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Does anyone have hip pain while sleeping?

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  • Mary Sophia Hawks moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi all. One of the main things we can do for sleep is assess our current mattress. If your mattress is 8+ years old, you may need to consider a new one. Do not be afraid to go to a mattress store and lie down! That is the only way to know what will work. If it usually takes 15 minutes before your pain develops, inform the sales person that you will be lying there until you feel pain. I have found that if I explain my situation, the sales people leave me alone until I’m ready. Comfort and pain relief are more important than pride. We are all unique and have to find our own comfort level. Please feel free to reach out anytime. Encouraging hugs to you. Mary Sophia ( Team)

  • KellyT
    8 months ago

    Thanks Richard . I go to the Rheumatologist tomorrow and am hoping to get a definitive diagnosis. I am one of the ones to have normal lab work but all kinds of pain and crazy things going on with my body.
    For those with hip and back pain i do want to share one thing that does help me alot. I sleep on my side with a pillow between my knees. That seems to take some of the pressure of my hip and back.

  • Monica Y. Sengupta moderator
    8 months ago

    All the best, KellyT! I hope you get some answers (and some relief). If you feel comfortable, please update us on how the appointment goes! ~Monica

  • Richard Faust moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi KellyT. As you can see from the other responses, pain and discomfort while trying to sleep are all too common with RA. First, let me say that if the hip issues are a new symptom, it (like any new symptom) should be brought to the attention of your doctor. We have quite a few articles in the archive on sleep issues, many of them dealing with sleep hygiene or general pain and discomfort. In this article one of our contributors writes about sleep troubleshooting, including trying to work on comfort: This article looks at pain and sleep and the science behind it: In addition, in this article one of our contributors writes about being the “pillow queen” in the quest for comfort and pain relief: Hope this information can be of some use and that you find some relief. Best, Richard ( Team)

  • KellyT
    8 months ago

    Yep every night trying to find a position i can tolerate long enough to fall asleep. When i do fall asleep i usually wake up during the night with pain. If I’m lucky I can get a few hours of straight uninterrupted sleep. It’s a constant struggle but with any luck it will get better. I hope you can find some relief and get some sleep.

  • 2waltersinnm
    8 months ago


    All the time! I can’t seem to get into any comfortable position to sleep. Sorry that you are experiencing the same!

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