Most likely, you’ve woken up in the morning with a stiff neck at least once. A painful neck is no joke. The decreased mobility causes stress and is enough to ruin your whole day. Why do we get neck pain in the first place? Your cervical spine, located at the top of your spine, has a big job. It’s twisting and turning and bearing the weight of your head all day long. After a while those neck muscles get tired. And if your neck is misaligned at all, then it’s only adding to the issue. Other factors such as stress, sleeping in the wrong position, and on the wrong type of pillow, all contribute to a sore neck. We’ve put together some tips for getting a great night’s sleep and waking up refreshed and pain-free.