We’ve all been there, you wake up with pain or discomfort somewhere in your body, and think “I must have slept funny”. Sometimes the pain goes away, but sometimes it can be quite severe. For some people, this isn’t just an occasional inconvenience. Sleeping the wrong way can disrupt circulation, and lead to long-term pain and/or discomfort.
The culprit may be your bed. But getting a new bed can be a big investment, and you may not be ready yet. Or maybe you share the bed and your partner loves the bed just as it is. An orthopedic, memory-foam pillow is a great way to ensure comfort, and give you a happy, restful sleep. Here are some benefits!
Memory foam orthopedic pillows create a neutral resting space for the head and neck. The memory foam gently cradles the curves of your body, and gives your head and neck even support. The elevation of a regular pillow can leave some with a stiff neck. That won’t be a problem with memory foam.
The effects of poor sleep go beyond a stiff neck or back. If you’re tossing and turning, unable to get comfortable, chances are you’re missing out on precious hours of sleep. Poor sleep patterns lead to a host of other problems including:
By giving yourself the gift of a good night’s sleep, you’ll be improving many other aspects of your health, and quality of life.
Your erratic sleeping partner may also be contributing to your lack of rest. Orthopedic pillows ensure no motion distribution, meaning if you’re sleeping on one and your partner is tossing and turning next to you, you won’t even notice!
Unfortunately, most mattresses contain dust mites. Dust mites are invisible to the naked eye but feed on natural fibres, such as cotton. Exposure to dust mites can result in allergy-like symptoms, including:
Since mites only feed on cotton or wool, the polyurethane foam surface of an orthopedic pillow means dust mites can’t survive living inside one. And that’s definitely a relief.
Memory foam orthopedic pillows are, in addition to the great health and hygiene benefits they provide, just downright comfy. Temperature sensitive, the memory foam will mould to the shape of your body according to your body heat, providing you a supportive, comfortable, and personalized sleeping surface.
Orthopedic pillows provide an even surface, free from the pressure points found in traditional mattresses. Without these pressure points, you won’t have to change positions often in the middle of the night, leading to the most peaceful, comfortable sleep of your life!
At Dynamic Physiotherapy, we have a great selection of orthopedic pillows! Contact us today to find the one that’s right for you, and sleep easy!