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How To Sleep With Neck Pain?

Neck pain has an annual prevalence rate exceeding 30% among adults in the US; nearly 50% of individuals will continue to experience some degree of chronic neck pain or frequent occurrences. Among adults, 20% to 70% will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities during their lifetime.  
Pain that's often worsened by holding your head in one place for long periods, such as when driving or working at a computer. 

What Causes Neck Pain?

Many things can cause your neck to hurt:

  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive motion
  • Bad sleep habits
  • Gritting your teeth
  • Carrying a heavy shoulder bag or purse
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sports injuries or other injuries
  • Car accidents involving whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Tumors
  • A fractured or collapsed vertebra, which can be related to osteoporosis
  • A slipped (herniated) disk
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Narrowed spaces within your spine (spinal stenosis)

What are the symptoms?

You may feel a knot, stiffness, or severe pain in your neck. The pain may spread to your shoulders, upper back, or arms. You may get a headache. You may not be able to move or turn your head and neck easily. If there is pressure on a spinal nerve root, you might have pain that shoots down your arm. You may also have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm.

If your neck pain is long-lasting (chronic), you may have trouble coping with daily life. Common side effects of chronic pain include fatigue, depression, and anxiety.

How To Reduce Neck Pain?

REST AND EXERCISE

A healthy spine likes to move freely, and most minor complaints will respond to some initial rest followed by gentle exercises such as walking, hydrotherapy pool exercises or Pilates.

Sleeping Positions (PHYSIOTHERAPY, OSTEOPATHY, CHIROPRACTIC, MONOTHERAPY)

During restful sleep, the heart, and blood pressure slow, the brain is able to release the hormones that stimulate tissue growth and repair blood vessels, the body makes more white blood cells and the immune system is boosted.

SURGERY

Should none of the above provide long-term relief, your doctor may refer you to a specialist who will assess your suitability for spinal surgery.

 

Therefore, the most cost-effective and easy way is to use the correct sleeping position to repair.

We spend about one-third of our life either sleeping

Given that an average a person sleeps for 8 hours in a day, that means that an average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime or basically one third of their life.

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your abilities to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories.

Most adults require between seven and nine hours of nightly sleep. 

 

The best sleeping positions for the neck are on your back or your side. The back in particular is recommended; just make sure to use a pillow that supports the curvature of your neck and a flatter pillow to cushion your head.

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