Relieve Your Achey Neck While You Sleep

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How It Works

This is a pretty simple one, recommended to me by my chiropractor (who is also an acupuncturist). If you have a muscle spasm in your neck, or just achey muscles, try sleeping with a folded towel wrapped around your neck, scarf style. Essentially, you want to fold the towel to be about the same width and thickness as a neck brace, and use it as if it were one. (If you happen to have a neck brace on hand I imagine you could just use that while you sleep!)

What You’ll Need

  • (medium to large) hand towel

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What do you think?

Nutmeg Aspirin
We're the small-but-mighty team behind Nutmeg Aspirin, committed to sharing, discovering and trying what works when it comes to feeling, getting and being better.
Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. A perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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Jamie Ferrell
By Jamie Ferrell
500 - Explorer
1 year ago

Timely! Last week, I woke up with a stiff neck for the first time in YEARS. An adjustment and massage later, I'm feeling much better, but will definitely be trying this as well. Thank you for sharing!

Mara Landis
By Mara Landis
815 - Explorer
1 year ago

My husband went to the doctor because of a stiff, sore neck and the doctor recommended he wear a neck brace at night. They are $10 on Amazon and it has been life changing. It took a few nights to adjust to sleeping with the brace, but his neck is feeling SO MUCH better!!