Cervical Spine: Sleeping Tips
Dr. Ronald Tolchin, Medical Director of the Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, says if you sleep on your back, it is better to have a small pillow, a cervical pillow with a curve that bends like your neck should bend.
He explains if you are laying on your side, try to make the spine neutral and put a pillow between your legs. It works for back pain and your entire spine. He recommends doing stretches when you first wake up, such as pulling your neck to one side and the other, bringing it forward and back just to get the muscles into motion and stretched out.