Briana Simmons Pillow July 14th, 2018 - 20:46:22
Based on body measurements and personal preference, the pillow should maintain a height of 4 to 6 inches, properly supporting the head and neck (and shoulders when lying on your back).
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.
Other vital traits of a good bed pillow that you should keep in mind are the firmness, size and the maintenance level the pillow requires. When it comes to size the standard pillow is for single or twin bed, the medium size is for queen size bed while the large ones are designed for king size beds. As for pillow maintenance, cotton and synthetic fiber pillows are the easiest to clean and are the most durable.
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.
Using a pillow while sleeping on your side. When lying on one side, the pillow should support the head and neck so that the natural spine has a straight horizontal line. The weight should be distributed evenly so as not to create natural bending or pressure.Some people prefer to place a small pillow or rolled towel under their waist while lying on the side for extra support.
The human neck curves slightly forward (to sustain the weight of the head upright), and it is very important to maintain this curve when in a resting position. If the height of the pillow is too high to sleep on their side or back, the neck is bent abnormally forward or to the side, causing muscle strain in the back of the neck and shoulders. This type of position may also cause narrowing of the air pipe, resulting in obstructed breathing, and sometimes snoring, which can hinder sleep. On the contrary, if the height of the pillow is too low, the neck muscles can also be enforced.