Erna Bowen Pillow September 07th, 2018 - 12:58:55
Back Sleepers are unique in that a firm, but soft pillow feels the best. Back sleepers need cervical neck support, but also need less pressure on the back of the head. Contour shaped pillows are perfect for this. They are designed with a valley for the head and an arch for the neck. The nice thing about that shape is that if you end up rolling to your side, you'd still receive the same benefit as a side sleeper. That is, support for the neck with less pressure on the head. Contour pillows are usually made from a pressure relieving memory foam.
Pillow fillings have come a long way from the straw or feather fills of earlier centuries. And again, they now come in a bewildering range of materials. Solid cotton filling is used in the Middle East and South Asia, and I have spent a good number of nights on them during my travels there. Here, many sleepers fill their pillows with buckwheat and modern plastics have given us fluffy fibre filling that can be fine tuned to firm or soft consistencies and stuffed into our pillows. These cheap, synthetic fillings have brought down the price of pillows. My wife and I, for instance, recently bought a double mattress and the salesman threw in pillows as a complimentary extra.
Talking about bedding there are many throws and decorative pillows available, and these will brighten up any bedroom or lounge. Again, this is an international idea; they are almost universal in Afghan and Pakistani homes, for example. These are decorated with fabrics and designs we in the West may not prefer, but they are used in much the same was we use them here.
Using a pillow while sleeping on your stomach. If sleeping or resting in the stomach is preferred, the pillow should be relatively flat, or the head should rest directly on the mattress, so that the head and neck are not artificially activated on both sides. In this position, it is often best to place another relatively flat pillow in the stomach to help keep the spine in natural alignment.
Compression shoulder on a hard surface often force the scapula (shoulder blade) to the junction of the upper spine and neck, affecting the C6/C7 vertebrae. Nerve pathway on this site travels down the arm, and the causes or upper arm pain or tingling in the pinky and ring fingers, or both, especially if there is already a problem in this area.
The most common use of pillows that can be related to by most people is comfort. Without a doubt, the invention of pillows has greatly aided comfort. A pillow alone can be responsible for a sound sleep. When it comes to comfort, apart for sleeping, pillows may also be used to lean on when seated or lying down. Airplane neck pillow can also be instrumental when traveling. Sitting in the same spot for several hours can leave you drained out and cranky and having a pillow for travel can certainly alleviate some of the effects of a long journey.