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“How To Sleep When You Have Neck Pain?” 5 Expert Tips

As the festive season approaches, our days become filled with the joys and challenges of Christmas preparations.

From traveling to see loved ones to cooking feasts, buying presents, and decking the halls, this time of year is bustling with activity.

But for those suffering from neck pain, the season can bring a less welcome experience: the struggle to find a peaceful night’s sleep.

When your neck aches, every toss and turn can feel like a battle, leaving you exhausted instead of energized for the holiday festivities.

Are you wondering how to sleep when you have neck pain?

In this blog, you will uncover the problem of neck pain while sleeping, and 5 expert tips for relief.

Understanding Neck Pain When Sleeping

Neck pain during sleep can stem from various factors.

It might be the result of poor posture during the day, especially for those of us who spend hours hunched over a desk or engaged in physical activity.

It can also be caused by an unsupportive pillow or mattress, or even lingering injuries from sports.

The symptoms are often a stiff, sore neck upon waking, headaches, and sometimes even numbness or tingling in the arms.

Understanding these causes is the first step toward finding relief.

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5 Tips To Sleep Without Neck Pain

Choose the Right Pillow:

Your pillow should support the natural curve of your neck.

Consider a pillow that’s adjustable or specially designed for neck support.

For side sleepers, a thicker pillow is ideal to keep your head aligned with your spine.

Back sleepers may benefit from a thinner pillow to avoid pushing the head too far forward.

Optimize Your Sleeping Position:

Try to sleep on your back or side rather than on your stomach, which can strain your neck.

If you’re a back sleeper, placing a small rolled-up towel under your neck can add extra support.

Stretch Before Bed:

Gentle neck stretches can relieve tension built up during the day.

Try slowly tilting your head from side to side and then forward and backward, holding each position for a few seconds.

Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine:

Activities that reduce stress can lead to better sleep quality.

Consider practices like meditation, reading, or listening to soothing music before bed to help relax your neck muscles.

Stay Active During the Day:

Regular exercise, especially activities that strengthen the neck and upper back muscles, can help prevent pain.

As a physical therapist, I can guide you on specific exercises that are safe and effective for your condition.

Ready For A Pain-Free Thanksgiving?

We all look forward to those heartwarming gatherings and laughter-filled moments during Christmas, but the neck pain that can arise from holiday stress and preparations is far less welcome.

The ease of turning our heads to share a smile or a conversation is a joy we seldom think about – that is until neck discomfort begins to creep in.

Don’t let neck pain cast a shadow over your festive cheer or hinder your holiday activities.

With appropriate exercises and expert advice, you can effectively manage your neck pain and reclaim the joy of the season.

We’re gifting you a FREE Neck Pain Assessment during November, so let us guide you on your journey to optimal running health.

Don’t forget, you can schedule a no-obligation (and free!) phone consult or visit us at our Valley Cottage clinic as part of your  FREE Neck Pain Assessment.

Or just give us a call at 845.675.8444!

Don’t hesitate; take the first step towards a more comfortable and pain-free daily routine today.

Until next time,

David Stedjan, PT. 

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