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Here are the WORST SLEEPING POSTIONS for your neck.

Posted on March 11, 2024

Several sleeping positions can strain your neck, leading to discomfort or even pain. Here are some of the worst sleeping positions for your neck:


Stomach sleeping: This position forces your neck to be turned to one side for an extended period, putting stress on the muscles and joints. Additionally, it often requires you to twist your head to breathe, further straining the neck.

Sleeping without proper pillow support: Sleeping with a pillow that is too high or too flat can misalign your neck with your spine, leading to strain.

Sleeping with multiple pillows: Using too many pillows can elevate your head and cause your neck to bend unnaturally, leading to discomfort.

Sleeping on your back with improper head support: If your pillow is too high or too flat, it can lead to misalignment of your neck and spine.

Sleeping with arms overhead: This position can cause compression of the nerves in your shoulder and neck area, leading to discomfort or numbness.

It’s essential to find a sleeping position that supports the natural curvature of your spine and keeps your head aligned with your body. Using a pillow that adequately supports your neck and spine can also help alleviate strain and promote better sleep quality.



If you live in Charlotte and are in need of a neck or back evaluation, check out Active Life Chiropractic in Ballantyne. Our evaluations allow us to provide at home tips, including sleeping position recommendations.

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