I believe that not only do you have to have the right pillow in order to get a great nights sleep you have to use it correctly.
By using a pillow correctly you will not only be able to sleep the whole night with out tossing and turning but you will also reverse the damaging effects of prolonged computer work and improve your posture.
It is crazy to me how much people will spend on a bed but they will buy a $10 pillow from Walmart. Your pillow is way more important when it comes to getting a good nights sleep than your bed is. You see if you put your body in a neutral sleeping position you will be dispersing your weight over the greatest surface area decreasing pressure points that cause pain while sleeping.
Take a second to evaluate the picture below. I used the example of our NECK NEST as the proper pillow placement but you can also use a soft down pillow to stuff under your neck.
A pillow should be used for your NECK not your head. I will say this over and over and over until you get it because it is one if the single most important lessons of this quest.
The make-up of a pillow should be very soft and easily crunch down to a size of approximately 3- 4 inches off of the bed. The distance you are tying to support to get your neck in a neutral position is only 3-4 inches and your head should be either touching the bed or resting about an inch off of the bed. See the illustration below.
Sleeping on your back and putting a pillow under your neck helping to restore and maintain a proper cervical curve is one of the most important health habits that you can do on a regular basis. I do it EVERY night and it has gotten rid of my back, neck and shoulder pain I used to live with.
Start living pain free by sleeping with a pillow under you neck.
It definitely takes some getting used to but just start 1 – 2 hours per night and go from there.
Dr Sleep Right