Noemi Thomas Pillow July 12th, 2018 - 05:29:44
Almost all of us use a pillow every night. And yet we would be surprised at the complexity and range of styles of the modern pillow, even though they are so common and though most of us think we know all there is to know about them.
Pillows offer an array of health benefits. Of course, the positive health effects of them depend on the type of pillow. An old, worn out pillow that is uneven will do a lot more damage to your health however most pillows offer some type of advantage. The underlying fact behind the comfort that pillows provide is due to the fact that it efficiently supports your neck and cervical spine. While certain special types of pillows such as contour pillows have been specifically designed for this purpose, most of them provide some sort of support. While some pillows can be damaging to your spine as it makes it uneven, most pillows are beneficial in supporting your spine. Apart from these general health benefits, there are special therapeutic pillows that provide other health benefits. An example would be the magnetic pillow, these comprise of magnets that supposedly alleviate irritation and other symptoms that affect your sinus making way for a sounder, uninterrupted sleep.
One very popular type of feather pillow is a down feather pillow, down pillows are filled with feathers from a goose. Goose down is the material that is located under the feathers of a goose and it is very soft. It is used in pillows because it provides a very luxurious feel as well as being very soft. This type of pillow is the most costly and for many people it doesn't provide enough neck support. But when you find that perfect feather pillow you will be guaranteeing yourself a restful night's sleep.
The bottom line is that choosing a bed pillow, whether it be a latex pillow, , buckwheat pillow or any type of pillow, is a personal preference based on your own comfort position. Figure out how you feel most comfortable sleeping, and then choose a pillow that matches that style. Having the right pillow for you can give you the best benefit of all; a rejuvenating sleep that allows you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Sleep Well!
Using a pillow while sleeping on your stomach. If sleeping or resting in the stomach is preferred, the pillow should be relatively flat, or the head should rest directly on the mattress, so that the head and neck are not artificially activated on both sides. In this position, it is often best to place another relatively flat pillow in the stomach to help keep the spine in natural alignment.
Pillows have been with us for a long time, but they started off as a luxury item in the bedrooms of the wealthy and powerful. At times they have been banned (as in Tudor England, when women were only permitted to use them in childbirth) and they have been filled with material as diverse as wood (I've personally seen wooden pillows, in Samoa) and straw. And today, while many of them are standard bag filled with foam, there are a wide range of different pillows and the filling varies from natural feathers to man-made space age materials approved by NASA.