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Why could my neck ache when I wake up?

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Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Bad bedtime habits

It could be a number of things.
But, in my experience it is best to start with simple things: bad pillow, bad mattress, stress, poor sleeping habits, or poor posture throughout the day are often causes of neck pain when someone wakes up. Try changing some of your before bed routine, eliminate bad habits, and try basic stretching of your neck muscles prior to going to sleep.

In brief: Bad bedtime habits

It could be a number of things.
But, in my experience it is best to start with simple things: bad pillow, bad mattress, stress, poor sleeping habits, or poor posture throughout the day are often causes of neck pain when someone wakes up. Try changing some of your before bed routine, eliminate bad habits, and try basic stretching of your neck muscles prior to going to sleep.
Dr. Karl Haake
Dr. Karl Haake
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Several reasons

Poor neck support from your pillow can be a cause.
An old unsupportive mattress can be a cause. Muscle spasm may result from the above plusany other causes.

In brief: Several reasons

Poor neck support from your pillow can be a cause.
An old unsupportive mattress can be a cause. Muscle spasm may result from the above plusany other causes.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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