Does Your Pillow Help You Sleep Better?

avery sandiego By avery sandiego, 21st Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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How you wish you could sleep much better? Maybe you have observed that you now have some sleep problems. Before it was easy for you to fall into sleep but now it takes you hours before you fell into deep sleep. Sleeping has become a major issue for you. When you woke up, you felt that you are not refreshed by sleep.

Pillows and sleeping

Sleep may sound easy for anyone especially when you are very tired, but how about those people with sleep problem? You know how it feels bad when you are not satisfied with your sleep. You toss and turn around your bed throughout the night and still sleep won’t come.

One of the things you should consider to help solve your problem is your pillow. They say we spend almost 1/3 of our lives sleeping and in our pillows. Have you check your pillows lately? Maybe you need to invest on the right pillows to improve the quality of your sleep as it can improve your sleep by as much as 50%.

We cannot deny the fact that pillows can greatly affect the quality of our sleep so it’s better to check all available options now available.

We must not deprive ourselves by choosing cheap pillows or not replacing our pillows regularly. You can have as many pillows as you want if you want to surround yourself with the softness of pillows. You should also remember that pillows are like clothing that you use every day. Because of this they are also prone to dirt, oil and smell to accumulate so you need to wash them often to keep them fresh and clean. If you have allergies to fibers you should choose hypoallergenic pillows that are good for your condition.

The pillows we use are mainly to provide support to our head, neck and spine. However, you can still use these pillows in other parts of your body like your back, arms, shoulders, legs and feet. Pillows just help us ease our tension and relax our tired muscles. You can choose pillows that come in different sizes, and shapes. You can even use long pillows to hug and this will help you sleep faster too.

Sleep Problems

Now there are many kinds of sleep problems and it would help if you identify them early on and then find the right pillow to use as recommended by the doctor. You can even use a medical pillow to treat specific sleep problems. Some of these problems that one can experience include neck and back pains or fatigue, insomnia, sleep apnea and even snoring. It’s best to use special pillows to treat you condition.

Kinds of Sleepers

Experts also mentioned that you should check or identify what kind of sleeper or your usual sleeping position. Do you sleep in fetal position? Are you a back sleeper? Side sleeper? or Stomach sleeper? Some manufacturers have designed their pillows to match your style of sleeping.

Pillow Fillers and materials

One can also choose from a lot of available pillow fillers to use. Try or test them to see what material is best for you or you are more satisfied to use. Some of the fillers and materials used commonly in pillows are the cotton and wool fibers, latex pillows, memory foam pillows, buckwheat pillows and even waterfilled pillows.

Creative Pillows

Nowadays we also have creative and fun pillows to use that can match our lifestyle.

Whatever type of pillows you like, what is import is that you are comfortable and satisfied with its use. Start to have quality ZZZZ…. every time with the right set of pillows that you can use for yourself. As much as possible, make your pillow your personal pillow and do not let it use by other people. Indulge yourself with the best quality pillows around and for sure, when your sleep improves your health and well being will also improve a lot.

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author avatar Funom Makama
21st Nov 2011 (#)

wow!~~ This is extensively informing.

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author avatar Buzz
21st Nov 2011 (#)

Very informative, Aubrey. Thanks for this very nice piece of work.

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author avatar vpaulose
1st Dec 2011 (#)

Very interesting. Would you please be my friend?

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author avatar orange3
19th Jan 2012 (#)

I've been thinking about replacing my pillow. This gave me some thing to look for when I choose a new pillow. Thanks.

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