How should I sleep with neck pain?
Hello, I am 23 years old female. I have been suffering from a neck since last month. I contacted a doctor they said everything is normal but my neck still hurts. They also asked me to take some tests which I did and the reports were also normal. When I told my doctor that I have severe pain in the morning right after waking up he said it might be because of poor posture during sleep. I do get pain afterward but it is severe in the morning. For the last two days, I am hardly sleeping. Please tell me how should I sleep with neck pain? What is the perfect position for neck pain?
@timmo Hello, dealing with neck discomfort, the best positions for sleep are on your back or side. These positions are less stressful. Sleeping on your back helps maintain your spine’s natural curves. You can use a thinner pillow in this position than you would when sleeping on your side. Your head position should be only slightly raised so that it’s at a similar angle as when you’re standing. Sleeping is one of the best ways to keep your head neutral, with your chin straight ahead. When sleeping in this position, it’s a good idea to use a pillow high enough to keep your neck neutral but not so high that your upper ear is forced toward your shoulder. Do avoid sleeping on your stomach. Thanks!