve.
Number three is a great tip, again, for those who are back sleepers.
Try a lumbar support roll.
A rolled-up towel can be perfect for this.
Tip number four, if you’re a stomach sleeper, then simply stop it.
Don’t sleep on your stomach.
Tip number five is to invest in a good mattress.
I recommend a medium to firm mattress, a soft mattress won’t support your spine, and they often increase back pain and sciatica.
Tip number six is to do some light exercise before bed.
Foam rolling, self-massage, or even some gentle yoga is a great way to prepare your spine for a good night’s sleep.
Tip number seven, and my final tip for sciatica suffers is a hot shower before bed.
Seven tips to help you get a better night’s sleep if you’re suffering from sciatica.
If you’ve been trying all these tips and you’re still getting a terrible night’s sleep, it might be time to have a visit with a chiropractor.