Erna Bowen Pillow July 26th, 2018 - 05:59:35
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.
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.
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.
Due to geese people have also discovered another type which are filled with their feathers. A feather pillow is rather nice, but it's firmer than a down one. Feather pillows may last for a few years if they are correctly cared for. Such pillows should not be washed in a washing machine as the filling will clump and the pillow will be uncomfortable for the further usage.
The size of your pillow will depend on what kind of sleeper you are. Some people just sleep, while others prefer to hug or cuddle with their pillow. Which one are you? If you are a person who likes to cuddle your pillow then you might want to get a pillow that is one size bigger than your bed. If you sleep on a Queen, then get a King sized pillow. For those who are not fond of cuddling pillows then the best advice is just to buy a pillow that matches the size of your bed.
Shoulder problems are often caused by referred pain from the neck. Therefore, the stabilization of the neck during sleep is of utmost importance! Put some thought into choosing a good pillow - In addition to finally achieve the dream of a great night, you can end up saving yourself from neck and shoulder pain too!