A requirement of eight hours of sleep every night can be a nightmare attempt for many people. Evening classes, part-time jobs, and socialization issues make most people busy only to afford a few hours of sleep. In addition to the difficulty of getting sufficient hours, many more also suffer neck problems in the morning because of poor sleep patterns. The problem is escalating at an alarming rate. Health practitioners are coming onboard with preventive education to warn people of the perils of sleeping in a wrong position for too long.
The muscles in the neck can only support a given position for quite some time before their tire. Take care of your posture and your sleep orientation to take back the quality of your sleep to the times when you were just a baby with no worry in the world. Before going further looking for help read on to find the reasons you’re waking up with a sore neck.
Your bed pillow offers little support
People who must use a pillow when sleeping need something a bit stiff on the inside and comfy on the outside. The comfortable part is for cushioning your head while you sleep, especially if you turn a lot. Resting on a hard surface can be cumbersome for the head parts such as ears. On the other hand, the pillow’s stiffness ensures that there is sufficient list of the head for the neck to align with the spine appropriately.
Mattresses that give in too much
Some mattresses are extra soft. When a person lies on them, they form a curved shape along the person’s body. Thus, the spine sits in an awkward wavy position that is not ideal for neck muscle position. There should be a balance of the start and end of the spine along the horizontal surface that a person uses for laying. Otherwise, there will be problems with adjacent muscles including the neck muscles. The pillow might be okay, and a person may not necessarily spend much time on computer work at a desk, but if the sleeping surface is extremely uneven, then there will be adverse effects on the neck.
You spend too much on a desk in a rigid position
Computer work is the number one reason for sore neck mornings amongst modern workers. Staring at a computer all day and forcing people to maintain an upright position is too tasking for the neck. The neck muscles eventually budge from the pressure. The time taken to relax and sleep is often the rejuvenation time for the muscles. Unfortunately, most people wake up before their muscles are completely relaxed. It is akin to running and then resting for a short while and trying to run or do another strenuous activity again. The body takes longer to recover. Therefore, you should either address the neck support problem at your desk or take longer sleep time. In this case, the first option might be more practical than the second one.
There might be other specific reasons you’re waking up with a sore neck. Asking your doctor for further diagnosis should be an appropriate measure to take. Still, if you change anything that you were doing wrong, then positive results will come your way.