Neck Problem? Not getting enough rest? May be it is your pillow. Well, If you are losing sleep, suffering headaches and uncomfortable neck pain from your pillow that is either too hard or too soft, you need to change it immediately. Wrong pillows not only impact the quality of your sleep, but also how healthfully you recharge and rest. They may also worsen neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, arm numbness, wheezing, sneezing, and discomfort. They can also exacerbate these problems and keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. And, if they are past their prime, they may contain mold, skin cells, dust mites, fungus, and mildew. So look for pillows that can meet your specific neck or back care needs, including your comfort needs. Here is a list of some of the best pillows for neck problems:
1. Therapeutic Pillows
These are one of the most popular pillows for neck problems. They are made up of high quality foam with a medium density. They have an upper back extension that flows smoothly into the head cradle and neck roll for back sleeping. In the case of side sleeping, you have proper contour and shoulder height to prevent shoulder or neck compression. The sides of these pillows are unstable, but they help with augmenting blood flow along with stabilization of muscles, that can also help with your neck pain.
2. Posture Med Contour Memory Foam Pillows
These pillows are considered as one of the most effective pillows for neck problems. They are made up of high quality, non-molded memory foam with different properties for the bottom and top or base. The foam used in these pillows is extremely soft and also very accommodating for your neck pain. Since they are not molded, they are less temperature reactive and more breathable as compared to other conventional memory foam pillows. They also give you a choice of four, and five inch height contours or lobes and each has its own shape. Since these pillows are accommodating, they easily compress to your height based on the weight of your head, whether you are sleeping on your back or side.
3. Cervical Pillows
These are available in various shapes and materials, and they add extra cushioning in the lower part of the pillow to support your neck. Doctors say that using these pillows occasionally can be of great help. They can help to relieve intense pain by providing correct and natural posturing in side-sleeping and back positions. They also help to remove minor tensions, spasms, and resume or maintain your natural cervical curve at rest.
4. Feather Filled Pillows
These pillows give a wonderful firm support while you are sleeping. They support your head properly and also augment the facial circulation, so that your face does not get squashed. Since they are filled with natural materials, the comfort they provide is way better than others. They also help in eliminating the pressure points. And that is the reason why they are considered as one of the best pillows for all the side sleepers.
5. Memory Foam Pillows
These pillows are foamed with polyurethane, along with some additional chemicals that increase their viscosity and density. The foam cells or bubbles are open, and that is why they effectively create a matrix through which air can easily move on. Their key characteristic is that at high density, they reach to your body heat moulding and conforming themselves to your body over a couple of minutes, and at low density, these pillows are pressure sensitive, and react promptly to your body shape. They readily support your head and neck, while avoiding any neck pains, and also appropriately adjusting to your body’s weight and temperature.
6. Mediflow Waterbase Pillows
These are an excellent option for anyone who has chronic back, shoulder or neck pain. They provide good neck support and can also be adjusted to different body preferences and types. Additionally, they have clinically proven to mitigate morning neck pain intensity, improve quality of sleep and increase overall pain relief. They also provide the appropriate cervical support and correct firmness.
You spend a lot of time with your pillow, and it is absolutely worth going through all the trouble of picking the one that is best for you, your neck and your body.