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Waking up with lower back pain?

Tips and solutions to help relieve the pain for a better night's sleep.
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Back pain while sleeping: a vicious cycle

If you suffer from back pain at night, you know it can cause restless sleep. But did you know? Poor quality sleep increases sensitivity to pain, which makes it even harder to get the Zzzs you need to feel your best.
What causes lower back pain?
Too much sitting, core muscles that are weak or too tight, your workout or even a heavy purse can all put strain on your lower back. Check with your doctor to rule out damage to your spine or other health issues.
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Ease the pain: exercises & stretching

Try our top 10 exercises to strengthen your lower back and correct imbalances in your posture. Together they can help relieve back pain at night.
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The Power of Pillows

The best pillow is one that elevates your head and neck for improved comfort and support. Find your fit and fill with our PillowFit® quiz.
"A perfectly placed pillow can help relieve back pain while sleeping in any position."
Pete Bils, Sleep Expert
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Your mattress makes a difference

Choosing the right mattress is one of the most important decisions you'll make to help relieve back pain at night. The Sleep Number® bed contours to your neck, shoulders, back and hips, providing support and even weight distribution to relieve pressure points and help reduce pain.
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A woman laying on her stomach with the PlushComfort Classic Pillow
A woman laying on her stomach with the In Balance Contour Pillow

The best sleeping position for lower back pain

The Sleep Number® bed allows you to adjust each side of the mattress to your ideal firmness and support — your Sleep Number® setting — to help you sleep comfortably in any position.
As you sleep, our smart beds sense your movements and automatically adjust to keep you comfortably aligned.
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BACK sleeper:
A firmer Sleep Number® setting helps align your spine.*
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stomach sleeper:
A firmer Sleep Number® setting helps support your lower back.*
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side sleeper:
A softer Sleep Number® setting cushions and supports curves.

designed to contour to you for more proper alignment*

The Sleep Number c2 Mattress

Adjustable comfort on both sides starting at $999

The Sleep Number p5 Smart Mattress

Knows, senses and adjusts to you

Sleep Number DualTemp Individual Layer

Cooler or warmer, you decide. Any bed, any side.

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