How to Avoid a Sore Neck from Sleeping

Do you ever have those nights where you sleep so well that you don’t wake up throughout the night at all? And when you arise in the morning, you find it hard to get out of bed because you’re so restful.

But there’s just one problem – your neck is sore.

When you lay in a certain position for so long, it can do damage to your neck and spine. To get those creaks out of your neck, Sleep MD has a few suggestions that might help you get better sleep. Follow these tips below and invest in more restful sleep.

Change Your Pillows

Have you ever thought about how the type of pillow you use can be contributing to neck pain while you sleep? Our pros suggest using a feather pillow, as it allows the shape of your neck to rest better. Down pillows mold to your specific shape. Making it so that you don’t have to toss and turn as much to enjoy your time at night.

Straighten Out Your Spine

Do you sleep on your side? Or do you spend more time on your back? If you do like to go from side to side, you need to do more to keep your spine straight while you sleep. When we sleep, we can’t necessarily control the way our body is positioned. Keeping ourselves crouched or hunched over for long periods of time can contribute to some major pain.

Use a pillow that keeps your neck higher than your head, so your spine is encouraged to be straighter when you lay down.

Invest in a Horseshoe Pillow

You can hurt your neck while resting even when you’re not sleeping. Do you get kinks in your neck by watching TV or riding the train? You can do more to ensure that those pains bother you no longer. A horseshoe or U-shaped pillow can support your neck and spine. Not only does it keep you pain-free, but it keeps your head up so that you can continue doing the activities you love.

Analyze the Way You Sleep

It’s not all about sleep position – sometimes it’s about the sleep itself. Do you struggle with lack of sleep? Do you want to feel more rested? It can contribute to a variety of movements which might hinder your ability to get a good night’s rest.

You might experience neck soreness if you deal with the following issues:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • Sleep that does not let you feel rested in the mornings
  • Waking up too early without the ability to fall back to sleep
  • Having an uncomfortable bed

Research has shown that people who deal with these sleep issues are 300% more likely to have neck and spine pain. In comparison to those who rest better at night. It can cause a cycle of pain and discomfort without allowing you to ever feel rested. You may be going through life not feeling your best. This hinders your ability to perform your tasks and hobbies, as well as you, know you can.

It’s time to get rested and develop better habits to help you become more rested. Get rid of that neck pain ASAP!

Get in Touch with Dr. Shukla

At Sleep MD, we offer comprehensive sleep health plans. We individualize them to your specific needs and goals. If you deal with chronic neck or back pain, it’s time to assess how your sleeping life is getting you down. We want to assess your sleep disorders or sleeping problems. We can come up with a treatment plan that can help you get your life back on track as soon as possible. To find out more, reach out to us online or give us a call at (212) 661-7077. We look forward to helping you!

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