Have you woken in the morning with nagging neck pain or a headache and simply wrote it off as having slept in the wrong position? It’s best not to ignore it as many health problems are associated with neck pain:
- severe headache
- always feeling tired (even after sleeping all night)
Perhaps the culprit is your pillow!
In last month’s blog we discussed the issues around Sleep Deprivation, including common causes and the detrimental physical and emotional effects it can have on your body. Now we are going to focus on the benefits of a good pillow.
A great night’s sleep is dependent on a healthy sleeping position and a good pillow. When your pillow is too high, it causes the muscles in your neck to stretch and takes the spine out of alignment. This will leave your neck feeling very stiff throughout the day, causing discomfort while attending to daily tasks.
If you are a ‘side sleeper’, the pillow will press down into your shoulder causing neck and upper back pain. To balance this out, many people tend to lift one of their legs forward which can lead to lower back pain.
A comfortable supportive pillow plays a key role in having a good night’s sleep. An orthopaedic pillow is designed to cradle your neck and keep the head in a neutral position enabling your body to rest and repair while sleeping.
Chiropractors and health professionals will often recommend therapeutic pillows for those who suffer recurring pain after sleep. Having the correct size and shape pillow can provide magnificent alignment results and according to your body shape and symptoms, they will recommend the best type of pillow for you.
At Empowering Wellness Gold Coast, we provide posture form supportive pillows. This particular type is made of natural latex with no chemicals, no oil derivatives and no finishing treatments.
Do you suffer from allergies, asthma or eczema?
Natural Latex pillows are hypo-allergenic and breathable, therefore ideal for allergy sufferers. They are anti-microbial and dust mite and mildew resistant.
As holistic therapists our mission is to find and correct the cause of what is preventing you from enjoying life to its fullest. If you are having difficulty sleeping or are suffering from neck or back pain problems, contact Empowering Wellness Clinic Burleigh today.