When you jump into bed at night, little thought goes into how you should be sleeping, with most people only concerned with catching z’s as soon as possible. But if you find you’re waking up with aches and pains it might be time to visit the physio to get some help. When you sleep, your body should always be in a neutral posture where the curves of your spine are supported, with your neck and shoulders properly aligned. “So if you find yourself waking up in the morning with lower back pain that doesn’t resolve itself within 15-30 minutes, consider upgrading your pillow or mattress,” physiotherapist and author of Get Yourself Back in Motion, Jason T. Smith advises. Your physio can also suggest the best type of bed for your posture.