A Comprehensive Guide to Cervical Pillows
Not all pillows are created equal, in fact some pillows have been specifically designed to stand out and provide you with more extra support for your neck. The neck is referred to by medical professionals as the cervical spine and is made up of seven bones or vertebrae. Your neck is more vulnerable than the rest of your spine as it has less protection and as such is at risk of injury. It is for this reason that cervical pillows are so important as they have been designed to specifically protect your neck. Sleeping on a quality pillow like an Elite Rest Memory Foam pillow, will help to keep your neck aligned, a cervical pillow can be invaluable if you are dealing with an injury or chronic neck pain.
In this article we are going to take a look at cervical pillows, what they are, their benefits and which one is the best.
Cervical Pillows: What are they?
The role of the pillow is to provide your head with direct support so that any pressure on your neck is minimized. In addition this support will prevent your neck from getting sore and ensure that any pain you are experiencing does not get worse. Cervical pillows take that support to the next level and when combined with other therapies can drastically reduce neck pain.
Cervical pillows are designed to promote better spinal alignment because when your spine is aligned your body is able to relax, allowing you to settle into a comfortable sleeping position. Cervical pillows are made from premium quality material that maintains its shape and support. Many cervical pillows may also be adjustable, allowing you to add or remove filling depending on your specific needs.
Cervical Pillows: The Benefits
Sleeping on the right pillow can be life changing. It can be the difference between constantly waking up tired and in pain to waking up refreshed and rejuvenated.
Changing your pillow to a cervical one can have the following benefits.
- Cervical pillows have been ergonomically designed to correct and maintain your spine.
- When your spine is correctly aligned, headaches, neck pain, snoring and back pain can all be prevented and eased.
- Sleeping with the correct support means that your body is able to relax. When it relaxes you are able to fall asleep easily and stay asleep, improving the quality of sleep that you get.
- These pillows can alleviate pain associated with morning hand stiffness, tension headaches and temporomandibular disorders.
- Cervical pillows can also increase the blood flow to your head because your body is in the correct position.
The Coisum Cervical Pillow
There are many cervical pillows available but we are going to focus on the Coisum Cervical Pillow. This pillow offers back and side sleepers incredible natural pain relief. This cervical pillow has been made using high quality memory foam that will cradle your head while you are sleeping. As a result of this any pain you are experiencing in your neck and shoulders will be alleviated and you will notice that any numbness or tingling you feel in your hands will stop.
This pillow has been designed to help soothe your back, shoulder and neck pain. The slope of the pillow keeps your head from rolling around and the cutouts give your top arm a place to rest, preventing it from hunching over the front of you and alleviating shoulder pain. It is thanks to this design that you can sleep soundly in the correct posture.
The Coisum Cervical Pillow has been specifically designed for back and side sleepers who are experiencing neck pain. Back sleepers often prefer to sleep on the higher side of the pillow with the 2 horns of the pillow providing support for their neck, shoulder and head. Side sleepers find comfort in sleeping on the lower side where they can position their arm correctly.
This pillow is a medium hard pillow, offering both support and comfort and it comes with a breathable pillow case that can be removed and machine washed.
But what about stomach sleepers?
Sleeping on your stomach is not ideal and if you are a stomach sleeper you are probably experiencing neck pain. The reason for this is because when you sleep on your stomach you are pushing your neck up and out of alignment. The best solution for this is to try to change your position to sleep either on your back or on your side. But this is not always possible, so the next best thing is to invest in a pillow designed specifically for stomach sleepers. Elite Rests Thin Sleeper is one such pillow. It is a super thin pillow that provides support and alignment to your neck while you are sleeping on your stomach.
If you are struggling with chronic neck pain, a normal memory foam pillow like an Elite Rest Contour Pillow might not be enough. It might be time to consider investing in a cervical pillow that will help to alleviate your neck pain.