If your neck is always cold this can be not just uncomfortable, but cause more misery with a headache or muscle tension. There is no reason to suffer. Simple preventative measures can be taken to avoid the coldness that causes stiff neck.
Neck is Always Cold – Prevention
A scarf. Duh. This seems painfully obvious, but not all scarves are created equal. Personally, I love infinity scarves. The wider the better. I love being able to wrap it a couple times around my neck and still have enough material to cover my ears and head, like a hood.
If it’s not quite winter and you don’t need all that fabric around your neck but still suffer from a cold neck, a lighter, stylish scarf can help. I used to work in a drafty office and it was like the air conditioning was blowing directly on the back of my neck. I didn’t want to look completely ridiculous in the middle of summer with a winter scarf so these are my go-to styles…
As a migraine sufferer, if my neck is always cold, all the muscles in my neck and shoulders get super tense and bring on that dreaded ordeal. To prevent this, I love my shoulder heating wrap. I wear it at my desk, while laying in bed, even just while watching TV. It relaxes all those tight muscles. In fact, if I feel a migraine coming on wearing this for a while can even stop it in its tracks.
If there is a vent that blows in the direction of my bed at night it’s a kiss of death for my neck muscles and inevitable migraine. I had my mom sew a piece of fabric to the vent to reroute the air. We call it an air diaper. LOL It was after that I realized they actually make products for this purpose.
My son is so sensitive to having a cold neck at night that he sleeps with a full blanket wrapped around his neck. My step dad has similar issues and he puts a pillow case around his neck. I honestly had no idea this was such a common thing until I started talking to people about it–especially migraine and tension headache sufferers. I find that sleeping in a hoodie with the hood on helps too. Or you may opt for something like these funny-but-seemingly-brilliant products.
Let’s not forget about the traditional turtle necks. They may be sort of old school, but if it works, go with it.