Neck pain often involves a "stiff neck" or difficulty in moving the neck from one side or the other. And, if your neck pain involves nerves (for example, a significant muscle spasm pinching on a nerve or a slipped disk pressing on a nerve), you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm, hand, or elsewhere.
A study outlined in PubMed.gov (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9608378) found that supportive pillows helped the slp and neck pain of almost two-thirds of the subjects they tested. Based on this finding, the study's conclusion was that pillows can be recommended for neck pain, and that the ideal pillow should not be too low or high, should provide cervical support, and should be washable and hypo-allergenic.
Based on the results of this study, it is no surprise that MyPillow® has received so many testimonials from our customers.
You should always check with your health professional for any kind of persistent neck pain. We don't claim to cure neck but we can help you have a more comfortable, restful nights sleep.
We can all relate to neck pain and the lack of sleep you get because of neck pain. This is the second-biggest reason why Mike Lindell invented MyPillow®. For, he could not get deep sleep at night, and would wake up, his arm asleep, and his neck sore - he would be in a pain.
In this video, Mike talks about seeing chiropractors to straighten his neck out. Three days later, though, he would be right back to the chiropractor, giving the chiropractor yet another hundred-dollar bill. Mike got tired of that.
So, Mike decided to invent the MyPillow® for his neck issues. It took him 2 years, testing 94 different kinds of fill, before he came up with his patented fill. But, the effort was worth it, for this patented fill gave him a pillow that would keep his neck straight at night, would not go flat, and wouldn't spring back.
With this patented fill, you can make the pillow fit you - whether you sleep on your side, back or stomach, and whether you are big or small. And, the MyPillow® won't migrate during the night, for it takes 6 pounds of pressure to keep the MyPillow® in position, and the average head weighs 12 pounds.
So, with MyPillow®, you don't wake up in the morning with your neck bent from sleeping in the wrong position. And, you sleep soundly through the night, since you are not flipping from side to side and from back to stomach, trying to keep your neck straight at night.
This is one of the greatest features of MyPillow®. This is what Mike is so passionate about, this is the reason he created the MyPillow®.
Mike gives his personal guarantee that MyPillow® will work for you: he has a 60-day guarantee. Other big pillow companies said, "You can't put a guarantee on a pillow." But, not only does Mike have a 60-day money back guarantee, he also has a 10-year warranty, because Mike wants you to know that you can trust him, and that this pillow will work for you - for 10 years.
Neck Pain Testimonials
I am a combat disabled vet, and have major spinal cord damage. I was at first a little afraid of the price, but my mind was blown - the pillows are awesome. I actually am comfortable at night again as it aligns my neck, and is perfect with my back. There is no more waking up with a stiff neck or shoulders that I can't move for hours after I get up. Jeffrey S.
I don't toss and turn as much as I used to because of neck and shoulder discomfort during the night, so I'm more rested in the morning. I have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and my chiropractor said I should sleep on my back, which I now do most of the night. Phyllis
My pillows were given as a gift since I was suffering from neck pain upon waking. Virtually overnight, I have no pain at all and I mean all. Everybody in my family now uses this pillow, and we all send our thanks to the My Pillow company. Rick T.
Buying My Pillow was the best decision I've made to help my chronic neck and shoulder pain. My Pillow is the only pillow to be adjustable enough so that I don't wake up in the middle of the night with blinding pain and nausea. I'm so very grateful to the inventor, and I also like the fact I can support an American company. Thanks! Anna
All the discs in my neck are herniated, and I couldn't sleep for years. Well, I thank you for my sleep, and my husband loves his too. I thank you so much. God bless you for making a truly great pillow and having MyPillows made in the USA. Renee W.
The pillow is WORTH every penny! Since purchasing your pillow, it is the first time my husband and I have had a good nights sleep in years!....and we continue too do so!! No snoring, no waking up in the morning with back/neck pain, no tossing, and turning all night....it's been wonderful! Say you can't afford it? I say you CAN'T afford NOT too! Nothing like a good nights rest! Guaranteed you'll wake up every morning feeling great! I highly recommend your pillow. Donna M.
I have suffered from neck pain due to arthritis for several years. After sleeping on My Pillow for a few months, I'm happy to report my neck pain is now RARE, and my headaches are nearly non-existent. I never would have imagined that such an unassuming looking pillow could be so amazing. Thank you! Amy W.
I am absolutely stunned about how much I like this pillow! I used to always toss and turn, re-fluff the pillow, and get neck aches because of no support. I LOVE My Pillow! What an amazing, comfortable night's sleep!!! Thank you so much!!! Stephenie
I have had chronic neck pain for years. In September of 2013, I purchased a My Pillow, and within months of using the pillow, I am sleeping and feeling much better. Sally
Thanks for making a pillow that is the same every night, keeps its shape, and gives me the best nights sleep I have ever had. No more neck and shoulder pain, no flat pillow in the morning and not having to sleep with 2 pillows trying to get comfortable. MY PILLOW is the best!!! Garnet B.
My Pillow - how do I thank you for changing my world? I was so worried about being scammed by yet another pillow promising the world, but you have delivered! My life has changed with blissful sleep and no neck pains or headaches. This is some of the best money I have ever spent on myself. I want to tell the world about your incredible pillow. Thank you so very very much. Kim N.
I had suffered with severe neck and back injuries for years, and found sleeping next to impossible. On the very first night of using My Pillow, I slept more peacefully. By night seven, I was able to sleep very well. I will not travel without it! I have encouraged everybody I know to buy one. Seriously, this pillow is the best, BEST item I have ever purchased. Regardless of its price, I would buy it. I cannot find one that works for me. Thank you so much for all the work and research that went in to inventing the My Pillow. Dr. Christine O.
After sleeping on MyPillow the first night, I awoke feeling refreshed and with NO neck problems. I also slept through the night, not waking once. I'm 64, female, and now I can sleep with no tossing or turning. Thank you, Mr. Lindell, for your perseverance, determination, AND keeping your manufacturing in AMERICA! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! Kyle N.
In 2008, I had cancer in the base of my tongue and, after radiation and a neck dissection, I have had chronic pain in my neck. In 2012. This pillow is the only thing I can sleep with. Sleep is the only time I don't feel pain, so I cherish every minute. I can't say thank you enough for this pillow. Thanks again Tim
My Pillow is a great pillow - I can shape it just the way I need it to support my neck. I take it everywhere on trips...I don't want to be without it! Thanks for great customer service and product!!! Cindy C.
I don't understand it, but this pillow really works. I used to wake up with sore neck, shoulders, headaches and arms falling asleep. Since I have purchased and started using “My Pillow”, my symptoms are gone. It's a miracle! My husband, who barely endorses anything, loves his pillow too. We are both waking up pain free and loving it. Debbie Y.
I have neck issues, and was changing my pillows monthly, and nightly switching between several pillows. Since the My Pillow, I no longer have as many neck issues, and I sleep much better. Tami P.
I just love My Pillow. II sleep so much better and never wake with stiff or sore neck. Thanks, Michael. Theresa B.
I brag about your product all the time. I have neck, arm, and shoulder problems and MyPillow has alleviated so many sleep issues. I am a believer. Jean
There were so many mornings I would wake with severe neck pain, headache and backaches. Since purchasing My Pillow, I have been amazed. I wake up feeling great! I plan to buy them for my grown children for Christmas this year so they can get restful sleep while getting the needed neck support. Thank you for such a wonderful product that stands up to the advertising! Betty J.
Both my husband and I are so happy and satisfied with them. No more neck pain or arm pain (since I am a side-sleeper) ... no more tossing and turning. Just restful and deep sleep. The pillow adjusts to your head and neck in whatever way you sleep. I can only recommend this Pillow to everyone out there – it is truly the very best Pillow on the market. Thank you so much for giving me back my restful sleep. Sincerely, Susanne
I too suffered for years with neck stiffness and pain. I have been using My Pillow for several years and take it with me when traveling because it is the only pillow that allows me to sleep in comfort. Sincerely, Nancy S.
I have arthritis affecting 3 vertebrae in my neck and have spent hundreds of pounds on pillows from memory foam to feather. What can I say – WOW – I have not slept this well in years and I no longer wake up with a stiff neck and shoulders. I love My Pillow - I have recommended it to all my friends and I would not want to be without it. Thank you so much. Linda E.
This is THE first product I've purchased that was true to all the hype! No matter what position I sleep, nor how I move my head, the pillow adjusts to the perfect position. It supports my neck and allows my muscles to relax. I'm actually getting restful and much-needed sleep. I recommend this pillow to everyone. I've had down pillows, fiber-filled..all the others...NOTHING is like this pillow! And you can throw it into the washer and dryer?!?! I will NEVER sleep on any other pillow again! I'm going to order enough to pillow all my rooms. I can't wait to see the difference after my mattress toppers arrive! This is the real deal folks! Nancy
I had surgery 6 years ago and my spine was fused from C5 to C7. I am still very active, but sleeping was just very different. The pillow truly helped me sleep. I couldn't believe it! In sincerity, this is the best, most useful, purchase we have made. Additionally, I absolutely love that I can wash them. They come out of the dryer all fluffed up and wonderful! Thank you for an amazing product! Joanne L.
After one night's sleep with the My Pillow(s), my wife was convinced that these pillows were magical. She had a good night's rest and didn't wake up with neck or back strains of any kind. Michael G.
Before purchasing a MyPillow, I often had trouble falling asleep, and when I woke up in the morning, would often have neck and back pain and stiffness. MyPillow is truly a godsend!!! I feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful product. I have not had one bad night sleep since. It is truly a life changer! Thank you so much, MyPillow!!! Jennifer
I love My Pillow. I have neck pain and when I lay down on the pillow I feel so much better. My head stays in the same place all night long. I have had my pillow for 3 yrs, and it is still in good shape. Darla
You can mold the pillow to get the support where needed. I have neck issues and my pillow cradles it where I need it. I definitely recommend My Pillow to be your pillow. Jenny P.
I have had headaches, neck pain, numbness. I slept with My Pillow last night and woke up refreshed. I have to say, Mike Lindell was right. It is the best sleep in a loooonnnnngggg time!! Mike made MyPillow affordable and I really appreciate that!! Julie R.
I bought MyPillow about a year ago and would not want another!!!! I have slept better and my neck has felt so much better then before!!! I love MyPillow and am very grateful that you make such a product. Thank you and God Bless!!!!! Dale J.
I had neck problems for a long time but I am much better now. Best Thing Going. I am a 90 years young. Mary E.
I have never LOVED a pillow like this one. I sleep like a baby and my neck is so comfortable. Thank you. Tory F.
Next to my Bible - my pillow is the best thing I ever bought myself! Neck pain GONE after the first night! Sleeping better now - more so than in years! THANK YOU so very much! Bonnie S.
I am a dental assistant and have back and/or neck pain almost every single day. After having a severe neck ache for days, I decided it was time to get a new pillow. The super expensive, heavy, memory foam one I had received as a gift a while back was quickly becoming a cumbersome pancake. I hate pancake pillows. I broke down and decided to try this “as seen on tv” product that I kept hearing so much about. As soon as I put my head on it at bedtime I thought ok, this is comfortable. Awhile later I was even more amazed that it was holding its shape! And I was really amazed that it held its shape ALL NIGHT LONG!! And, you know what? When I wrote up in the morning -- no more neck ache!!! Even my back feels better when I wake up! I have only been using it for less than a week and the difference is astonishing. I am so in love with this pillow! I can't remember the last time I slept this comfortably. THANK YOU for this amazing product!!!! Danielle
I received My Pillow a few weeks ago and can not say enough about it. I love it, Since I started using it I have not woken up in the morning with a stiff neck. I also love the fact that it is washable. Nellie
I received my pillow and the first night was amazing! I am a retired Railroad man, and my body suffers from a lot of neck pain and back pain.I t is worth every penny - and more - to buy a My Pillow - you have a life time customer! Thanks again, Chuck S.
I LOVE My Pillow. It adjusts for me so that I no longer have any neck aches. And, I used to have neck aches every morning! I notice I sleep on my back more often now, and that stops those creases from appearing on my face. Rosalie L.
Without doubt, this is the most comfortable pillow I have ever slept on! I cannot tell you how happy I am that I finally bit the bullet and placed an order. I was having terrible neck pain every morning until sleeping with a My Pillow pillow. I now awake refreshed and rested. Thank you for a great product. Edward G.
I just love my pillow, I have severe fibromyalgia and neck problems, and have tried many different pillows to be comfortable. I can honestly say this is the best one I have tried. I like the way it cradles my neck and head with no gaps. I actually look forward to going to sleep at night. It has been one of the best things I have purchased. Donna
Since using MyPillow, the neck ache that I have dealt with in the mornings is much better, and I sleep like a baby. It is totally amazing how comfortable this pillow is - and I have had four or five different pillows in the closet that I used to change back and forth. Now I can throw them all out because “My Pillow” is the only one I need! John S.
OMG... i have suffered from neck and upper back pain for almost 25 years due to a car accident where I fractured my neck. My Pillow is a GOD SEND!!! i've been using it for about a month, and it's supportive comfort is great!!! I am recommending this to EVERYONE I KNOW!!!!! Thank you so much!! oxoxoxo Lisa G.
As someone diagnosis with MS, I can tell you that it is hard for us to find a pillow that helps with neck pain. I have spent a lot of money trying to find one. I saw your commercial on TV and thought, “why not - I've tried everything else.” I am very happy to have a pillow - I can fluff it up, curl up, beat up, wash and dry, and still have a wonderful pillow that supports my neck. I would, and have, recommended this pillow to everyone. Thank you! Thank you for your time and may God bless you. Mary S.
I got your MY PILLOW, and it changed my life for the better. I have had neck problems for years. I saw your infomercial on MY PILLOW, got one, and have been sleeping with my neck straight ever since – which feels great. Now I have gotten your topper, and can't believe how much better I feel after only 3 days. My friend has the expensive foam bed and this feels exactly the same to me without spending $4000. Thank you so much for caring about people so much. Judith L.
I am 52 yrs old, and have neck aches and more. If my neck bends left or right toward my shoulder, it causes temporary paralysis of the arm on that side. So getting my head in exactly the right position is a big deal! I have tried MANY different pillows, trying to get the support and stability that is absolutely critical given my condition, including my current memory foam pillow that quickly lost the consistency in the memory that I need (AND they are the most expensive on the market). None have really given me what I needed. Your pillow has literally changed the way I sleep. I am surprised....very surprised, and I could not be more pleased. I have slept ONLY flat on my back for years due to my neck problems. I missed sleeping on my side tremendously. So late last week, after realizing the support in MyPillow is so consistent all night, I decided to try turning on my side. With the MyPillow, I was able to stay on my side comfortably for more than an hour. If you haven't been able to lie on your side in years, much less sleep, an hour on your side is huge. Besides the ability to sleep on my side, the pillow gives me the support, consistent stability, and just plain comfort that has significantly increased my sleep quality on my back. And in my experience, the MyPillow is less expensive than most of the pillows I have purchased. I am writing this for two reasons; (1) I know what a difference this pillow has made for me and want to encourage anyone with neck issues to try the support that My Pillow gives you. I only regret I didn't have one years ago. (2) I did not anticipate (perhaps I've become a bit skeptical over time) a pillow that was everything advertised and that would actually help me so much. Thank you! Lisa L.
Last night for first time, I slept on my new (MY PILLOW). This morning, I was in a really good mood: I woke up with no sore neck, no sore shoulder or back soreness. After 15 years, I finally found MY PILLOW. It has the right amount of filling: not too low or high.It is just perfect and worth every penny. Thank you very much for great sleep every night. Pouya A.
I am extremely picky about my pillow due to long time neck issues. I was unsure about the MyPillow due to the cost. This pillow is like sleeping on a cloud. It provides great neck support and made it through my washing machine very well. I am only upset I waited this long. I would recommend this pillow to anyone. John S.
I am less restless with this great pillow. I feel very well rested in the mornings. My shoulder is bad and THIS is the Goldilocks pillow for that too. It's - just - right!! I have bone on bone in one knee. Perfect for that too. We don't need to FIGHT our pillows during the night, especially any injured areas. This is soooo great - and so user friendly! :) Thank you for this GREAT invention! Joanna J.
I am a senior who developed back pain sleeping in a "fetal" position. However, sleeping on my side, in a "legs straight" position, was uncomfortable and led to restless nights. I tried everything, until receiving My Pillow. Now I get a restful nights sleep with no backache. I sleep comfortably, on my side with legs straight out and no head or neck discomfort. It is so wonderful that I bought another set of My Pillows for our seasonal residence. Thank you for helping to make sleep enjoyable and painless once again! John M.
I have bought many pillows, some way more expensive than the "My Pillow", but none have worked for me. I change positions during the night so pillows that are designed for one position definitely don't work. The "My Pillow" allows me to change positions and still wake up without a sore, stiff neck. I love this pillow. I highly recommend this pillow!! Kathy S.
My husband and I got our king sized my pillows a couple months ago and we LOVE them!! They are amazing! I had a car accident 4 years ago and have had horrible back and neck issues ever since. My Pillow actually gives me more relieving support then any other pillow. We are 100% satisfied! I am now considering the mattress topper. Brittany
I was going to have to buy a new mattress, but I thought I would try the MyPillow Topper first. I just bought the Topper a week ago, and I have had a good night's sleep ever since. I love the pillow too! No neck and head aches from sleeping with my neck in a curved position. I take the travel pillow with me whenever I travel. Great products. Priscilla M
The best thing I did in 2013 was buy My Pillow! I have severe neck problems from arthritis and have gone through at least 12 different types of pillows - and then kept looking. My sister told me about this wonderful pillow, and I will always be grateful. I bought two. My husband likes a completely flat pillow so I did not think he would like it, but I was wrong. He loves it. Because it is a soft, fluffy, scrunchable pillow, it is great for the neck and it firmly cradles your head at the same time. It is perfect for us. I fluff it up in the dryer every month or two and it is like brand new again. Almost two years...I am still happy. Julia H.
I suffered from numb arms and neck pain constantly. After experience the support of MyPillow for a few nights, I noticed that my arms were not numb in the morning. I feel that I am sleeping better and not waking up in the night like I used to. I will be buying a MyPillow for everyone in my family. KN
I was having a problem with neck and shoulder soreness when I got up in the morning for months. I tried many different pillows, and nothing worked. I finally broke down and purchased My Pillow, and this is the best investment that I have made in a long while. I am sleeping well at night, and when I get up in the morning I do not have any more pain from sleeping in bad positions. I have washed it twice, and it has not lost its shape. I love how fluffy it is and, if I need to adjust it, I just turn it over; lay my head down and it feels so good. Thank you so much. Dora J.
Best money spent. LOVE, love, love my big pillow. I had a previous neck surgery years ago and have spent a lot of money on pillows over the years, and still tossed and turned, waking up all the time. I sucked it up, knowing I was at the end of my rope buying pillows. This pillow has saved me a lot of grief and pain – I now get sleep. I recommend trying this pillow. I knew it had 30 or 60 days to return. That was why I ordered one. Never returned it... Love love my pillow. Thank you Charlotte T.
I still snore and so does my hubby, but the claim I can make is that "My Pillow" is still fluffy and will shape to my neck just the way I want it to. I take it with me on road trips too. It is the best pillow I have ever owned by a long shot. Thanks. Linda G.
Mr. Lindell, I began having neck problems since I had a wreck in high school 15 yrs ago. I went through about 20 pillows. I bought a queen sized blue pillow at the Dallas auto show this last year, but was extremely skeptical, and had almost given up on getting a good night's rest and not waking up with neck pain. Since that time, my wife says I am a new man, as I have been much happier because I feel better. I have since bought a total of 5 more pillows to give to family and friends. I also recently bought the topper. I am also an internal medicine physician and recommend your pillow to everyone. Thank you so much for your hard work and your invention. I am grateful. Wes
I ordered the pillow. I then had buyers remorse. I tried to cancel it, but it already shipped. I was told to refuse it when it arrived. When it arrived, I received and used it that night. I slept soundly, in deep sleep - no neck pain, not tired from lack of sleep. Boy, am I glad I got my pillow. I'll be ordering one made to fit. I'm a disabled vet. I'll order it as soon as my check gets in. David A.
Bothered with nightly stiff neck, allergies, and snoring on both our parts, I thought we'd never get a good night's sleep. We both could not do without our MyPillows! We take them to hotels now, and we just can't do without them for even one night! Thank you thank you. They are definitely worth the money. MADE IN THE USA! Nan M.
I drove a forklift for over 7 years, and in doing that, spent a lot of time turning and craning to look over my shoulder. The last year, or so, I started having cervical neck spasms and severe pain. Chiropractic and therapeutic massage did a lot in helping that, but, I still had pain. My chiropractor recommended the most popular memory foam pillow, and I tried a few, but none really fit me well, or were very comfortable. When I saw the My Pillow advertisement, I decided to try one. I've had my My Pillow since March 2012. I LOVE IT! I will add one suggestion: be sure to use 100% cotton pillow cases, and be sure they are generous in size. If the case fits too tightly, it "bounds" the My Pillow, dis-allowing it to conform to your unique shape. My chiropractor confirms that I am holding my alignment much better since using the My Pillow – and I am feeling better. Thank you so much My Pillow!! Debra L.
When I saw you on television, I really wondered if it could be true that I could actually sleep at night without waking up constantly with neck and headaches. My pillow is MY PILLOW … and it is wonderful. I love the way it snuggles under my neck and head, providing just the right amount of support. I used to feel panic before going to bed at night, because I dreaded the long painful nights of neck and headaches and not being able to sleep due to non-supportive pillows. I'm ordering another. Thank you! Pat W.
Love MyPillow, it is AWESOME! Can sleep through the night, no more flipping the pillow all night long, no more neck aches. It is so comfortable, just love it! Ken S.
I must say that i never thought a pillow would make a difference one way or another on a good nights sleep. I was definitely wrong. No more flattening out in the middle of the night, no more sore neck from crappy pillows. I can "mold" the pillow to my personal comfort and it stays all night. I have slept on feather pillows, and trust me when I say NOTHING is more comfy than My Pillow! Sincerely, Carmen K.
I bought your pillow 6 months ago. Saw your TV commercial and decided to give your pillow a try. I have had, for the past 2 years, terrible neck aches. After one week of experiencing the supportive comfort of your pillow, I feel much better. I cannot thank you enough. I recommend your pillow to everyone. Thank you so much, Barbara H.
I'm a believer now. I always woke up with a sore neck, and the first morning with MyPillow, I could not believe it. It was gone. This pillow works!!!! I swear this is a true story. Carol E.
I have spent lots of money on all sorts of pillows with no relief of neck pain. I saw My Pillow on t.v. and thought what the heck. It is the best pillow I have ever tried and after the first night no neck pain. We travel a lot and it goes everywhere we me. Just bought a second one for my second home. Would suggest it to anyone with neck pain. Greatest invention!!!!!! Linda A.
I have been in a major car accident in the past and have chronic neck/back pain. I am so happy with the pillows after 1 night that I just ordered the mattress toppers!!! I am so pleased that I can finally get a restful night of sleep!!! Thank you sooo much Mike!! Linda C.
It's not a cure, however, the difference in pain from sleeping on expensive name brand pillows/memory foam pillows/multiple pillows to sleeping on my My Pillow is very noticeable. Even an hour nap on a "normal" pillow results in neck pain which isn't there when I use my My Pillow. Try it. For someone who has the neurological problems I have, the relief that My Pillow offers is priceless. Lauren Ann
Neck Pain Facts
To sleep well, you need to sleep in the correct posture. The correct posture includes
- Lying on your side with knees bent effectively flattens the back.
- Include a flat pillow between the knees
- Use a pillow that won’t go flat under the head to support the neck, and it’s cervical nerves and arteries, while maintaining the neck in a straight line with the spine.
-Better Sleep Guide, The Better Sleep Council
Avoid lying flat on the back, as it worsens swayback. Also avoid pillows that are too high, or too wide for your particular shoulders and sleeping face down. - The University of Louisville
Improve your chances for a good night’s sleep and lessening neck and back pain by exercising regularly, keeping your bedroom quiet, cool and dark, going to bed at about the same time daily and remove all work materials. - The National Sleep Foundation
To pave the way for better sleep, experts recommend that you:
- Establish consistent sleep and wake schedules, even on weekends
- Create a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or listening to soothing music - begin an hour or more before the time you expect to fall asleep
- Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool
- Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows
- Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex (keep "sleep stealers" out of the bedroom - avoid watching TV, using a computer or reading in bed)
- Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol products close to bedtime and give up smoking
- Perform bedtime stretching exercises
-The National Sleep Foundation
"Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help," - David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
"Between 50%-90% of people with chronic pain say that they don’t sleep well," says Gilles Lavigne, DDS, MSc, FRCD, an expert on the connection between sleep and pain and a professor of dentistry, physiology and psychiatry at the University of Montreal. "They wake up feeling like they never went to bed." - WEBMD.com
"There's very good data that suggests that disturbed sleep can worsen your pain." says Thomas Roth, PhD, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Its vicious cycle: pain prevents you from sleeping, and not sleeping makes the pain worse. -WEBMD.COM/PAIN
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