View Full Version : Scoliosis and Sleep

06-16-2006, 10:28 PM
I have a curve, I can't recall the degree, but if it gets any worse I'll need surgery. Anyway, I have been having problems sleeping latley because my back hurts.. Does this happen to anyone else? Any suggestions?
thanks :)

06-16-2006, 10:37 PM
Questions: Have you had a new bed recently? Do you sleep with lots of pillows? Have you had alot of stress lately? Do you sleep on one side of the bed all the time? (That's if you have a full or queen size mattress.)
Try sleeping on your side rather than your back. Also getting an egg crate mattress to go between the sheets and the bed might help. Drinking sleepy time tea before you go to bed can also help relax the body. changing sides of the bed can be benefitual too.

Hope you get some relief soon.


06-17-2006, 08:34 AM
I had a nice pillowtop, but i thought that might be the problem so I took it off. I usually do sleep on my side, but now sleep on my stomacj because thats the only way it feels like it doesn't hurt, but I wake up and then it does. Not a lot of stress latley ( summer=no school :p ) and I only sleep with two pillows.

I guess I'm just scared it's gotten worse.. But I dunno :confused:

06-17-2006, 07:02 PM
No, I think your pain might be valid from what your describing. You might want to get with your doctor and be frank with him/her about what your experiancing.

06-18-2006, 09:46 PM
So you think it might be getting worse?

06-18-2006, 09:57 PM
How well do you know your back?

I woke up very sore today because I went to bed with a sore back and didnt do any yoga exercises. kicking myself now but plan to pool and go to a new yoga class tonight.

I can mail you in person if you would like some basic stetches, you dont need any equipment and they are very tame...

It might be a stage you are at with muscle tension in the body and the only way I find helps is to warm up and do 30 mins stretches a day for a week. Worth it if the pain goes away. Sleep disrupted? I have that if I cant move into a new position without pain waking me up. I would think it takes the body much more effort to roll over from the stomach!

Cheers, 3Curves

06-20-2006, 11:10 AM
Hiya, I have sever back pain and at night I do struggle to sleep. Beacuse of my curve I can only sleep on my right hand side, not on my left as it is uncomfortable.

I just take pain killers just before I go to sleep and lay on my back with a pillow supporting it (sometimes under knees, sometimes under my Lumbar back). Also get a furmer mattress to help support yoyr back.

06-28-2006, 02:03 PM
I don't struggle to sleep, but my back does hurt if I get in the wong position. From what my doctor told me, this isn't uncommon. It also hurts if I lay down for a while and then sit straight up. That happen to anyone else?

06-30-2006, 03:52 AM
I can not sit up straight without it hurting after a while. It's annoying because you were taught at school to sit up straight to have a nice posture, now I have to sloundge to stop it from hurting.

What can I say? School never teaches you anything, lol.

07-08-2006, 05:58 PM
So you think it might be getting worse?

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question . . . been on vacation.

No, I don't think it is getting worst, but anytime you have continual pain like that it needs to be addressed. I can honestly say that on occassion I still have pain in the mornings, but it is normally due to an activity fron the day before or how I slept on it wrong (or in a different bed.). I did notice last year when i got a new queen size bed that it took a month for me to get use to the firmer mattress.

07-10-2006, 09:36 AM
so do u have a brace :confused:
for me sleeping on my stomache takes the most pain away but that is in my boston brace
before u posision yourself to sleep lie on your back for a couple mintues this makes the spine go a bit straighter
Hope this helps

07-18-2006, 12:14 PM
i just had the surgery and im having a really hard time sleeping.. im still pretty sore.

but i just take some motrin or whatever and i do a little activity like standing or sitting (thats about all i can do) with my family to talk or watch a movie or something. it makes me tired a little.

but i still wake up and its hard to turn in bed so once i reposition myself on a different side or to my back its another hour before i go to sleep again.

a friend reccomended taking a benedryl before i go to bed to help me sleep. does anyone else do this?