How to Relieve Stiff Neck : 3 Things You Must Check Before Sleeping

Cause of Stiff neck

Cause of Stiff neck

No one likes waking up with a stiff neck. It is not only annoying but it can also be quite painful. People with stiff necks are often uncomfortable in doing their daily activities as their actions and moves somehow seem limited.

What’s even worse is that there is no particular medicine that you can take in to remedy for stiff neck. You might resort to acupuncture, massage and warm baths but nothing more. That is why it is very important to prevent getting a stiff neck in the first place. Usually the cause of stiff neck  are related totype of  pillow, mattress and sleeping position.

So here are a few things that you should look into before going to sleep.

  • Pillows

Make sure that the pillow you are using molds or cradles your head and does not stay flat. Most people find feather pillows to be more helpful in preventing stiff neck compared to pillows made from foam. Foam pillows tend to be stiff and stay flat compared to feather pillows which are softer and yet able to support your head. Make sure that your pillow elevates your head three inches higher than your body

  • Mattress

Your mattress should be firm and must provide good support to your back. Pillows and mattresses should work such that your neck and back are in line – preventing stiff neck and back aches when you wake up.

  • Sleeping Position

If possible, avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping on your stomach will cause you to turn your head to one particular side more often. Maintaining such position will most definitely cause a stiff neck by the time you wake up.

If you meet these three steps, I am sure you would not have stiff neck when you wake up the next morning. The video below can also help you relieve stiff neck. Make sure you check it out.

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