Your pillow plays an essential role in your sleep. A bad pillow can lead to back, neck and shoulder problems, making you restless as you try to find comfortable sleeping positions. With so many types of pillows on the market, how do you pick the right one? Taking your time to determine the best pillow based on your personal needs and sleeping habits will ensure that you are waking up refreshed and ready for the new day.
Everyone has got their favourite sleeping positions, including tummy and the back snorers. Since some of the sleeping positions are not necessarily excellent for your posture, it’s essential to choose the right pillow that will support you. You should also understand that quality sleep is crucial for good health and an excellent chiropractic pillow can help ward off neck pain since it properly cradles your neck. As you shop for the right pillow, keep these simple tips in mind.
Consider Your Sleeping Position
Your sleeping position will affect the height or loft of your pillow. Different sleeping positions require different types of support. Stomach and back sleepers can choose a flat pillow since it helps to keep the back aligned properly. If you always sleep on your side, a loftier pillow is the best for you since it fills the gap between the neck and head. Also, a firm-to-extra-firm pillow is ideal for you if you like curling on your side. It ensures that your spine is well supported and at a consistent height.
The main materials that are used to manufacture pillows differ from one brand to the other. Some of them are made from memory foam, which is a material that helps your body to control its temperature during hot or cold nights. Other pillows are made from latex, which is renewable and biodegradable, feather and down, polyester, cotton and wool.
Chiropractic pillows are mainly designed to support your neck properly and maintain the natural and neutral shape of your spine while resting on it. If you are planning to purchase the best chiropractic pillow, you should consult your chiropractor or physician to guide and help you determine which material and style suit your unique needs.
Choose a Filling
Your preference is unique as you are, but there are various types of fillings you can choose from. If you like feeling cradled, feather or goose down filling are the best options for you. They help you retain your warmth and keep you toasty during cold nights. If you are looking for good quality versions, you should look for the power indicator that refers to how much filling your pillow has.
The main advantage of purchasing the down material pillows is that they lack the sharp ends of feathers that can poke through your pillowcase and prickle your delicate skin. They are also suitable for allergy suffers who need the comfort of feathers or down.
Polyester filling is less expensive, but it tends to offer excellent support, and it holds its shape reasonably providing you with a comfortable sleep. The memory foam pillow moulds itself to your body shape and relieves pressure on sensitive areas. Since it conforms to your body movement while sleeping, it is an excellent choice for restless sleepers.
Talk to our friendly team at Bradford House Chiropractic about which pillow may be best for you.