The sleeping quality not only depends on the proper sleeping underlay. When it comes to healthy, restful sleep a proper pillow is decisive. When looking for your personal favorite, you soon are going to realize that not all pillows are the same. There is a wide range to choose from which makes it really difficult to find the right one. Not only the size and form are important, but also the materials used as well as the purpose. The following criteria support you in your decision.
The main task of a pillow is to care for an ergonomic positioning of the cervical spine. Meaning, the cervical spine gets optimal support and is relieved during lying. Otherwise it might lead to a bend in the neck, tensions and pain in the neck and shoulder region as well as head ache might arise. Furthermore, a proper pillow contributes to an optimal bedding climate.
The size of the pillow is important. Only your head and your neck should rest on your pillow, but not your shoulders. A size from 40 x 80 cm seems to be perfect.
A proper pillow for any sleeping position
No matter which your preferred sleeping position is – a suitable pillow prevents from the bend in the neck in any sleeping position. For back sleepers it is advisable that the pillow perfectly adapts to the head and neck-line and fills the arising gap in the neck. This prevents from an overextension in the neck and from unpleasant tensions. When preferring the lateral position your perfect pillow cares for a straight line from your thoracic spine up to the cervical spine. When lying on your stomach, your spine can’t take a straight position. Furthermore, your breathing is obstructed. But, there are pillows specially designed for stomach sleepers that care for an optimal positioning of the head and a relaxed breathing.
Perfect filling material
It is important to use breathable and moisture-regulating filling materials to ensure an optimal sleeping climate. Here, natural and bio-active sheep wool has remarkable advantages. Sheep wool has an excellent moisture regulation and a high self-cleaning ability.
Your way to your pillow
The criteria mentioned above help to narrow down the selection of pillows available. Take your time to find your perfect pillow and seek expert advice. Test your pillow in stores specialized on healthy sleep.
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