You work throughout the day, are tired and hassled and looking forward to a good night’s sleep to awake refreshed and rejuvenated ready to tackle another day. Normally, one would safely assume that for a good night’s sleep all you need is a good bed, a comfortable mattress and a quiet dark room.
Yet when you awake you have a stiff neck and you are far from feeling refreshed. You wonder why? Have you ever given it thought that your pillow could be the culprit, the cause of all your neck problems?
Just ask yourself this simple question, does your pillow support the natural forward curvature in your neck? If the answer is ‘no,’ you have nailed the problem and can safely lay the blame on your pillows for your neck pain.
New research has shown that although there could be many reasons for your neck pain, the humble pillow is to blame more often than not and not using the best pillow for neck problems can play a major role in musculoskeletal pain, especially neck and shoulder pain. Apart from the pain, a wrongly chosen pillow will also cause sleep disturbances and upset the muscle relaxation process that should happen whilst you are sleep. It is a vicious cycle that feeds of each other, the pain disrupts your sleep and the disruption causes the pain.
How does then one choose the best pillow for neck pain? There is an overabundance of pillows available in the market, all claiming to be the ideal most pillows for neck pain. However, most can safely be avoided. The most expensive need not be the best, the one that has the best stuffing may also be inappropriate for you and the best pillow for side sleepers may be the worst pillow for those who sleep on their backs. Ultimately it boils down to what suits your sleeping style and your personal preference.
However, since you are already suffering from neck problems, it would be better to seek an appointment with a chiropractor and seek expert advice. Most chiropractic clinics have a display of pillows and your doctor will surely help you choose one that will not only lessen your neck and shoulder pain but also induce a better night’s sleep.
The HeadRight is one pillow that is the answer to people looking for the ideal pillow and being unable to find one. In fact its inventor Dr. Allan Weisberg, a renowned New York City Chiropractor invented it for this very reason. His search, across the US, for the ideal pillow for his patients proved futile and he decided that he would make one himself and HeadRight came into existence, bringing succor and relief from pain to thousands of people with neck pain.
The HeadRight pillow can be trusted to provide sleepers with comfort and safety during sleep and is actually two pillows combined into one, which have the ability to adapt and adjust according to your sleeping posture and keeping the neck aligned with the rest of the body, making it the ideal neck pain pillow for both back sleepers and side sleepers.