Each year, 15 percent of Americans will suffer from some form of neck pain. In fact, most people will experience a stiff neck at some point in their life. While a trip to the chiropractor may be necessary in many cases, the occasional stiff neck can be caused by a variety of factors that aren’t particularly serious. One of the most common culprits is sleeping in the wrong position.
The good news is that you can prevent a painful crick in the neck by avoiding some common bedtime mistakes. Sleep.org published an article, How to Prevent Neck Pain While Sleeping, in which it outlines some of the causes of sleep-induced neck pain.
- Pillows that do not comfortably mold to the shape of your neck
- Poor sleep habits
- Sleeping on your stomach
- Weak or stiff muscles
When it comes to combatting neck pain, sleep issues are fairly easy to correct. However, if you believe that your neck pain is caused by something more serious, a trip to the chiropractor is in order.