If you’ve been looking for a culprit for your neck pain, ask yourself: when was the last time you thought about your pillow? Yes, the pillow that you rest your head on to relieve neck pain could actually be the cause of it.
Neck pain can be a drag and we rush to a doctor to lessen it. However, a perfect pillow might just be the pill you’ve been looking for!
It may seem an easy scapegoat to pin the blame on, but think about it: we spend 7-8 hours a day lying on our pillow. Like our mattress, a good pillow is an investment that goes a long way in easing our night as well as day life.
If your pillow is worn out and needs to be folded to serve its purpose, it needs to be changed immediately! Even if your pillow isn’t old and deflated, it might not be the best fit for you.
So, here’s a pillow shopping guide based on the cause of your ailment.
Poor posture and desk jobs can mess up your spinal alignment.
Memory foam pillows respond to the weight and warmth of your body, adjusting to your unique shape. This forces the pillow to provide greater resistance to the heavier parts of your head, and support the lighter neck area. The resulting improvement in spinal alignment can reduce tossing, turning and discomfort. Memory foam also allows your muscles to relax, promoting a deep restful sleep.
Memory Foam contours to the unique shape of your body and provides even support for the neck and head. The foam reshapes less where it does not need to, and more where there is heightened stress. This allows for uniform pressure on all areas, eliminating pressure points. Memory foam is increasingly becoming popular with sleepers that experience pain concentrated at specific points.
Working long hours
Jobs that entail working for hours at a stretch can tire out your neck.
Microfiber pillows ease the burden in many ways. Aside from being easy to maintain and launder, microfiber pillows are very lightweight. This means your neck will hardly feel any strain at all. They keep the body aligned to a perfect posture, relieve chronic pain and release anxiety. The soft cushioning texture has a soothing effect that eases stress the moment it makes contact with your body.
Cervical problems are the root of muscle and joint strains, headaches, stiffness and swelling of hands, snoring, arthritis, spondylitis, etc.
Cervical pillows are orthotic devices that align your neck such that when you rest your head, your spine maintains its natural neutral shape. A proper fitting cervical pillow helps maintain your cervical curve. It is recommended to sleep on your back while using this type of pillow, in order to allow your muscles and ligaments to regain their normal length. A cervical pillow actively improves your posture while you sleep. It can also improve your sleep as it relaxes muscles by increasing blood flow to the head.
Have a good day or sweet dreams
Now that you have awoken to the importance of choosing the right pillow under your head, you may not want to strain your neck any further in finding one. Relax! You won’t need to step out of your house. Matter of fact, you don’t need to even step down from your bed.
Just pick your smartphone or a laptop and visit Livpure’s website for bringing the best sleep buddy over to your home.
All said and done, it’s not just about making friendship with your head and neck but about having the best support for your body and mind to end and begin your day with!