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Will letting my baby sleep on his side cause a stiff neck?

Will letting my baby sleep on his side cause a stiff neck?

No; not a good idea: Letting your baby sleep on his side shouldn't cause a stiff neck, but this position is not recommended for sleep because of the risk of sids. Babies should sleep on their backs; the incidence of sids is lower than if babies sleep on their sides. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I woke up this morning with a stiff neck on my left side. Any advice on sleeping with a stiff neck?

I woke up this morning with a stiff neck on my left side. Any advice on sleeping with a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: Gentle range of motion exercises after icing the area - if this does not improve it, get yourself checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Stiff neck for over 10 days. Necks gets better as day progresses, however after waking up, it is bad again. Can only sleep on side.Used hot pack. Help?

Stiff neck for over 10 days. Necks gets better as day progresses, however after waking up, it is bad again. Can only sleep on side.Used hot pack. Help?

Change pillow: You may need to look at your sleep position or pillow. Stretching exercises may help. Consider seeing your doctor to make sure that there is not something more going on. ...Read more

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What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

What can be done about a stiff neck caused by poor sleeping posture?

Easy things first: Try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, heat pack, icy-hot or ben gay. If that doesnt work, try a massage. Finally if none of those work, you might want to see your primary md. A short course of muscle relaxant can help. Make sure you take steps to prevent a poor sleeping position in the future otherwise the symptoms will persist. ...Read more

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What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

What causes sleep apnea if one os not overweight and has no history. Tmj, clenching, stiff neck muscles, psychiatric medication?

All or none: I have seen many patients for an oral mouthpiece for sleep apnea that are not overweight. A thorough screening and health history with a sleep professional is required to hopefully rule out some of the other causes. ...Read more

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How could i go to sleep with a stiff neck?

How could i go to sleep with a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: FIrst, it would be important to know the cause of the stiff neck. It just muscle strain, then some heat to the area, perhaps some massage therapy, and OTC med such as ibuprofen, may alleviate the pain and allow for sleep. Avoid using a very high pillow, as well. If simple measures don't help, you should see your provider to assess for other causes. ...Read more

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Colds, cough, sleep, stiff neck, what to do?

Colds, cough, sleep, stiff neck, what to do?

See your doctor: Likely its bothering you a lot, your doctor should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How to fix a stiff neck from sleeping the wrong way?

How to fix a stiff neck from sleeping the wrong way?

Get examination : If this has been going on for an extended period of time i would suggest that you get examined to find the reason. Most likely it just muscular in nature. It could be as gimle as the pillow you use or the position you sleep in. Try placing a towel wrapped around your neck, secured by a pin and se if the extra support stop your pain. If do then try getting a pillow with a neck contour for support. ...Read more

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Could leaving the fan on while i was sleeping give me a stiff neck?

Could leaving the fan on while i was sleeping give me a stiff neck?

Not likely: You probably just slept wrong and strained the muscles in that area. The fan would have nothing to do with that. ...Read more

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How do I make a stiff neck (from sleeping in a bad position) better for a child?

How do I make a stiff neck (from sleeping in a bad position) better for a child?

Encourage activity: Many will improve on their own. If the head is held in a fixed position (turned and tilted to one side, right or left), check with your child's primary provider or a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Same if there is pain, fussiness, delayed improvement. These could be more serious and need evaluation, therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Neck Strain (Definition)

A stiff neck causes pain and discomfort with neck movement. Causes vary, and include muscle strains, ...Read more