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What’s Your Sleeping Position?

One of the most common causes of neck pain is from a bad sleeping position 

Sleeping position matters.  

An overwhelming percent of stomach sleepers suffer with neck pain. So first and foremost, get off your stomach. Whether you sleep on your side, or back, it’s important to keep your spine in a neutral position. This means that your head, shoulders, and hips should be in alignment. If your spine is out of alignment, it can put pressure on your neck and lead to pain. To avoid this, use a pillow that supports your head and neck in a neutral position, not too thick, not too thin. Never sleep on two pillows and never sleep with your arm under your pillow. 

If you’re struggling with neck pain, it may be time to rethink your sleeping position. Sleeping on your stomach is one of the worst positions for your spine and can lead to long-term pain. Try using a pillow that supports your head and neck in a neutral position and avoid sleeping on your arm or on two pillows. These changes may not cure your neck pain overnight, but they will help to improve your posture and reduce the overall amount of pressure on your spine.