Cecilia Parsons Pillow July 11th, 2018 - 12:21:19
By now, you would have a fair idea that special types of pillows are available for health purposes however pillows can be purchased for various other situations as well. There are pregnancy pillows which can be used to support and aid a pregnant mother. If you travel often, you may find an airplane neck pillow particularly useful as they wrap around your neck and allow you to have a comfortable sleep irrespective of the motion of the vehicle. Travel pillows can also be used if you work long or late shifts for a quick power nap at work.
A pillows thickness is also something to keep in mind, you should choose thickness based on the position you sleep in. If you sleep mostly on your side you will want a thicker pillow to get the neck support you need. If you sleep on your back than a thin pillow would be your best choice, a thin pillow will give you enough neck support but won't cause neck strain. A feather pillow can also be made flat so would also be a good choice if you sleep on your back.
Using a pillow while sleeping on the back. When lying on his back, a pillow should support the natural curvature of the cervical spine, with adequate support in the head, neck and shoulders. While sleeping in the back, the height of the pillow should be lower than in the sideways position. Place a pillow or two beneath the knees further alleviates any back pain, and is softer position on the back.
But, what if you are one of those people who think Memory Foam Pillows are a little too stiff, but you still want the benefits of less pressure on the head and good support for the neck? Well, one of the best alternatives is a buckwheat hull pillow. Buckwheat pillows are filled with a whole lot of hard, little buckwheat husks. They are a little like flattened beans and they move and slide around as you adjust the pillow to your liking. What they do provide is a variable and adjustable shape that allows your head and neck to be most comfortable. Technically, a buckwheat pillow would benefit all three sleeping styles because of the adjustability factor. There is also a zippered opening that allows one to add or remove fill based on your size or personal comfort.
Pillows are a constant source of frustration for many. In addition to aggravating the neck, lots of pillows can also affect the shoulder. The shoulder should not be placed at 90 degrees to the mattress, because it can cause spasms in the trapezius muscles.Trapezius muscles perform a variety of actions, including acting as a platform to raise the skull, which is very important to relax during sleep completely. If the shoulder is positioned slightly forward on the mattress in front of the bed, assuming that the mattress can hold this position, the risk of putting pressure on the trapezius and forcing the scapula (shoulder blade) to the column is reduced. By contrast, when in the 90 degree position, sleepers can wake up with neck pain and upper arm and altered sensitivity to little and ring fingers.
Once you are aware of your physical comfort needs and the types of pillow fibers you prefer then you can go ahead and begin making an educated choice between numerous types of pillows available in the market. Choosing the right bed pillow is as important as choosing the right mattress. Take your time to try out different pillows and don't be afraid to test them out for a night or two before making your final choice.