Neck pain is something we’ll all deal with at one point in time. The difference between an annoying neck pain and a chronic neck pain can be quite noticeable. If you’ve been exercising chronic neck pain when you wake up each morning, you’ll want to read this post to understand what may be causing your neck to hurt upon waking up from your sleep.
So Why Does Your Neck Hurt When You Wake Up?
There are a number of reasons why your neck may hurt when you wake up in the morning. In The list elbow, we’ll explore some of those reasons and explain why they may be causing neck pain in certain individuals.
Awkward Sleeping Positioning
Sometimes we may just sleep funny. This could be due to a number of reasons, but it’s likely this will be a one-time thing if it is caused by an awkward sleeping position. Awkward sleeping positions cna yield some weird knots, stress, and aches when we wake up. Avoid this by ensuring your sleeping positions and bed is suitable for your needs.
New Partner in Bed
If you’re recently moved in with a new partner and you’re now sharing a bed, it can sometimes cause you to compensate for the nelly occupied space on the bed and subsequently cause some possible neck pain in the morning. Thai could be especially true if your new partner in bed tosses and turns a lot throughout the night. A possible solution to this issue could be to talk to your partner and see if there’s a middle ground where you two cna meet and have a good night’s sleep together.
A New Pet in Bed
A new pet can equally disrupt your sleep, just as a new partner can. Pets, while seemingly smaller than humans, can cause a whole host of sleep disturbances. Especially if they move around a lot on the bed, jump on and jump off of the bed, or try to wake you up throughout the night if they have to go outside or need food/water. A good solution to this would be to keep your pet in their own space throughout the night.
An Object in Bed
If you’ve recently added a new pillow to your bed space, or some other new object; you may want to reconsider it if you’re experiencing a newfound neck pain upon waking up.
Supportive pillows in and of themself can cause neck pain to arise. Investing in a high-quality pillow which is geared towards your individual preferences cna do a whole lot of good to improve your quality of sleep, and thus possibly improve your neck pain.
A New Bed
If you’ve recently purchased a new bed, and you’re not acclimated to it yet; you may be experiencing an adjustment period. If this continues for a much longer time than you’re used to, you’ll want to consider returning the mattress to where you purchased it from. Many mattress companies offer you the ability to return it within a 90-day period, or even a full 365-day period. Take advantage of this opportunity if it’s available to you.
A New Exercise Routine or New Activity
Implementing a new exercise routine or activity can inevitably cause some newfound aches and pains to present themselves. If you notice a new neck pain after participating in a new activity, maybe take a break from siad activity for a week or so and see if your neck pain improves after you allow recovery time to take place.
A Past or Present Injury
If you’ve had a past injury which was never allowed to fully heal, you may be experiencing neck pain as a result of said injury. You’ll want to have it checked out as soon as possible, as it could be your body telling you of something wrong. If you’re experiencing neck pain from a new injury, the same strategy applies. Go see your doctor and determine what is happening. Don’t put it off.
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