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“No Matter What Pillow I, Use My Neck Hurts” Explained

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There are a lot of different pillows on the market these days, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. Many people end up buying multiple pillows in order to find the perfect one, but eventually, you find they don’t help and they’re back to square one. If you’re struggling with neck pain, in this blog post, we’ll also talk about some tips for improving your pillow so that you can get relief from your neck pain.

As a general rule, no matter what pillow you use, you will still experience neck pain if your pillow is the wrong height, not supportive or lacks resilience. The wrong pillow will cause you to sleep out of alignment or create pressure points leading to tension and neck pain.

My name Dr Lawrence Woods DC and I have been designing pillows for over 20 years. As a chiropractor, my goal has always focused on improving the health of my patients by optimizing their sleep. My designs have been nominated for numerous awards and I continue to be at the forefront of this industry, helping people get the best night’s sleep possible.

A Chiropractors Opinion About Most Pillows

I am a chiropractor and I often see patients who come in with neck pain. In my opinion, most pillows are not good for neck pain.

I believe that there are better options out there for people who suffer from neck pain, you just need to know what to look for.

The Best Pillow For Neck Pain

Many people suffer from neck and shoulder pain, and one of the best ways to alleviate this pain is to use a pillow that properly supports the head and neck. According to research, ergonomic(orthopedic) natural latex pillows are the most effective type of pillow for neck and shoulder pain, with a satisfaction rate of 93%.

Latex pillows are able to contour to the head and neck, providing support for the spine and alleviating pressure points. In addition, latex pillows are firm enough to hold the head in place, but they are also bouncy and resilient, making them more comfortable than other types of pillows. As a result, natural latex pillows are the best type of pillow for neck and shoulder pain.

Wrong Pillow Materials

One often-overlooked cause of neck pain is an unsuitable pillow. Most people sleep on pillows that are made of polyester or feathers, which provide little to no responsiveness, support, or pressure relief. This can cause the neck to be forced into an unnatural position for long periods of time, resulting in muscle strain and stiffness. If you suffer from neck pain, it is important to choose a pillow that will provide the right amount of support and conform to the natural contours of your neck. There are many different types of pillows available on the market, so it is important to do some research to find the perfect one for you. Some factors to consider include firmness, filling material, and size. With a little bit of

Memory foam

Memory foam pillows are often lauded for their ability to provide support and pressure relief. However, they can also be a source of frustration for many people. The problem with memory foam is that it is not very responsive. This means that it can be difficult to find a pillow that is just the right level of firmness. Too soft and the pillow will not provide enough support. Too firm and the pillow will be uncomfortable. Memory foam pillows are also notorious for retaining heat, which can make them uncomfortable to sleep on in warm weather. For these reasons, many people find that memory foam pillows are not the ideal option for a good night’s sleep.

Down & Polyester

One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a pillow is its level of responsiveness. This refers to the pillow’s ability to adapt to the contours of your head and neck, providing support and preventing pain. Unfortunately, many down and polyester pillows lack this important quality. Instead, they provide a flat, unyielding surface that can actually cause pain and discomfort. In addition, these pillows often lose their shape over time, resulting in even less support. If you are looking for a pillow that will provide long-lasting comfort and support, it is important to choose one that is responsive and supportive. Otherwise, you may find yourself waking up with a sore neck or back.

Wrong Firmness

As I have mentioned before, most pillows have poor responsiveness meaning they do not respond to the pressure applied. This means they are often either too firm or too soft. A pillow that is too firm will create pressure points and can be quite uncomfortable. A pillow that is too soft will lack support and may cause you to wake up with a sore neck.

You want a pillow that is not too hard to create pressure points but not too soft as to lack support. The perfect pillow will respond to the pressure you apply and provide just the right amount of support.

Unfortunately, 90% of pillows (even orthopedic pillows) on the market today are not up to this task.

Wrong Design

When it comes to choosing a pillow, neck pain sufferers must be extra careful in order to select a design that will not exacerbate their condition. One of the most important features to look for is neck support, as this will help to keep the spine properly aligned. Another important consideration is height; the pillow should be high enough to fill the space between the mattress and the head, but not so high that it causes the head to be tilted forward. Finally, the material the pillow is made from is also crucial; memory foam or latex are both good choices, as they are responsive and supportive. With a little bit of research, it is possible to find a pillow that will provide relief from neck pain rather than cause additional discomfort.

Replace Your Old Pillow Every Six Months to Keep It Fresh

A good night’s sleep is essential for overall health and well-being, but it can be difficult to get the rest you need if you’re dealing with neck pain. One often-overlooked cause of neck pain is a pillow that has lost its support. When a pillow loses its shape, it can put strain on the neck and shoulders, leading to discomfort. That’s why it’s important to replace your pillow every six months or so. A new pillow will provide the support you need to avoid neck pain, and it will also be more comfortable than a worn-out one. So if you’re waking up with a sore neck, don’t overlook your pillows as a possible cause. Invest in some new ones and enjoy the sweet relief

If You Still Have Neck Pain After Changing Your Pillow, See a Doctor

If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from neck pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Neck pain can make it difficult to turn your head, causing stiffness and soreness. It can also lead to headaches and dizziness. If you’ve tried everything from changing your pillow to massaging your neck, but the pain persists, it’s time to see a doctor. While neck pain is often caused by poor posture or muscle strain, it can also be a sign of a more serious condition, such as arthritis or disc degeneration. A doctor can determine the cause of your neck pain and recommend treatment options that will relieve your symptoms and help you get back to living your life.

Conclusion

If you are suffering from neck or shoulder pain, an ergonomic latex pillow may be the best solution for you. Latex pillows contour to the head and neck, providing support for the spine and alleviating pressure points. They are also firm enough to hold the head in place, but they are also bouncy and resilient, making them more comfortable than other types of pillows. So if you’re looking for relief from your aching muscles, consider investing in a good quality latex pillow.

Dr Lawrence Woods

My name Dr Lawrence Woods DC and I have been designing mattresses, pillows, chairs and seat cushions for over 20 years. As a chiropractor, my goal has always focused on improving the health of my patients by optimizing how they sleep and sit. My designs have been nominated for numerous awards and I continue to be at the forefront of this industry, helping people get the best night’s sleep possible. I have a Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West, I am NBCE Physiotherapy certified and an OSHAcadenmy certified ergonomist.
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