Are you struggling with neck pain from sleeping?
For most people suffering from chronic pain, the only time of day when they can feel a sense of relief is during sleep.
However, if your pain is directly related to your sleep you can find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place. An endless cycle of poor sleep increasing the severity of your neck pain and then difficulty sleeping because of the neck pain.
At Focus PT we have helped thousands of patients just like you, who felt their pain was untreatable, reach a place where they look forward to a good night’s rest rather than staring at the ceiling for hours on end.
In this blog, you will discover 5 of the most effective ways to reduce your neck pain from sleeping.
1 – Choose The Right Pillow
Choosing a supportive pillow is one of the most effective ways to reduce neck pain from sleeping.
The head should be kept in a neutral position with respect to the spine while sleeping, and having a suitable pillow can help achieve this.
A firm, adjustable pillow that follows your natural curves will help keep your head and neck aligned, providing the support they need to stay comfortable throughout the night.
2 – Try Sleeping On Your Back
Sleeping on your back is another great way to reduce neck pain from sleeping.
This position helps keep your head and neck aligned while you sleep, reducing strain and improving comfort.
Additionally, it can help prevent other issues such as snoring or acid reflux that may be exacerbating your neck pain.
If you prefer to sleep on your side, try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your legs. This can help reduce strain on the neck by providing additional support for the spine.
3 – Adjust Your Mattress
Making sure you have the right mattress for your body type is essential in reducing neck pain from sleeping.
An overly firm mattress can cause pressure points and strain on the muscles, while an overly soft mattress may not provide enough support to keep your head and neck properly aligned.
Finding a mattress that is just right for you can help reduce neck pain and improve overall sleep quality.
4 – Use a Heating Pad or Ice Pack
Applying heat or cold to your neck can help reduce pain and stiffness from sleeping.
If you are experiencing acute neck pain, apply an ice pack to the area for 15 minutes at a time. For chronic neck pain, use a heating pad before bed or during the day for 10-15 minutes at a time.
This can help reduce inflammation and relax the muscles, providing some relief from neck pain.
5 – Download Our Free Report
Our free report on How to Beat Neck & Shoulder Pain, Without Taking Pills or Having to Call and See a Doctor gives you expert advice on how to relieve your neck pain, after working with thousands of patients in our clinic.
If you experience neck pain it is very common to also feel pain in your shoulders. In fact, your neck and shoulders have a symbiotic relationship – when one is in trouble, the other one compensates, and vice versa.
That’s why you need professional advice to correct your pain before it gets any worse, which it will if left untreated.
“I’ve Tried Everything And Nothing Works”
Have you already tried every pillow and position, only to find the relief is fleeting?
At Focus Physical Therapy, we believe in addressing the root cause, not just treating the symptoms.
Physical therapy has been proven to be a fast and effective solution for neck pain from sleeping. Our expert therapists are dedicated to understanding the cause of your discomfort, creating a personalized treatment plan aimed at relieving your pain and enhancing your sleep quality.
For a limited time, we at Focus Physical Therapy are offering a FREE Neck and Shoulder Assessment. This is your opportunity to take back control of your health and say goodbye to waking up with neck pain.
But don’t wait – spaces for this exclusive offer are limited and filling up quickly!
If you’re ready to start your days refreshed and free from pain, fill out our simple web form and secure your free assessment today.
It’s time to sleep better and feel better. Don’t let neck pain rule your life!
Alternatively, if coming into the clinic isn’t feasible for you or if you have reservations about physical therapy, we understand.
That’s why we’re also offering a Free Telephone Consultation. You can speak directly to one of our expert therapists, who will provide advice and guidance tailored to your needs.
Additional Free Advice To Help With Neck Pain From Sleeping
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