Therapeutic pillows can provide comfort and physical relief to those who find it hard to get a good night’s sleep. They provide additional support to the neck and head, help the spine to be properly aligned, and can assist you to breathe more easily, all vital elements of being able to sleep well.
Sleep has a crucial role to play in our overall feeling of well-being, and sleeping well is important because it contributes to our physical health, mental health, our alertness and our quality of life. Prolonged periods of time without proper sleep and rest can ultimately lead to chronic health problems, as well as affecting how well we think, learn and respond to the world around us, and can also affect the quality of our relationships.
Any number of different factors can prevent us from getting a good night’s sleep. It may be that you have an irregular routine that involves going to bed late, or rising early. Your sleep may be affected as a result of stimulants, such as coffee, food and alcohol. Stress or anxiety may be disrupting your sleep patterns.
However, it is very often our physical environment that determines the quality of our sleep. For instance, our bedrooms may be too warm or too cold, not allowing our bodies to lose the heat that they need to, or alternatively dropping our body temperature too low. Physical discomfort as the result of an uncomfortable pillow can also be a significant factor in preventing our sleeping well. This is because our muscles and limbs are unable to relax properly as we enter the first stages of sleep, and missing out on any part of the sleep cycle will have a deleterious effect 0n the overall quality of our rest.
Therapeutic pillows can therefore be an invaluable aid to those who don’t sleep well. They are designed so as to increase your comfort levels while sleeping, making it easier both to fall asleep and to remain in a healthy sleep cycle by not waking up during the night.
Therapeutic pillows can enhance the quality of your sleep because they are constructed so as to help you to breathe more easily by supporting your head and neck more effectively. In addition, a therapeutic pillow can provide additional support and comfort for anyone suffering from neck or shoulder pain, key inhibitors of deep and restful sleep.
There are different types of therapeutic pillows available that can help to meet different needs.
For instance, some therapeutic pillows are designed so as to support your neck and head while you sleep by having one side higher than the other. This means that your spine is aligned more naturally and so your posture is better and your overall level of comfort is enhanced. Additionally, this promotes easier breathing, good for overall physical health, but also of particular benefit to asthma sufferers.
You can also find therapeutic pillows that mould to your body shape, thereby allowing your weight to be distributed more evenly. This means that you move less during the night and so your sleep is interrupted less often. The pillow has a cut out section which gives relief to your head and shoulders and supports your neck while you sleep, a benefit of which is that your airways are freer and you can breathe more easily, which also helps your circulation.
We are able to offer expert advice and guidance as to the type of therapeutic pillow that is best suited to your needs, and what style of pillow will help to address your specific sleeping problem.