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Posted on 02-09-2017

How to Find the Best Pillow
Advised by Our Novi, MI Chiropractor
at Stay Well Chiropractic

Our bed is an oasis, a place to relax and wake up refreshed, but if you are sleeping with the wrong pillow you may be waking up feeling pain and discomfort.

A bad pillow can aggravate and even cause strain to the muscles in your shoulders, back and neck, this can affect your posture, breathing and even your mood. A bad night of sleep with a bad pillow can also cause stress and anxiety. A good pillow is supposed to help keep your head in neutral alignment, which means your head is sitting squarely on your shoulders without bending back too far or reaching too far forward. There are also several different types of fillings used for pillows. The most common fillings are down-feather, foam, or polyester fiberfill. These pillows may work for a short time but they can all wear down quickly and leave your head and neck feeling out of place.

Pillows Affect the Muscles in Your Shoulders, Back, and Neck

woman on a couch comfortably in Novi, MI

ChiroFlow Waterbase pillows are a trusted pillow that chiropractors recommend. Water is used to fill the pillow so it can be adjusted for your comfort and needs from a soft medium feel to firm. ChiroFlow Waterbase pillows respond to head movement so there is no need to fluff the pillow or wake up to readjust the shape, this provides proper cervical support all night long so you can get quality sleep and reduce pain in the neck and back. ChiroFlow pillows are hypoallergenic and have a thermal insulator that surrounds the waterbase layer to prevent heat loss from the head. ChiroFlow pillows are good for sleeping in any position, whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach.

Another pillow that can help ease discomfort and make for a better night of sleep is a cervical roll. A cervical roll is a small pillow that is placed inside of your pillow to support your neck while you sleep. The cervical roll helps keep your neck in a good position while on your back or side. You can add a cervical roll to your current pillow or even a ChiroFlow Waterbase pillow to help relieve neck pain which may also help in reducing headaches and shoulder pain that are caused by misalignment of the neck. If you are a stomach sleeper than a cervical roll is not recommended, sleeping on your stomach while experiencing neck pain can make the pain worse and leave you feeling worse than you did. If you need help adjusting your sleep position talk to your physical therapist or chiropractor on how to train your body to sleep in a position that will help you heal.

If you are someone who experiences neck pain and/or headaches upon waking up in the morning, even after a good night of sleep, call our chiropractor, Dr. Amy Olson, to schedule an appointment at (248) 513-3100. Talk about your options and see what the pillow can do for you. All pillows are %15 off in February at Stay Well Chiropractic for the surrounding communities of Novi, Farmington Hills, Livonia, and Northville so now is the time to experience better sleep, less pain and as always, StayWell.

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