How to sleep to avoid neck pain


With so many things, when it comes to neck pain, prevention is always better than cure. It is true that neck pain can be caused by various reasons; even some are not under your control. But there are many things you can do to avoid neck pain. Most important is to look at how you sleep and what effect this can have on your neck.

If you wake up with neck pain, it can occur because of two reasons. Either your pillow is not right for you or your sleeping position is affecting your neck badly.

What are the best sleeping positions to avoid neck pain?

·        FLAT ON YOUR BACK: This sleeping position offers most health benefits. It keeps your body in an even alignment over your spine and reduces any unnecessary pressure on your back and neck.

v TIP: - in this position, you can try sleeping with pillow behind your knees to maintain natural curve of your back. It also makes breathing easier.

·        SLEEPING ON YOUR SIDES: it has several healths benefits -especially if you are sleeping on your left side. It helps to reduce snoring and great for digestion and even reduce heartburn.

v TIP: use a taller pillow under your neck so your neck is aligned with your head. This will keep your spine straight.


·        AVOID using a pillow which is too high or hard because it will keep your neck flexed overnight and can cause pain.

·        Try feather pillow which easily conforms to the shape of your neck.

·        AVOID sleeping on your stomach. This position puts a lot of pressure on your spine’s muscles and joints. This position forces you to turn your neck which gives you neck pain.

if you have healthy sleep posture, but you are still struggling with neck pain, some other factors can be the culprit. Consult healthcare experts at Antarnaad.  Antarnaad offers tele consultation to make you understand about the factor affecting your neck and how to eliminate it. Antarnaad is a growing network of experienced physiotherapists; provide treatment and advice for all conditions using various techniques such as, manipulation, tapping, dry needling, mobilization and modalities