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Solve Your Neck Pain With The Right Pillow

By Jennifer Gumbel

If you wake up with neck pain and have been dealing with this problem for a while, there’s something I want to share with you. This problem can possibly be solved by finding the right pillow and using it in the proper position. In this guide, I’ll share what you need to know. Hopefully, I can help you get some more quality sleep!

Tight muscles are often caused by stress and are commonly found in our neck. A pillow which lacks support and doesn’t provide you with the right comfort can only make the pain in your neck worse.

One type of pillow, known as the body pillow helps the entire skeletal system. If you’re suffering from pain in your neck, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles, this pillow can help the entire body. It works as a relief in the pressure built up in these parts. If you sleep on your side, look into a full length body pillow. It works best for side sleepers as it supports the whole body.

The ideal pillow (type of pillow) provides a nice curve that mocks the position of our neck as we’re standing or sitting. It’s a very natural position. The curve in the pillow supports the head and neck and this is crucial for when one is lying down. Muscle strain and pain can be caused from the unnatural bending of the neck.

If you’re looking for a pillow with extra support, the ideal pillow should provide plenty of neck support. If you have neck pain, then chances are you’re not getting enough support. This pillow should also be soft. If you’re using a cotton filled pillow, keep an eye on how its firmness decreases. Over time, as the pillow is less filled your neck will lose support and can lead to pain and headaches.

How we position our pillow is important in preventing pain and headaches. Do not allow your neck to bend forwards. If it’s pointing towards your chest, then you need to make a change. If you sleep on your side, always keep the pillow in a position that puts your head in line with your neck.

There have been many claims that positioning a soft pillow under your arms can prevent neck pain. It provides support for your arms. This is best with a feather pillow.

Everyone has a different preference when choosing a pillow. Chances are that if the pillow feels comfortable for you, you’ll probably get a good sleep. It may take a few nights to get used to a new pillow.

Check out more of this author’s advice on topics like the leather headboard beds and unique headboards.

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