Your mattress and the position you sleep in may affect your spine.
✓ Choose a mattress that provides medium or firm support, such as a traditional coil spring or adjustable airbed. Avoid waterbeds, thick pillow tops and soft, sagging mattresses.
✓ Always sleep on your back with a pillow either underneath your knees or on your side with a pillow between your knees. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
✓ Keep your neck and back covered while sleeping to avoid drafts that could cause potential muscle spasms.
Here are a couple of tips to help you get in and out of bed more comfortably:
✓ To lie down: Sit on the edge of the bed, pull your arms to your sides and tilt your body into the bed, maintaining the bend of your knees at 45 degrees. Finally, bring your feet into in a lying position or roll onto your back.
✓ To get up: From a side-lying position with your knees bent, push your body upright into a sitting position, swinging your legs over the edge of the bed as you rise.
If you find that you wake up sore then you may be suffering from any number of conditions that get worse overnight.