Does anyone have any suggestions for sleeping with lower back pain at night? Recently I have had what I think is a flareup of my degenerative disc disease and it is particularly causing me pain when I lie down to sleep. I am a side sleeper and I also tend to switch back and forth from side to side. I was taking muscle relaxants at night for chronic unexplained headaches that are possibly coming from the degenerative disc disease in my neck, and that was helping me to sleep despite the back pain. However, they were causing side effects. Any suggestion for pillow placement (between knees does not help)? Also any natural sleep aids anyone has had success with? I have also tried a warm bath, stretches, and heating pad. Those sometimes help me get to sleep, but only on my back which is not comfortable for me for the whole night. Also I then wake up with pain later. Also, I have had no luck with anti-inflammatory medication for either area.