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Chronic neck pain can be so disruptive to your life. When you are struggling with neck pain it can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. You will spend the night tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable and ease your neck pain. The quality of your mattress will also have an impact on the sleep you are getting as will the pillow you are sleeping on. Resting your head on the Elite Rest Memory foam pillow will also go a long way to help the quality of sleep you are getting, even with chronic neck pain.

What Causes Neck Pain

The role of the neck is to support the weight of your neck and because it is flexible, it is susceptible to injuries. These injuries can often lead to restrictions in motion and pain.

Some of the causes of neck pain are:

Muscle strains. Spending extended periods of time hunched over your computer can lead to overuse and trigger muscle strain. Muscle strain can also be caused by simple things like reading in bed or grinding your teeth.

Worn joints. Neck joints will be worn down over time and conditions like osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage between your bones to deteriorate. When this happens your body then forms bone spurs and these can affect your joint motion and will result in pain.

Nerve compression. When your nerves are compressed, the pain will result and this pain can be caused by herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck.

Injuries. Injuries happen and will result in chronic pain if you are in a small car collision, you could result in whiplash, which can result in pain.

Diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, or cancer, can also result in neck pain.

How to Prevent Neck Pain

More often than not neck pain is the result of bad posture. People spend hours hunched over their computers, placing strain on their neck.

Change your posture. Pay attention to how you are standing and sitting. Focus on your posture all the time,  making sure your shoulders are in a straight line over your hips and that your ears are directly over your shoulders.

Take breaks often. Get up and move around regularly. If you sit at a desk, schedule time to get up and walk around. This will help to ease the strain on your neck.

Adjust how you sit. It is important to make sure that your desk, chair, and computer are all at the correct height and position. Your monitor needs to be at eye level and your knees should be slightly lower than your hips. If you have to bend or turn your neck to see your screen it will result in strain and stress on your neck.

Use a headset. When you tuck your phone between your ear and shoulder while you talk, it places strain on your neck. If you spend a lot of time talking on the phone, opt for earphones or a headset.

Consider your sleep position. The position you sleep in can result in neck pain. When you sleep you want your head and neck to be correctly aligned, you can use a small pillow under your neck to improve alignment.

The Epabo Pillow

 Sleeping on the Epabo pillow can change the way that you sleep, alleviating, and reducing your neck pain.

Do not take for granted the effect a high-quality orthopedic pillow can have on alleviating your neck pain. The Epabo Contour Memory Foam Pillow is an orthopedic sleeping pillow with an ergonomic design that will support your head, neck, and spine while you sleep.

Both back and side sleepers will find relief and support for their neck and shoulders when they sleep on this memory foam pillow. The unique design of this pillow offers unparalleled support and when you lay your head on this pillow, you will drift away into a deep and peaceful sleep. The Epabo pillow adjusts to your neck, providing you with personalized support and reducing your neck pain.

This pillow is made from breathable memory foam, so you won’t overheat during the night and the free pillowcase adds to the luxurious experience of this pillow.

While sleeping on your back and side are the ideal sleeping positions, if you are a stomach sleeper suffering from chronic neck pain, consider the Elite Rest Slim Sleeper.