I wake up each morning with a stiff neck; what can I do?

To help avoid neck pain in the morning make sure you're sleeping with a pillow that properly supports your head and neck in the correct position. A fantastic exercise to do to alleviate a stiff neck is the upper trapezius stretch before and after every workout. When performing this technique, make sure you do not stretch too far. It should be a comfortable stretch that you hold for approximately 30 seconds. This will give your neck muscles enough time to relax and lengthen. Stop immediately if you experience pain during this stretch or tingling in your arm.

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