The best and worst sleeping positions for chronic pain


You all know how much I love a practical blog post and you probably know how much I love an inforgraphic too, so here are two of my favourite things in one place just for you.

Chronic pain affects both the ability to fall asleep and overall sleep quality. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, those who suffer from chronic pain experience lower sleep quality and have higher stress levels than those who do not.

Pain plays a major role in sleep debt for several reasons. The physical pain can make it difficult to fall asleep, and the stress caused by it can keep you up. Additionally, those who struggle with chronic pain often have difficulty finding a sleep position that’s comfortable and doesn’t further exacerbate pain points.

If chronic pain is making it difficult for you to fall asleep, SensorGel suggest it may be time to reconsider your sleeping position. This SensorGel infographic outlines the effect different sleeping positions can have on your body, from reducing back and neck pain to improving circulation.


I’m currently in a flare, so please excuse the short blog post. The old fingers aren’t as useful as they usually are. Still, short in length but packed full of information I’m sure you’ll agree!