What Kind of Pillow Should You Use, Especially If You Suffer With Any Neck, Shoulder, or Headache Pains?

What Kind of Pillow Should You Use, Especially If You Suffer With Any Neck, Shoulder, or Headache Pains?

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by in Neck Pain / Headaches

 

With so many pillow options on the market today, no wonder people are so confused as to which pillow makes the most sense. There are pillows for stomach sleepers, side sleepers, back sleepers, and insomniacs!

To add to this, every pillow ad says they have the world’s greatest pillow to solve your aches and pains.  Even health practitioners are often biased as to their favorite sleeping cushions.

Here’s the deal with pillows, and it’s very important for you to understand…

It’s not about the pillow, never was, and never will be.

It’s about your postural alignment, and how your head, neck, shoulder and hips line up when sleeping.

The better aligned your head, neck, shoulders and hips are when sleeping, the less aches and pains you have when you awake!

Focusing on your alignment specifically, and not your pillow, is your best long termsolution to minimize tension all night long, and get your best nights sleep.

You see, you may have the “world’s greatest pillow”, yet if it’s too thick and lifts your head too high, then your head is out of alignment all night with your neck and shoulder muscles suffering.

The solution is quite simple…use a thin pillow that gently supports your neck yet doesn’t lift it too high out of alignment from the rest of your body.  If you need any further neck support, roll a small towel, roughly 3-4 inches in diameter, and put it under your neck to support your cervical curve further.

2 Responses to “What Kind of Pillow Should You Use, Especially If You Suffer With Any Neck, Shoulder, or Headache Pains?”

  1. peter pane

    19. Jun, 2013

    Yes I have issues. primarily in the hip joint sacral areas. The question is re. insurance. Can you accept medicare?

    Peter Pane 310 622 4986

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    • Michael

      19. Jun, 2013

      Hi Peter,
      I’m able to take most PPO insurances if they’re a Primary insurance.
      unfortunately can’t take Medicare.
      cheers,
      Michael

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