20, May 2010
We’ve all had a night where we woke up with a stiff neck and It’s no fun. Here are some ways to lower your chances of getting a sore neck:
- Don’t use a lot of pillows. This will tip your spine out of alignment.
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach. This places your spine in a twisted position, distorts the pelvis and places extra strain on your lower back.
- Allow 7-8 hours a night for sleep. That’s how we recharge our batteries and heal our body.
- Sleep on a good firm mattress and place a pillow so your neck is in a neutral position, neither pushed up nor hanging down.
Get a good cervical pillow. One that’s been clinically shown to be effective is the Mediflow Waterbase Pillow. It was studied at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. In this study, The Mediflow pillow was consistently associated with significant improvements in overall quality of sleep, pain relief and reduced morning pain intensity. It works by combining a thin adjustable water layer with a soft layer of Dacron polyester fiber fill. The fiber fill floats over the water layer to provide a comfortable and supportive night’s sleep.
Give these tips a try and you may find that you wake feeling more refreshed!