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Have you ever wondered what pillow would help your neck pain?
Would it shock you if I told you there is no magic pillow? Everyone comes in many different shapes and sizes and that’s why there is no one size fits all pillow. It also depends on what type of sleeper you are! If you are a back sleeper you will need a flatter pillow so that you don’t push your head forward! If you are a side sleeper you will need a thicker pillow or pillows that will fill the gap between your neck and shoulder after being squished. What we are looking for is that your neck is in a neutral position throughout the night!
Frequently asked questions:
What is a good/proper sleep posture?
Research shows that back sleeping is the best sleep posture because it is the most neutral position for your neck. Often times the problem comes with having too high of a pillow that pushes the head forward and leads to more stress on the neck.
How sleep affects posture?
Considering we sleep 6-8 hours on average, if our neck is in a non-neutral position, it can be like holding your neck in that awkward position which can lead to postural changes. Similar to a poor desk posture, poor sleeping postures can also impact you negatively.