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Health Tip: If You Wake With Neck Pain

Health Tip: If You Wake With Neck Pain

12/03/12

(HealthDay News) -- If you wake up most mornings with pain in the neck, it may be time to evaluate your pillow.

The Harvard Medical School suggests how to improve your position during sleep, and how to choose the right pillow:

  • Opt for a soft down pillow, but be sure to replace about once annually.
  • Consider using a memory foam pillow that will mold to the shape of your neck.
  • Make sure your pillow isn't too high or too stiff.
  • If your pillow is flat, use a higher pillow under your neck for more support.
  • Use a properly fitted horseshoe-shaped pillow if you're resting in a car, train or plane.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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