Change the Way You Sleep with the Best Cervical Pillows
The average person spends about one third of their life sleeping. If you are sleeping uncomfortably and end up with a pain in your neck or back, this means that you are spending around a third of your life in pain. You do not have to spend this much time in pain or discomfort. It can be avoided by simply changing out your pillow or looking for the best bed for neck problems. Adding a neck pillow, like the Elite Rest Contour pillow, to our sleeping regine means that your body will be correctly supported, alleviating both neck and shoulder pain so that you can sleep soundly every night.
Relieving Your Neck Pain
Researchers have found that changing your pillow and regular exercise can ease your neck pain with better results than using a heat pack, massage or other common methods.
Considering trying one of these tips to relieve neck pain;
- Change your sitting and standing posture. The correct way to sit/stand is to make sure that your shoulders are hovering directly over your hips while your ears are over your shoulders. This might take some time to get right but you will feel the difference.
- Add a neck pillow to your chair. Sitting for long hours places strain on your neck, add a pillow like the Sleep Number U neck pillow to our chair for better posture and support.
- Stretching is so important. If your job requires you to sit for extended periods or if you drive a lot, make time to stretch your neck every 20-30 minutes.
- Change your bag for a backpack or a rolling suitcase, especially if your bag is heavy. Carrying a heavy bag on one side places strain on your neck and shoulder.
- Apply heat. Take a warm shower or apply a heat compress to the painful area. This can help to alleviate the pain in your shoulder and neck.
Choosing the Best Cervical Pillow
Cervical pillows are therapeutic pillows that have been specifically designed to support you while you sleep. By providing you with the right amount of support during the night means you reduce the chances of waking up in pain. Posture Pillow US has a great pillow that supports our posture while you sleep.
But how do you know which pillow is the best cervical pillow for your unique set of needs. Before adding the first pillow you see to your cart, consider the following;
How do you sleep: What position do you sleep in? The position you sleep in plays a big role in the type of pillow you need. A side sleeper pillow is very different to a stomach sleeper pillow. You also want to consider if you toss and turn a lot while you sleep, flipping from your back to your stomach or do you fall asleep on your side and wake up on your side? Each sleeping position requires different support, so make sure you know exactly how you sleep.
Side and back sleepers will find comfort and support in the Ecoden Sleep Pillow while those who sleep on their stomach need to look for a thin pillow.
Consider the filling. This is a personal choice and you might need to try a few different options before you find the one that works for you. Most cervical pillows are made from memory foam because it is a firm, supportive and comfortable material. Other materials are also used, for something a little different, consider a water pillow. A memory foam pillow is slightly firmer than most other pillows but they are considered the best pillow for posture, so definitely worth considering.
Is it machine washable? This is more important than you might think. Pillows gather dust and dirt every day. As such it is important that you find a pillow that is machine washable. If the pillow comes with its own cover, make sure that it is removable and can be washed as well.
Is it a cooling pillow? Pillows can cause you to overheat. If you get hot during the night you will wake up, resulting in an interrupted night’s sleep which is not ideal. Many pillows, like the Select Number Pillows, come with cooling capabilities. If you do get hot while you sleep, look for pillows designed with cooling technology to help regulate the heat during the night.
Our Top Cervical Pillows for 2020
These are three of the best cervical pillows we could find, each one will offer you relief from pain while you sleep.
Ecoden Bamboo Charcoal Pillow
The unique design of the Ecoden pillow makes it one of the best pillows for neck pain. It offers you support and is a good pillow for better posture while you sleep. The ergonomic design of this pillow ensures that your head, neck and shoulder are supported correctly while you sleep. It has also been specially designed to suit all types of sleeping positions. If you favour sleeping on your side or prefer to sleep on your back, the Ecoden sleep pillow will help you sleep better. It is made from memory foam and has been designed to regulate your temperature, so you will not overheat during the night.
This pillow is also made from quality memory and is considered to be the best pillow for side sleepers. The contour design of this pillow provides support for your shoulder as well as your neck while you sleep. When you place your head on this neck pillow it will transform your life. The quality of your sleep will be dramatically improved, allowing you to get a good night’s sleep every night. With this pillow for neck pain you can say goodbye to waking up with a stiff neck and hello to sleep that rejuvenates and recharges. Many people have found this to be the best pillow for neck pain. In addition to keeping you supported, this pillow will also keep you cool while you sleep.
The design of this pillow may not look like it could offer you much in terms of comfort but it is a great forward neck posture pillow. The design of this pillow is exactly what makes it a good pillow for neck pain. The contour design of the pillow perfectly supports your head and shoulders so that when you lie down your body is able to relax completely and in doing so allows you to fall asleep quickly and easily. All of the material used in this pillow is breathable providing improved air circulation, keeping you cool all through the night.
These pillows are the best there is when it comes to cervical pillows. Add any one of these pillows to your bed and you will sleep soundly every night with no neck pain. If you sleep on your stomach, you might want to consider Elite Rests Ultra Thin Sleeper.