5 Tips Chiropractic Patients Can Use When Choosing The Perfect Pillow
Neck pain is nobody’s friend, and it is definitely not an ideal sleeping companion. Pain-filled nights can leave a person dull, groggy, and not ready to face the day in the morning. Unfortunately, certain sleeping positions can further aggravate neck pain to the point it robs a person of a good night’s sleep.
If you suffer from neck pain, the toll it takes on deep sleep isn’t news to you. What may surprise you, however, is choosing the right pillow can make a huge difference in whether you lie awake grumpily watching the clock or snuggle cozily into dream land.
A million pillow choices await you. The first order of business is determining the primary position you sleep in. Certain shapes of pillows cradle the head and neck more comfortably, depending on the sleeping position.
Now that you have determined your favorite sleeping position, you are ready to shop for a new pillow. Be certain to keep these five tips in mind before you settle on your new bed mate.
#1: Ask for a recommendation from Dr. Cohen.
Before selecting your new pillow, talk to the person who understands the cause of your neck pain, your chiropractor. He will give you valuable pointers on choosing the pillow that will be most beneficial.
#2: We recommend Pillowise.
These pillows come in multiple sizes. We take specific multiple measurements of your neck and shoulders so you have the proper size pf pillow.
#3: Think about the filling.
Pillows are filled with a variety of materials, and you will need to consider which one is right for you. Feather pillows may offer neck comfort, but not much support and if you are allergic this is the wrong choice.
Memory foam is high specification foam with unique properties when it comes to comfort. If you sleep on a memory foam pillow or mattress pad you will experience far more comfort than you would with a regular pillow or mattress. In addition, memory foam helps to ease and prevent painful pressure points.
#4: Consider the size.
Pillowise is a pillow fitting system using a unique algorithm to match your individual body dimensions and way of sleeping to one of six Pillowise pillows. You can sleep on a custom fit pillow to align the upper cervical vertebrae and get the correct support to fully relax your muscles during your sleep and optimize your night’s rest..
#5: Don’t try to ‘make do’ with a budget pillow.
Pillows designed to reduce neck pain are not going to be cheap. With all the less expensive pillows available, its tempting to settle for a more modestly priced option.
Before you end up spending a smaller amount of cash on a pillow that won’t alleviate your current problem, remember the many painful nights and groggy mornings that you would have paid a ton of money just to feel good. Then open your wallet and buy the pillow that will minimize that from ever happening again. Parting with the cash won’t kill you. We promise.
Neck pain and the lack of sleep that results is a serious issue. Addressing it with a good chiropractor is the first step toward improving the situation.
Shopping for the perfect pillow is a close second in importance. By following these tips and taking the time to choose the right pillow, you will be snoozing away pain-free in no time at all!