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Are sleep deprivation and neck stiffness related symptoms?

Are sleep deprivation and neck stiffness related symptoms?

Could be: You may have aches and pains, listlessness, decreased concentration when you are deprived of sleep. ...Read more

Sleep Deprivation (Definition)

Sleep deprivation is when either consciously or unconsciously you are not allowing your body enough time for sleep. Typically in adult normal time is 6-8 hours. There are some people that require more (> 10 hours). Sleep deprivation can take another form in the type of selective deprivation such as rem sleep deprivation. Typically this may be med induced or ...Read more


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Is there something to help me sleep without neck stiffness?

Yes: If you are getting a stiff neck from sleeping, then the most likely cause is an uncomfortable position during sleep, such as sleeping on a couch or a chair. Find the cause first. ...Read more

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How can you deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funny?

How can you deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funny?

See below: Gentle stretching of the neck should work it out. Also heat to the painful area, use of anti-inflammatories if it is safe for you to take these should also help. The pain should go away after a day or two in most cases. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funkily?

What is a good way to deal with sudden neck stiffness due to sleeping funkily?

Things to try: Gentle stretching or a massage. If you are able, then try simple analgesic. With acute muscle injuries sometimes a cold pack will help but if persistent, gentle heat. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness from sleeping position, have been applying icy hot for 2 days - suggestions?

Neck stiffness from sleeping position, have been applying icy hot for 2 days - suggestions?

Try a: Neck supporter pillow at night. Also biofreeze might work better than icy hot . Aleve2-3 twice a day will help reduce inflammation. Gentle rotation is great for getting it going again! ...Read more

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Neck stiffness x2days, difficulty looking down, no other symptoms. Any suggestions? Healthy , no meds , just real bad neck pain .

Neck stiffness x2days, difficulty looking down, no other symptoms. Any suggestions? Healthy , no meds , just real bad neck pain .

Neck support : Try cervical pillow, warm compresses & aleve (naproxen) OTC. You can use up to 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day with food. Check with you local doctor if not better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can symptoms from meningitis come and go? I had the worst headache of my life and neck stiffness but now I only have the stiffness

Can symptoms from meningitis come and go? I had the worst headache of my life and neck stiffness but now I only have the stiffness

Neck stiffness: You must see your primary doctor - she/he will take your recent medical history, examine you, and order labs and images. When the results are available (probably next day) your doctor will decide what does or does not need intervention. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I've had fever, severe neck stiffness, and headache. I get migraines occasionally, but not with these symptoms - is this cause for concern?

I've had fever, severe neck stiffness, and headache. I get migraines occasionally, but not with these symptoms - is this cause for concern?

Contact your doctor: You may well have an infection, likely viral, but hard to pinpoint at this time. The migraines can kick up secondarily but the primary issue seems infectious. Contact your doctor ASAP and get this addressed. If your fever is high, and you start getting delirious, a lumbar puncture is advised. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more