Most people only consider sleeping with a squishy and nice pillow and gives immediate comfort. These pillow types typically result in neck pain. When choosing the proper pillow for your needs, look at these factors to gain a basic understanding of how pillows can help you, so you find the right one to fit your needs.
The quality of a pillow has a significant role in how long the pillow will last and provide you comfort. The better quality will last you much longer, and others only a year or two.
The loft is the angle of your head in relation to your spine. If your pillow is too low or too high, it will force your neck to bend at an unnatural angle. You need to pick a pillow to keep your neck and head aligned with your spine.
The firmness of a pillow determines where your head will rest. The right firmness for you depends on what position you sleep in, how high the pillow is, how heavy your head is, and the firmness of your mattress. If you pick a pillow that is too firm, you may end up with pressure points, such as on your ears when you’re sleeping. If you choose a pillow that is too soft, it can sag and not give you the support you need.
There are several choices on the market for the ergonomic pillow that will give enhanced support by adapting to the shape of your neck and head. You can also add a second pillow for support. The shape of your pillow is a personal choice, but you want to make sure that the shape allows your neck to be aligned with your spine.
Having the right pillow is crucial to your overall health and can prevent or relieve neck and back pain. Prices vary considerably in this market depending on design and materials. When you choose your next pillow, consider certain types will last for years, and others will need replacing after just a year or two.
Contact the doctors at Posture Doc to get a spine evaluation and a specific recommendation for what type of pillow you should be using.