Do you know what is the impact of your pillow during your sleep? Have you ever wondered: why did I sleep poorly last night?
When we think of it, we never sleep the same way. We move and dream differently, every night.
Your mattress is less than 10 years old, you're avoiding caffeine and screens before going to bed. However, you end up waking up tired and grumpy, with the feeling that your mattress did not give you a restful sleep. Have you thought about what supports your head?
All you need is a good night's sleep! Your body also needs it to function properly. If you don't get it, not only will you have low energy during the day but your mood will be affected. Even self-confidence passes through. In order for your immune system to continue fighting bacteria and viruses, it needs rest. And that's where the pillow comes into play.
PILLOWS AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH
The wrong pillow rarely, if ever, causes serious health problems. However, the lack of support produced by a pillow that is too saggy or a pillow that is too high, can aggravate tension problems in the neck, shoulders and lower back. You don't want to increase your current pain. You want to eliminate them.
An unsuitable pillow increases the risk of snoring, breathing difficulties, sneezing, coughing and more. It's all about aligning your spine with your neck, shoulder and pelvis. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach or side.
YOUR OLD PILLOWS CAUSE ALLERGIES
Over the years, the weight of the pillow increases. The reason is caused by perspiration, dead skin and dust, which over the nights of sleep, causes the proliferation of mites. These are microscopic critters, which by their presence, increase the risks of asthma and allergies.
By breathing every night with your head on the pillow, you increase the risk of weakening your humanitarian system.
FIND THE RIGHT PILLOW
1. Depending on your sleeping position
People who sleeps on the stomach, need a pillow that will not raise their head too high. If it is too high, the neck will be stressed. Therefore, the thinnest pillow is the best. In addition, a pillow under the stomach can help prevent back pain.
Side sleepers needs a pillow that varies in thickness, depending on the width of their shoulders, in order to stay aligned with the spine. A contoured pillow will also work well, as well as a pillow placed between the thighs.
People who sleeps on their backs should look for pillows of medium thickness. A contoured pillow is great for filling up the blow space.
For people who do not really have a position where they spend the majority of their time, a pillow with a mixture of different types of fillers will allow them to adjust the pillow to their needs (when they are on the stomach, for example).
2. The Materials
There are several materials used in the composition of a pillow.
The cheapest option is a polyester or synthetic down. These pillows are generally less expensive, but will need to be replaced more often, as they wear out much faster than those made from natural duvet. Depending on the quality of the fiber, these pillows rarely lasts more than 6 months to support the head.
For pillows that have a longer lifespan, premium latex pillows are a great choice. They will support your head well while aligning your spine and stay will last for years.
The pillow counts for 20% of sleep and your mattress counts for 80%. The choice is yours, if you are looking for 100% or less restful sleep.