The Perfect Pillow For A Good Night’s Sleep
Having the right bed pillows is not only comforting, they play an important role in supporting the intricate structures of the head, neck, shoulders, hips, and spine. When used well, pillows help in alleviating or preventing many common forms of back and neck pain, as well as shoulder, hip, and other forms of joint pain.
Pillows serve to keep the upper body in alignment during sleep, relieving pressure and counterbalancing the points in the body. The pillow should adjust to fit one’s unique shape, curves, and sleeping position and alleviate any pressure points.
If the pillow is too high when sleeping sideways or on the back, the neck is bent abnormally forward or to the side, causing muscle strain on the back of the neck and shoulders. This type of position may also cause narrowing of the air pipe, resulting in obstructed breathing, and sometimes snoring, which can hinder sleep. Conversely, if the height of the pillow is too low, the neck muscles can be strained.
It’s important, when buying a pillow, to test it out! Choosing pillows that are on the medium to firm side are best because they will hold their shape throughout the night. To test your pillows at home it’s a good idea to take a picture. This will show you the position of your spine while you’re sleeping.
We advise that sleeping on your back and side are best, sleeping on your stomach creates a lot of twisting of the spine and it is also hard on your internal organs. The overall alignment of your spine plays the most important role in your ability to get a restful night’s sleep. When there is excessive pressure on your spine it can make getting comfortable difficult. So if you are unable to find a comfortable pillow or have difficulty sleeping then come get your spine checked!
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