Waking up with a stiff neck can be unexpected and inconvenient. Some people might feel it make their activities such as going to work harder due to the pain. Just like sleep position, your pillow can put more stress on one point of your body, especially the neck.
What are the Other Causes?
Sleep on your stomach can twist the neck to one side for hours at a time.
Sitting up or turning your head to the side very quickly can strain the neck muscles.
The effect of previous whiplash or sports injuries can still be felt days or even weeks later.
Poor posture during the day
Working too long in front of a computer and watching television for too long without changing positions.
Home Remedies for Neck Pain
Apply an ice or heat pack
To the sore part of your neck for 10-20 minutes at a time to reduce inflammation.
Gentle stretching or self-massage
To loosen the muscles and ligaments over time, do it at least 2x /day.
Consider taking over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers
Such as ibuprofen if it’s necessary.
Sleep on your side or back
Avoid sleeping on your stomach. If you sleep on your side, put a pillow or bolster between your legs, and make sure the pillow isn’t too high.
Avoid pillows that are too stiff or too deep
This can cause the neck muscles to be flexed overnight. Use pillows that are good for your health like Mimpi Pillows.
Maintain a proper posture during the day
Even when you’re standing and walking! Not only sitting. It’s better to not hunching the shoulders and bending the neck too far forward.
Keep the daily gentle exercise routine
Such as stretching, walking, and yoga. This helps keep the blood flowing and muscles not tighten if done correctly.
Say goodbye to neck pain by using Mimpi’s pillows!
Our 100% natural latex pillows possess a unique adaptive capability that gently contours to heads of different shapes and weights and offers ample support regardless of sleeping positions. Moreover, they will stay in shape and instill proper posture (especially the head and neck) through the night.
**Be sure to alert your doctor if the neck pain worsens and longer than 3 days. Some types of neck pain should be treated immediately to prevent them from worsening or causing permanent damage.