Whenever I read, I get neck cramps. I tried looking down at the book, I tried lying on my stomach and looking forward at the book, but I still get cramps.

Is there a trick to not get cramps?


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Though I haven't tried them there are prism reading glasses that might make it more comfortable (something like this, perhaps), or you might try large print text that would allow a more comfortable reading position. Could the issue be tenseness, however? Try relaxation techniques.

  • Nice answer. I recall reading somewhere that these glasses were recommended for those undergoing treatment for scoliosis, which includes wearing a back brace that does not allow for looking down.
    – Shokhet
    Jan 12, 2015 at 3:25

Try sitting on a chair, then putting a big cushion or pillow (or two) on your lap. The pillow will raise the book level higher, and you won't have to strain your arms or neck to read it.

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