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When you have problems in your joints or your spine, it often manifests in the legs, particularly lying in the same position for a long time. You may want to try supporting your legs with pillows or place a pillow between your knees when you're lying on your side, like many pregnant women do. If you're lying on your back, putting a very flat pillow or a folded towel under your knee can ease the pain somewhat, but be careful that you don't end up way your knee being unable to stretch completely because it's lying in a slightly bent position overnight. Taking a painkiller or perhaps a muscle relaxants just before you go to sleep may also help you get a better sleep. As well, I've heard good things about memory foam mattresses and mattress pads - apparently, it really protects your body while you are in bed and can do wonders for your quality of sleep (however, it's my understanding that memory foam is derived from late tax, so if you have a latex allergy, don't get one)   If your doctor doesn't have any tips for how to managing your pain at night, ask for a referral to a physiotherapist. In addition to being able to give you some exercises that may help your joints, a physiotherapist should be able to give you some tips on supported positions of your body at night.  
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