2. Strained Neck Muscles

Poor sleep can lead to waking up with a stiff neck from prolonged, awkward sleeping positions. Below the skull are the suboccipital muscles, which can compress surrounding nerves if they become tense or inflamed. This results in tension headaches that make it feel like someone is slowly squeezing the head and eyes.

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