The doctor told me I have lumbar spinal stenosis, which is putting pressure on a nerve root in my low back. How should I try to position my back when sleeping at night?

You may get relief by sleeping with your spine in a flexed, or forward bent, position. You can do this by lying on your back and placing a sleeping bag, stool, or padded box under your knees. Or ball up on your side in the fetal position.