Let’s count how much time a day we spend on the bed, I mean sleep. There should be eight hours, right? More or less. Obviously, we spend almost one third time on sleep, the bed, comforters and pillows accompany us the most time. The quality of sleep directly affects our work and life. I believe all of you have the same experience with me.
If you wake up one morning and find that you could not move your neck and get back pain, also you feel tired, it would be necessary to consider whether it is pillow’s problem.
The cervical vertebrae is on the top of human spine, consisting of seven vertebrae in the neck inside. These seven piece of vertebrae form a sleek arc toward the front, while the role of the pillow is to maintain the normal physiological curve.
How to maintain the normal physiological curvature, it is necessary to look at whether the level of softness and shapes of pillows you choose is really appropriate.
It is said that all diseases start from the spine. Take care of your spine, and you will be healthy. While the role of the pillow is to ensure that the physiological curvature of the neck is not deformed during sleep. Selecting those pillows in line with the ergonomic design is beneficial to cervical physiological curvature of the spine and paraspinal muscles. Inappropriate choice of pillows has a direct impact on people’s sleep. A research said that the French scientists found that the insomnia even give a negative impact on people’s sex lives.
So what kind of pillow is appropriate?
It seems unscientific to say “peaceful and healthy to lie on a high pillow”. If your pillow is too high, you can not maintain the normal cervical lordosis curvature of sleep, no matter what position you lie, it will increase the burden on the cervical spine, which often lead to a stiff neck.
As you wake up, you feel neck pain, headache, dizziness, tinnitus and insomnia or numbness in hands and feet, it is likely pillow’s problem. If you feel ache in your neck and shoulder, it is because of your low pillow or no use of it. If the pillow is too low, it will cause head congestion, swelling of the eyelids.
The experts say that Whether you lie on your back or your side, you should choose pillows to allow the neck to keep the normal physiological curvature.
Generally speaking, adults’ height is about 8-10 cm when you lie on your back, 10-15 cm height when you are on your side. Due to various physiological structure Of each person, physiological cervical curve is different. We should take some time to choose your healthy and suitable pillow, to give you a peaceful and sound sleep.