Did you know that your sleeping position has direct effects on your health? It might cause you respiratory issues, spinal alignment problems, and even wrinkling of the skin, to name a few. Our spine is kept in what’s called a neutral position. A neutral sleeping position keeps all the bits and pieces in your back in an ideal posture, preventing unnecessary pressure on your discs, muscles, and nerves. To keep your spine neutrally aligned and allow you to get more comfortable, you should determine the right pillow for you.
Back Sleeping Position
When lying on the back, a pillow should support the natural curvature of the cervical spine with adequate support under the head, neck, and shoulders. Pillow height should be lower than for side sleepers.
Sleep experts recommend back sleeping because it encourages better sleeping posture. Your head, neck, and back are kept in a consistently neutral and comfortable position while on your back. The best pillow for back sleepers will elevate your head only as high as is needed to achieve a neutral position.
Side Sleeping Position
Sleeping on one’s side is the most common sleeping position. For most, it’s the instinctive and most comfortable way to sleep. However, doing it with the wrong pillow can lead to serious neck or back pains. When you lie on your side, your pillow needs to be thick enough to keep your spine straight.
When lying on one’s side, a pillow should support the head and neck so the spine maintains a straight and natural horizontal line. A thicker pillow is needed for sleeping on the side than sleeping on the back.
Using a Pillow While Sleeping on the Stomach
Sleeping on the stomach is the most stressful position for the back and neck. Patients may be advised by their doctors to avoid sleeping on their stomachs if they have certain spine conditions, or following spine surgery.
If sleeping or resting on the stomach is preferred, the pillow should be relatively flat. The head should rest directly on the mattress, so the head and neck aren’t strained. In this position, it is often best to place another relatively flat pillow under the abdomen or pelvis to help the lower back keep its natural alignment.
Find the right pillow for you
Buckwheat pillows are extremely effective at providing even and consistent support for your head and neck. It is adjustable, breathable, and made from natural renewable material
The thousands of tiny hulls will perfectly conform to the space between your head and the mattress eliminating potentially pain-causing pressure points in your neck and back. Buckwheat pillows offer firm, consistent support that will keep your head and neck comfortably positioned all night long.
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