How important is choosing the correct pillow?
Getting good quality sleep is so vital for living a healthy life. To that end a quiet dark bedroom, no distractions and not doing work in bed till all hours will actually greatly improve your productivity, state of mind and ultimately your happiness.
One of the key factors toward getting the full benefits of your time in bed is having a pillow that best serves YOU. So many of us don’t realize it, but pillows serve a very specific role in their sleep. Since pillows play an important role in your sleep, they will have a considerable impact on your quality of rest and your overall well-being.
Resting your head on a pillow when you sleep serves two basic functions. A pillow provides support to the sleeper’s neck and upper back when they are resting and they provide a better level of comfort than can be had without a pillow. When you are shopping for a pillow, it is important to consider both of these factors, as they will both play a role in the quality of your sleep.
Providing support for your neck and upper back is the most important role that the pillow needs to fill when you are asleep. We need this support when we are sleeping because the human spine is naturally curved. Having support for your head and neck helps to maintain the proper alignment of these areas of the spine. Sleeping without the adequate support will not only have a negative impact on your sleep, but it can also result in stiffness in your neck and back.
The comfort factor can be a little more subjective. What is comfortable for one sleeper might not be as comfortable for another. Factors like body size, the positions you sleep in and certain health conditions will most likely play a role in determining what type of pillow is most comfortable for you. Support also plays a role in the comfort factor, in that, if you are lacking for support, you are unlikely to be comfortable.
So let’s make sure you get the 5 best SLEEP factors
- dark, quiet room
- comfortable mattress
- no distractions – tv, computer
- a pad by your bed for wandering thoughts
- a GREAT pillow
here’s to your SWEET dreams!