Temp Solution for Back Pain when Sleeping

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I'm in my mid 30s with no real medical issues but we originally had a VERY old bed which was causing me some discomfort but I slept through this and woke up with a sore back but nothing which I couldn't handle.

We then purchased a new Silent Night bed with a firmer mattress.

At first, it was tricky to get use to how firm this bed was compared to the previous but I got use to it but over the past month, I am having very disruptive sleeps where I am wakening up every hour for up to 20mins (thanks to my Fitbit sleep monitor showing me this) and in pain moving about.

When morning comes, I'm in agony then the pain vanishes after a shower but have stiffness throughout the day in my desk job. My posture is correct so I know it is not this causing additional problems.

Its such a horrible situation as we paid a lot for this new bed and my partner likes it and really can't afford a new mattress at this time.

Can anyone suggest any temporary measures I can do to at least get more than 4h sleep as it is draining me

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    They say your mattress firmness should go on your weight, so a firm mattress should be for someone over 16stone, I'm 8.5 (I have a lot of major back issues)and my mattress is medium to firm and ideal for me but when my husband started hitting 17 stone he was having major back problems and always said the mattress wasn't supporting him, I then looked into it and that's when I came across weight v firmness, it made a lot of sense.

    Also and this is not related BUT most people are vit d3 deficient and don't know it, this causes a lot of muscle stiffness and a tone of other issues, look into the side effects of this deficiency you will probably be able to relate to a lot of it, it will take approx 3 months to benefit but I would definitely give them a go and see if it makes a difference, I would also suggest k2, hope this helps 😊

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      Well I know that Carolyn recommended you take vitamin D but I would suggest you ask your doctor to test your vitamin D levels before taking suppliments. Another thing you might take which you don't have to be tested for is magnesium. It helps with muscles pain and it also helps with cramping. Just be warned that magnesium can cause loose stools.

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    Thanks so much for the suggestions.

    Sadly I am on the larger side so being too light shouldn't be the issue (but working on it 😉wink.

    I will have a look into the deficiencies, I have recently had blood tests done for my thyroid condition and been advised I had a folic deficiency so likely could be another they have just missed.


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