Sleeping without a pillow

For months, I have been experiencing neck and shoulder pain in the morning while sleeping with a pillow. I have never found sleeping on my side to be comfortable; in fact, it seems to exacerbate shoulder discomfort. I prefer to sleep on my back. I have also tried using various support pillows, but I still have neck pain in the morning. Last night, however, I tried sleeping on my back without any pillow (I have a good mattres) and slept very well. I woke up this mornig without the usual neck and shoulder discomfort. Does sleeping without a pillow have any risks? I certainly feel better having slept without one.

Posted By athrelkeld on August 17, 2008 at 10:42:19:

Supports and limits the motion of the IP, MP and CMC joints as well as the wrist. Supports the injured or painful wrist and thumb.

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