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Best Way To a Sleep With Neck Pain

Best Way To a Sleep With Neck Pain

There are three natural curves in your spine. At the neck and lower back, it curves forward – while it curves backward in your upper back. Keeping this natural curvy position is important when it comes to avoiding neck and back straining during sleep. So here are some tips that will help you get a sound sleep if you already have neck pain.

  • Use a thin pillow – With a slight forward curve, a thin pillow will help you keep your cervical spine (neck) in its natural
  • Try a cervical A cervical pillow curves naturally with the neck, so it supports your neck and thus prevents neck straining.
  • Use a supportive mattress – If your mattress is too soft, you may find that you sink into it and your back
  • Keep chin neutral – Tucking your chin keeps head in a forward position and puts strain on your neck muscles. Avoid tucking your chin during sleep hours to prevent neck pain and
  • Put a pillow between your knees – Orthopaedic specialists recommend keeping a thin pillow between knees to maintain the alignment of the lower spine. It also helps in preventing chronic neck aches and

Consult your family physician or orthopedic specialist if you still experience pain or stiffness in the neck. He may advise radiological tests to see if there is some serious problem with your neck joints or muscles behind your chronic neck pain.

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