Cervicogenic Dizziness Relief: 2 Sleep Habits to avoid
For the busy executive mom juggling work and family life, health often takes a back seat until it can't be ignored. Cervicogenic dizziness, a type of vertigo originating from the cervical spine or neck region, can be particularly challenging, disrupting your day with bouts of unsteadiness and disorientation. Amidst the chaos of managing work deadlines and your young kids, it's important to recognize the role that sleep habits play in managing this condition.
In this blog, we’re going to discuss how sleep habits can influence cervicogenic dizziness and what you can do to make sure your sleep postures are not contributing to your dizziness.

If you are looking for more details on what is Cervicogenic dizziness and how it occurs watch this video here:

The first and most important thing to avoid is sleeping on your stomach. When you sleep on the stomach, you need to turn your neck to one side or the other, forcing it into full rotation, which can lock your cervical spine in an unnatural position for hours. This causes a lot of tension on one side of the neck while creating compression on the other side of the neck. This can lead to irritation of the nerves in the upper to mid cervical spine, which can in turn increase your dizziness. So try and avoid sleeping on your stomach. Transitioning out of this habit is the first step to relieving dizziness. Opt for side or back sleeping instead. It's a tough habit to break, but it's an essential first step to manage your dizziness. You can find tips on how to transition from stomach sleeping to back or side sleeping HERE

Secondly, avoid sleeping in a foetal position. This puts you neck in an extreme flexion or bent position. This tends to put the neck, specially the upper to mid cervical spine into a stressful position, thereby increasing your chances of getting cervicogenic dizziness as well as cervical headaches. It is recommended to maintain proper spinal alignment at the cervical spine. For this use a pillow, the height of which should be from your ear lobe to the tip of your shoulder. If the height is less your neck will be tilted towards the bed. If the height is more your neck will be pushed away from the bed and both these situations can lead to pinched nerves in the upper to mid cervical spine, giving rise to cervicogenic dizziness. HERE are the pillows that I use and recommend.

HERE is a free guide on "How can you maintain a Good Posture While Sleeping". It gives you the details of sleeping posture in side lying, back sleeping, 3 postures to avoid when sleeping and how to change to a better sleeping posture and much more. This can avoid compression of the nerves and thus help control your Cervicogenic Dizziness (Cervical vertigo).
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