Kelly Green Throw Pillows – First of all, a neck pillow is a cushion with built-in support for the neck. Sometimes the term orthopedic pillow or psychiatric pillow is used as well.
That having been said, all Neck Pillows are built to provide you support to keep your spine in alignment. Some may be shaped like a regular pillow (rectangle), some are square, or perhaps oddly shaped if you will. The form or layout of this pillow shouldn’t make a huge difference; it may be a personal preference. All neck pillows should have some type of neck support, meaning they’ll maintain your spine in a neutral position. It should allow for a curvature in the neck when back sleeping and maintain your spine straight when on your side.
They could often have distinct designs also. Maybe a wave-like layout, or it may have a pocket where your head sits. Material is also another factor. Fiber filled cushions, water based cushions, foam pillows, buckwheat pillows, etc.. . I have a tendency to like fiber filled cushions that are standard firmness, not too hard and not too soft. This allows for great support and a comfortable night’s sleep. Additionally, synthetic fibers are often sterile and don’t hold dust mites like a feather cushion may. I have a tendency to find memory foam to be somewhat too hard for most, and that I don’t wish to play and have to adjust my pillow like you occasionally have to with a water based cushion. But you may have to try some different options to find out what you like best.
Prior to picking your neck pillow you frequently wish to study what that particular pillow helps with the most. Some may be designed more for relieving specific ailments like headaches or alcoholism, some could be for muscle tension relief, some may help with all the aforementioned. A good pillow will explain what it is best for and how to use it efficiently.
Next, you should think about your typical sleeping position. Are you predominately a back sleeper, or a side sleeper? The best neck cushions hold the proper neck curvature while on your spine and keep your spine whilst on your side. This is the reason your doctor- Orthopedist or physician often recommends neck pillows to patients and hence the term chiropractic pillow or orthopedic pillow has been born.
But if you’ve seen your doctor, he may have revealed you x-rays of your neck. This may also help you choose your neck pillow. If you’ve discovered there is loss of your normal cervical lordosis, Quite simply the normal “C” curve, you absolutely need to enhance that and receive a pillow which will help improve alignment. When on your spine the neck pillow should support and enhance the curvature.
You should also think about your size and body frame when buying the best neck pillow for yourself. If you are taller or smaller than average a typical neck pillow may not be right for you. The reason is that your neck may not fit the pillow adequately causing you to not receive the very best support or even forcing your neck into incorrect posture. If you are too small for a standard size pillow or have an extremely short neck the cervical roll will push your head forward. This simply induces head flexion and may straighten your curvature when sleeping on your spine versus putting the smooth curvature into the neck.
1 last important note- I find that some people choose a pillow as it looks great on the bed and matches the bed size. I recommend that the pillow you sleep fits your neck, the bed second. A good instance of this is a individual having a king size bed wanting a large neck pillow. If you are average, moderate height you will almost certainly wish to choose a neck pillow that’s standard, moderate size.
Choosing the right neck pillow has to be based on what your individual requirements and tastes are. It’s best to match relaxation and functionality of the cushion so that you get the most from your sleep.