Starting your morning with neck pain from sleeping – oof! Talk about waking up on the wrong side! Waking up with neck pain can make the simplest movements – like turning your head to say good morning – into painful endeavours. Here’s some advice on how to get rid of neck pain from sleeping wrong so you can get back to turning your neck freely and happily.
Neck pain in general is caused by strain to the muscles in your neck. Occasionally, it can also be caused by pinched nerves or herniated discs in your cervical spine – the medical term for the vertebrae that make up your neck. Neck pain from sleeping is caused when your neck is out of alignment with the rest of your spine. This can be a result of sleeping position, too many pillows, not the correct type of pillow, or other sleep issues.1