By Pomeroy Bailly. Pillows. Published at Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 - 05:35:20 AM.
The human neck curves slightly forward (to sustain the weight of the head upright), and it is very important to maintain this curve when in a resting position. If the height of the pillow is too high to sleep on their side or back, the neck is bent abnormally forward or to the side, causing muscle strain in the back of the neck and shoulders. This type of position may also cause narrowing of the air pipe, resulting in obstructed breathing, and sometimes snoring, which can hinder sleep. On the contrary, if the height of the pillow is too low, the neck muscles can also be enforced.
Choosing the right pillow is very important in achieving restful sleep. A good pillow will support the head and neck without applying excessive pressure, as it conforms to the exact shape of the bed, thus spreading the weight evenly and uniformly along the vertebrae.
Latex pillows have been solely constructed using latex and have a spongy effect that provides adequate support to your neck. Another advantage of latex pillows is that they maintain a constant temperature providing additional comfort while you sleep. The above mentioned pillow types are few of several others. You may find various other pillows for medical or decorative purposes and pillows using special materials such as foam. If you have trouble sleeping or experience some sort of strain, you should be able to find a specific type of pillow that will alleviate the issues you are experiencing.
By now, you would have a fair idea that special types of pillows are available for health purposes however pillows can be purchased for various other situations as well. There are pregnancy pillows which can be used to support and aid a pregnant mother. If you travel often, you may find an airplane neck pillow particularly useful as they wrap around your neck and allow you to have a comfortable sleep irrespective of the motion of the vehicle. Travel pillows can also be used if you work long or late shifts for a quick power nap at work.
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