Benefits of using an Orthopedic Pillow: Chiropractic Plus

December 11, 2015 1:15 am

Have you ever used the excuse, “I must’ve slept wrong,” to explain your inconvenient neck pains in the morning? It may actually be true, as sleeping the wrong way often leaves us with muscle cramps especially around the neck, back and shoulder areas.   

When a person sleeps the wrong way, it affects the human vital body circuitry, which travels through the neck to your body and brain, passing through large veins, arteries, the spine, nerves, and airways like the esophagus. Any discomfort in these parts can definitely put a damper on anyone’s day.

An orthopedic pillow can improve the sleeping ability of an individual because of the comfort it provides.  It actually cradles the neck and keeps the head in a neutral position; compared to regular pillows which give elevation to the neck from the shoulder and can result in a stiff neck the next morning. Nothing can help a person have a good night sleep more than having a very comfortable pillow for the head to rest on.

An orthopedic pillow has memory foam and microfiber that gently adjusts to the curves of your head and neck, thus promoting proper spine alignment. It is engineered specifically to contour to your neck and head, maintaining a smooth and even support. It is specifically designed to help your head, neck, and back stay properly aligned while you get your rest.  

In some cases, neck pain is the result of minor to severe injuries in the vertebrae. It’s because the discs which serve as the main support of the joints are damaged due to constant stress and tension.  If you are suffering from this, it is best to use an orthopedic pillow as prescribed by chiropractors.   

You have options on which orthopedic pillow to choose, which we have available for patients at Chiropractic Plus.  The pillow’s size, firmness, and contour will all depend on your sleeping habits and body shape.  If you are fond of sleeping on your sides or on your back, you can find an orthopedic pillow that suits your sleeping style.

All in all, this special pillow enables the person to be in the right posture while sleeping due to its effective design. It is an effective therapy through its rest and repair method. Meaning, this pillow treats and cures a person’s stress and strains while he or she is sleeping.  

Waking from a good sleep can affect your physical well-being and ultimately improve your overall mental and emotional health.   

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