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How can you get in and out of bed safely when you have lower back pain?

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Do this when getting in and out of the bed if you have low back pain:

To get in, sit on the side of the bed. Supporting yourself with your hands, bend your knees, and lie down onto your side.

To get out of bed, roll onto your side, bend both knees, and push yourself up with your hands, while swinging your legs over the side of the bed. Avoid bending forward at the waist, which can put strain on your back.

When getting in and out of bed, never jerk yourself up from a lying position.

From: Sleeping Well With Low Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Heffner, K. , January 2011. The Clinical Journal of Pain

The Better Sleep Council: "Americans Get Physical After a Good Night in Bed," "The Better Sleep Guide."

University of Missouri-Columbia: "Mechanical Low Back Pain."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Heffner, K. , January 2011. The Clinical Journal of Pain

The Better Sleep Council: "Americans Get Physical After a Good Night in Bed," "The Better Sleep Guide."

University of Missouri-Columbia: "Mechanical Low Back Pain."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 16, 2019

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