A Good Nights Sleep…choosing the right pillow for you

A Good Nights SleepDid you wake up this morning with neck stiffness?How many pillows have you purchased over the last 2 yrs?

Did you know that an unsupportive neck pillow may be the cause of your headaches?

A goods night rest is essential for our daily functioning, vitality and overall productivity. Many of us struggle with either falling asleep or staying asleep. Your quality of sleep may be compromised to many factors, one of which may be the wrong pillow!

Keep the following tips in mind when choosing the RIGHT pillow for YOU:

  • Your pillow must feel comfortable so that you feel rested upon waking
  • The RIGHT pillow should support the natural curvature of your neck without adding undue pressure or stress to your upper back or shoulders
  • Your pillow should mold to your necks shape
  • A poor or too flat of a pillow will not support the natural curve of the neck which will add extra stress to your muscles and cause bad sleep
  • Whilst sleeping on your side, if your pillow is too high or too low, this will cause your neck to move incorrectly hence causing muscle strains

Back Sleepers:

Pillow should support the neck and feel comfortable for the head and shoulders. Placing 1-2 pillows under your knees can also help to reduce back strain

Side Sleepers:

Pillow should firmly fit between your ears and your shoulders supporting both the neck and head. If the pillow is too high, this will cause the neck to bend incorrectly and add more strain. A pillow or cushion placed between the knees can also help to reduce low back strain.

Water Pillow – highly recommended by Dr. Jabeen

  • improves quality of sleep
  • molds to the shape of YOUR neck
  • studies have shown the water pillow to reduce morning neck stiffness and episodes of disturbed sleep
  • supports neck and shoulders in ALL sleeping postures
  • customize support by adding/removing water
  • hypoallergenic

Available to purchase at Dr. Jabeens Chiropractic Clinic in North Vancouver for $67 with a 30 day money back guarantee. For more information, visit www.chiroflow.ca

Buckwheat Hull

  • buckwheat hull is a fruit related to rhubarb (fagopyrum esculentum)
  • hulls conform to the contours of your head, neck and shoulders providing a passive support
  • has a cooling effect

For more information, visit www.perfectpillow.com

Memory Foam

  • “S” shaped pillows
  • cradles the neck and supports the curvature of the spine
  • temperature sensitive
  • bounces back to original shape once head lifted off pillow

For more information, visit www.memoryfoamcomfort.ca

Keep in mind that it may take several nights of sleep to adjust to a new pillow