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How should I sleep if I have sciatica?

If you have sciatica, making some simple bedtime changes may help provide symptom relief. If you usually sleep on your stomach or your back, consider sleeping on your side instead and placing a pillow between your knees. In addition, you may want to try sleeping on a firm mattress for extra back support.

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