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Q: What is the best sleeping position if you have a bad back?

It's hard to say which one sleeping position is best for any individual... your back will probably let you know which ones don't work. In fact, moving around while you sleep is probably best. Sleeping in any one position for too long (especially if you sleep more than 7-9 hours) is not good. Also it is important to avoid sagging mattresses as they can put your back in an unbalanced, stressful position. In general,

1) Look for a mattress that is firm but not hard,

2) Sleep in a bed large enough to allow freedom of movement, and change positions frequently,

3) when getting out of bed, roll to one side and sit up sideways, using your arms to help.

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