We all love our sleep. However, your body might be keeping you from getting the recommended amount of sleep because of different aches and pains. So it could be this constant battle of finding a comfortable position, not aggravating a certain pain point, and tossing and turning so much that you just can’t get the sleep your body needs.
Trust me, we have all been there.
Getting enough sleep is a vital part of your overall health and wellness. When you don’t get enough sleep, it can have a major impact on both your physical and mental health. Sleep deprivation can lead to fatigue, stress, depression, and even obesity.
Not sleeping regularly or getting the recommended amount of hours (7-9 hours) of sleep each night can cause your body to become overworked and not function properly.
It also impacts your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off illnesses like colds and the flu. Your energy levels will be drastically reduced during the day if you do not get sufficient sleep at night.
It probably goes without saying that sleep is good for your body and mind, it helps with the recovery process, and you need to get the proper sleep to be at your best each day.
Sleeping Comfortably With Neck Pain
Sleeping Positions To Make Your Sleep More Comfortable
If you are suffering from neck pain, you may be wondering how to make sleeping more comfortable. Neck pain can interfere with your sleep and lead to fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and a decrease in your quality of life.
Luckily, there are some simple tips that can help make sleeping with neck pain more comfortable.
If you’re suffering from neck pain, it can be difficult to find the right sleep position that will provide relief and help you get a good night’s rest. To make it easier for those struggling with neck pain, here are four sleeping positions that can help:
1. The Side Sleeping Position – Lying on your side is one of the best positions if you have neck pain, as it helps keep your spine in a neutral position while relieving pressure off of your joints. Make sure to place a pillow between your knees to keep your hips aligned and use another pillow under your head to support your neck’s natural curve.
2. The Back Sleeping Position – While sleeping on your back is not recommended for those with lower back pain, it can be beneficial for those with neck pain. Using a medium-to-firm pillow that keeps your head in line with the rest of your body will help relieve any tension on your neck and shoulders.
3. The Stomach Sleeping Position – Lying on your stomach is not recommended for those with neck pain, as this position puts extra pressure on the spine and neck joints, which can worsen existing pain or cause further injury. If you do decide to sleep in this position, make sure to use a pillow that’s thin enough to keep your head from being too far off the mattress.
4. The Reclining Position – Reclining in an armchair or upright sleeping chair can also provide relief from neck pain. Make sure to adjust the chair so that your head is in a neutral position and use pillows to support your head and neck.
The Correct Type Of Mattress
A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy lifestyle. But if you’re one of the many people who suffer from neck pain, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging.
Luckily, the right mattress can help reduce neck pain and make sleeping more comfortable.
When it comes to selecting the best mattress for neck pain, there are several factors to consider. The first thing to look at is firmness. People with neck pain often find that a medium-firm mattress offers the most support and comfort.
This type of mattress has enough cushioning without sinking too deeply into the bed, which helps reduce pressure on your spine and neck muscles while still allowing you to get the restful sleep you need.
The Correct Type Of Pillow for Sleeping with Neck Pain
Having the right pillow is essential to having a good night’s sleep, especially for those who suffer from neck pain.
A good pillow should provide support and stability for your neck, while simultaneously making sure that it’s not too firm or too soft. The best pillows will be able to adjust to the shape of your body so you can get comfortable without having to constantly shift around.
One way to ensure you’re getting the right pillow is by looking at its material. Memory foam pillows are generally considered the most comfortable options as they provide pressure relief and conform to the natural curves of your head and neck.
That is why we highly recommend a Pillowise pillow.
Get A Great Nights Sleep and Reduce or Eliminate Neck Pain When Sleeping with a Pillowise Pillow
For years, I searched for a pillow that was best for our patients, even myself, to avoid the stiffness in your neck and even arthritis. The Pillowise pillow is fit to each person, making it specific to your needs and provides ultimate comfort because Pillowise uses measurements of each person to fit you with the perfect pillow.
Pillowise allows you to measure at home, or we can do it for you if you want to stop in and get measurements to get a pillow that best fits your needs. Give us a call if you want to come in and visit us to be measured or we will be happy to ship the pillow to you if you aren’t able to get to the office in Wichita.
If you want to check out more videos that deal with neck pain or want more information on the Pillowise Pillow check out our videos on our YouTube channel.
Don’t wake up with neck pain or get a poor nights sleep because of your pillow. We want to help you wake up energized, ready to start the day, and pain free.
If you are struggling with neck pain or want to talk more about Pillowise, feel free to schedule a free phone consult, or contact us to arrange a free discovery visit. You can also feel free to give us a call at 316.558.8808 (We still like to talk on the phone!)
We love to keep people in Wichita, Andover, Derby, and Maize (as well as the surrounding areas in Kansas) mobile, active, and off pain pills – let our expertise go to work for you to help you return to the activities you love.
Don’t forget, you can schedule a no-obligation (and free!) phone consult or visit us at our Wichita clinic as part of your free discovery visit. Or just give us a call at 316.558.8808.
Until next time,
Cody Barnett PT
Other Free Resources To Help Reduce Neck Pain
Download one of our free reports – Free Back Pain Report – 9 Easy Ways To End Back Pain And Stiffness
Read Our Blog – Neck Pain: Sore Vs. Serious
Check out this other video on Pillowise – How to get a great nights sleep (without neck or back pain)!
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