Choosing A Sleeping Pillow
Nothing starts your day off better than getting a good night's sleep. And sleeping with the right pillow can help.
Pillows can not only impact the quality of our sleep, but also how healthfully we rest and recharge. But the wrong pillow may provide a you with: a poor quality of disturbed sleep, worsen headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm numbness, discomfort, sneezing, wheezing and snoring.
And if your pillow is past its prime, it may contain skin cells, mold, mildew, fungus, and dust mites, which make up more than half of an older pillow's weight.
Is it time to buy a new pillow? Experts say the general rule is to buy a pillow every 12 to 18 months. After two years, it's definitely got to go.
Choosing a pillow which supports the cervical spine is extremely important, especially for those with neck or upper back problems as well as those with a history of headaches. There are a number of cervical pillows on the market, however, many of the
At Advanced Healthcare, Dr. Pisarek highly recommends to stay away from a poor quality pillow which can cause disturbed sleep. As sleep is very important to the body's repair process, compromising the quality of your pillow can also affect your overall health and mental fitness.
What are Orthopaedic Pillows?
There are both biomechanical and pain relieving benefits for you in using orthopaedic pillows. They are helpful in the treatment of pain by offering support and should be considered an important adjunct to chiropractic care in the treatment of acute and chronic neck complaints regardless of the cause. They can also help with minimizing snoring for some.
They are generally made from hypoallergenic foam and fortrel, while some are made from memory foam, and they are shaped. They have a 'bump' or contour that gives you the optimum support for your neck and head when sleeping on your side or back.
Dr. Pisarek recommends using the patented 'Tri-Core' or 'D-Core'
In Dr. Pisarek's opinion, these pillows are the “training wheels” of pillows. It’s uniquely designed to help you maintain back/side restful sleeping. The intelligent shape of it makes stomach-sleeping nearly impossible. There’s no question that it will wake you up if your body moves into the wrong position during the night.
Our most requested ergonomically designed fibre-fill support pillow is made of a hypoallergenic, anti-microbial fiber that provides softer support and lasts longer than traditional pillows. The patented 'Tri-Core' or 'D-Core' sleeping pillow allows you to sleep on your back and/or side in the correct spinal alignment. This unique sleeping pillow incorporates two shapes into one pillow; designed to properly support the spine when people are back sleeping and side sleeping.
Since most people sleep in the center of their pillow when they sleep on their backs, the patented “D-shaped” center in both pillow models is prized for its effectiveness to deliver great orthopaedic benefits; properly cradling the head and gently supporting the neck and upper back while back sleeping; helping to restore the natural curvature of the neck vertebrae and upper spine. When people sleep on their side, they sleep on the outside edge of their pillow, so both outside edges of this pillow are taller and designed for side sleeping.
High resiliency fibre-fill springs back when compressed for exceptional comfort and durability, which allows for a supportive good-night’s sleep. This pillow also helps relieve tension headaches; reduce nerve pressure on the neck to diminish muscle stress neck spasms; arthritic neck pain and helps open obstructed airways that often cause snoring. The blended cotton cover is breathable and soft to the touch. The pillow fits a standard pillowcase, 24”x 16” (61cm x 41cm).
If you are new to a cervical support pillow, it may take time to adjust; this is the pillow working to help restore proper cervical curve during sleep. Most users experience a positive difference within days of using the cervical pillow, while others may require up to two weeks before their neck and back muscles adjust to their proper position.
Regardless of why you think you have pain, it is important to deal with it sooner rather than later. The longer you have a problem, the harder it is to get rid of it. The early signs of having a problem might only present as a slight stiffness and tiredness in the neck and shoulders, not to mention headaches and a disturbed, restless sleep. Having pain is not normal, even though it is common for some.