Pillows and sleeping styles
The best shape and height for your pillow will vary depending on the position in which you prefer to sleep. Essendon Chiropractic Centre recommend the moulded pillows because they encourage the natural lordotic curvature of the cervical spine.
While feather and down pillows look great, they provide little support for the neck. Our chiropractors recommend a more supportive pillow that better holds its shape.
Choose the Right Pillow for You
We sleep for a number of reasons, one being to relax the body. For this reason, the pillow and bed that we use has to provide support for the neck and spine to allow the muscles to relax and rejuvenate. If the pillow doesn’t do its job properly, the result can be a stiff and sore neck, headaches and a general feeling of tiredness.
Do you need a new pillow?
If you do any of the following, you may have the wrong size or the wrong type of pillow:
You sleep with your arm stuck under the pillow.
You sleep on your stomach.
Sleeping with more than one pillow or with no pillow.
Your head feels higher or lower than your body when it is on the pillow.
You chase your pillow all over the bed all night.
You regularly sleep with a boomerang shaped pillow.
Choosing the ideal pillow.
The correct pillow it is vital. The chiropractors at Essendon Chiropractic can guide you with expert advice on how to check if your pillow is the right one for you. Whether you sleep on your back or your side, a properly fitting pillow will encourage the spines natural curves during sleep. If you suffer from headaches or neck-pain it is very important to ensure that you have a supportive and well fitting pillow