Have you ever woken up with a sore neck? Most of us have suffered from this not-so pleasing scenario. A sore neck can be very uncomfortable, and most of all can disrupt your day to day activities. Though getting relief is easy thanks to medications to relieve pain and other measures like massaging, a sore neck can reduce the quality of your life with a margin of over 80%. If you have ever woken up with a sore neck, it is time you double check what could be causing this painful yet stressful ordeal. Below are reasons you’re waking up with a sore neck each morning.
Poor sleeping position
Getting a good night’s sleep goes beyond just getting into a bed and sleeping, it starts with the way you position yourself to bed. Poor sleep position accounts for over 70% of all body aches let alone sore necks. Tucking your head in a pillow or placing your head in a not so well position for sleep like bending your neck too much or over-stretching your neck for long periods during the night can lead to a sore neck. Make sure you balance your head properly in a well-propped pillow that is comfortable and chooses a sleep position that is comfortable before falling asleep. This way, you will avoid any neck pains and soreness in the morning.
Sleeping on the wrong mattress
Where you sleep also matters a lot. You are more susceptible to aches and pains if you do not sleep in a good mattress that suits you. This is especially true for those who sleep without pillows. A hard mattress is more likely to support your head throughout the night, but a sinking mattress is more likely to place your head in an awkward position putting your neck at risk. So, get a firm mattress or support your neck with a good pillow. This guarantees you a safe sleep that is free from aches and pains the next day. This is also true for the kind and type of bed you sleep in.
You toss and turn a lot at night
As far as poor sleeping position is bad, not changing your sleeping position is bad too. Sleeping in one position for eight hours straight could have a negative impact on your neck especially if the position you are in, is not favoring your head. Also, tossing and turning could reposition you from a good head position to the worst head position that could lead to soreness in the morning. To, be safe make sure you sleep on a good mattress and limit the number of pillows you use per night. This way, you will avoid putting your head in between pillows lowering your risk of having neck soreness.
Having a good rest is each and everyone’s goal. However, as much as we love sleeping, we must make sure that each night we sleep in a way that is promoting our health. Not caring about the type of bed or mattress you are sleeping on will lead to neck pains and back pains in the future. So, get your bed, pillows, mattresses and your senses in order, and you will be surprised by how neck soreness will be a thing of the past.