Do you wake with tight, aching muscles and a sore neck?
Do you wake up with headaches?
Do you ever wake up feeling like you haven't had a restful sleep?
If yes, then it may be time to look for a new pillow.
Choosing the correct pillow is an important decision that needs to be tailored to both you and your mattress. It is important to have a pillow that is designed to support your head and neck in a neutral position, aligned with the rest of your spine.
People often choose pillows that are either too high or too low for their neck, which places the neck under stress throughout the night. This can result in headaches or a pain in the neck upon waking. An incorrect pillow height can also have a detrimental effect on your sleep quality, as you continually need to adjust your sleeping position in order to get comfortable.
The correct pillow shape and height will give your head and neck better support throughout the night, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day.
It is important when choosing the correct pillow, to find one that is appropriate for your frame and stature. Generally speaking, larger framed or broad shouldered people require firmer, higher support than people of smaller stature. Back sleepers generally require a smaller pillow height than side sleepers. A soft mattress generally requires a smaller pillow than a firmer mattress. A great solution to these variables is a height adjustable pillow, so that you may tailor the fit to be comfortable for you.
Lastly, it is important to keep track of the age of your pillow. Over time, foam breaks down and becomes less supportive and as such, pillows should be replaced every 18 - 24 months to ensure they are still offering the correct support and maximum comfort.
So how can you be sure to make the right pillow choice? We make it simple.
Here at Elevate Health, we have a pillow fitting station and a range of pillows available for you to try. All of our staff are trained in how to correctly fit a pillow. We can save you valuable time and money by helping you to choose the pillow that's best for you and your sleeping habits.