Back Pain In The Morning When Getting Out Of Bed

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Evaluate your mattress, a firm mattress is always better as it supports the back. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or in twisted positions, sleep on your back or place pillows on the side to prevent awkward positions. Check your BMI, excess mass stresses the spine. Check for arthritis, cut down on smoking and medication if possible, they all deplete bone health.

Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:

If you wake up, and you have lower back pain in the morning, there are a few things you should check out.

Causes Of Lower Back Pain In The Morning

Evaluate Your Mattress

The first thing is to evaluate your mattress. Check to see if your mattress is giving you enough support. Related to back pain, firm mattress is always going to be better and should provide plenty of support to the back.

[Read: 6 Yoga Asanas You Must Do If You Have Back Pain]

Sleeping Position

Sleeping position is clearly relevant to back pain as it can be an aggravating factor in low back pain. There are a few things we can do to minimize the chances of a problem position. Working on sleeping position could be of some help. The most likely position to cause back pain is while sleeping face down. Arranging pillows can support a comfortable position and helps to maintain it. For instance, putting a large body pillow “in the way,” making it more difficult to roll into an awkward position may be effective for some people.

Being Overweight

The extra weight puts pressure on the spine; you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator to find out if you need to lose weight.


Back pain in the morning may be due to tissue damage in the back caused by smoking or the fact that people who smoke tend to have unhealthier lifestyles than people who don’t smoke.


Long-term use of medication is known to weaken bones, medicines such ascorticosteroids could be the reason for your back pain.


Joint pain (including in the back) when walking and stiffness first thing in the morning are symptoms of arthritis – if the pain and stiffness take more than 30 minutes to resolve on waking up, or seem to start when you stop to rest after exercise, make sure you mention this to your general physician.


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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Hayley Muzza
Hayley Muzza 5pts

Wow that's so crazy you just tagged me In that, I was literally just googling it lol. As I'm laying in bed in pain😥😥😥😥 I will Have a read! Thanks Louisa ✫ Briggs

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Hoang Le 5pts

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Olga Lidia Perez
Olga Lidia Perez 5pts

Me interesa el escrito,pero quisiera lo tradujeran en español ,gracias...

Sugu Na
Sugu Na 5pts

Ya i got this pain after wokeup every morning frm bed. Y?

Gloria D. Carter
Gloria D. Carter 5pts

I have two bulging discs with mild arthritis I wake up every morning hurting\U0001f62d

Indy Kaur
Indy Kaur 5pts

They are trousers made of plastic material

Annie Edoño Yambot
Annie Edoño Yambot 5pts

Switch to TempurPedic bed. It's springless and absorbs your weight when laying down on it unlike spring which tends to push you back and that's where the hurt/achy back comes from. I don't wake up tired with backache anymore. Sleeping better too!

Shevchenko Tamara
Shevchenko Tamara 5pts

The back hurts cause there is no core strength present ...-(( Pilates are the only answer .. ...NuFit Pilates offering 10 one on one sessions for only $50 per session ..!!!Great way to learn about Pilates and to build your core ❤️❤️

Indy Kaur
Indy Kaur 5pts

Wear your normal pajamas under the sauna pants. Buy a big size

Indy Kaur
Indy Kaur 5pts

You can get them from amazon and on line sport shops

Indy Kaur
Indy Kaur 5pts

Wear a sauna pants while you sleeping and say goodbye to back pain

Suraj Khanna
Suraj Khanna 5pts

Sleep on had bed n In right posture.do not get up straight

Bimla Gupta
Bimla Gupta 5pts

kya kre taki jb hm so ker uthe to hmari back pain na ho

Rachel Joo Hee
Rachel Joo Hee 5pts

Because your quadratus lumborum and erectors were engaged and shortened all night... And because what Katie Simpson said.

Katie Simpson
Katie Simpson 5pts

Because you don't do yoga, or stretch before getting out of bed, or think good thoughts before falling asleep???

Neelam Bansal
Neelam Bansal 5pts

My heel left one pains very bad when I get up in the morning & have acute lower back pain too ...I use hard bed & mattresses

Nafisa Sultana
Nafisa Sultana 5pts

I use hard bed to sleep so good bye back pain .........

Yaya Sobieski
Yaya Sobieski 5pts

I sleep on the floor...now everything hurts equally. Problem solved!

Shirinbai Lalji
Shirinbai Lalji 5pts

The bed should be stiff and strong then this problem will go

IoannisGekas 5pts

morning stiff-pain

TCM = dampness

Ayuverda = Kapha

western medicine = liquid stasis , topical circulation problem

Best treatment = exersise

Stefanie Pitts
Stefanie Pitts 5pts

It could be your kidneys or your adrenal glands.

Pillow Solve
Pillow Solve 5pts

If you sleep on your side, you need a knee pillow between the knees to align your hips and prevent back pain. One that attaches to your leg, to stay in place all night is your best option. Sleepy Kneez

Ayurveda 5pts

Jaihind Suman Saxena Glad! :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Arti Upadhyay Refer to the article! :)

Manjunathsajjan Sajjan
Manjunathsajjan Sajjan 5pts

Hi.. forward bending is prohibited. Avoid bike riding. Sit straight. katibasti is helpful.