Cecilia Parsons Pillow July 11th, 2018 - 17:21:46
As with everything bedding related your budget and how much you can spend will determine a lot about the kind of pillow you end up buying. Also keep in mind that since you will be using your pillow a lot it is recommended to buy the best that you can afford. This may mean that you only get two quality pillows instead of four cheap ones. It is much better to have just the right amount of pillows that are great to sleep on than having a bed full of cheap, rock hard pillows that feel like stones when you rest on them.
A large part of what makes a good pillow is personal preference. If the pillow is comfortable, is likely to help you relax, sleep well at night, and feel well rested in the morning. The surface of the pillow can also be a source of comfort - some people prefer a pillowcase with a fresh and soft (like cotton), some prefer warmth (such as flannel), etc.
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.
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.
I once knew a gentleman who slept on his back, without a pillow, on a long narrow wooden bench. (Did I also say it was hard!) But most of us are using pillows and buying them in fabrics and colors that match our bedding and bedroom decor.
When you are looking for a new pillow foam can also be a good choice, a foam pillow is what a doctor usually recommends if you suffer from neck or back pain when you wake up. A foam pillow provides more support for your neck than a feather pillow, if you don't have chronic neck pains you might find foam pillow to be to firm.