|Large (6¼ to 7¼): $109.99
Therapeutic pillows are designed to properly support the head and neck when back sleeping and side sleeping. Most people sleep in the center of their pillow when they sleep on their backs, the center of the pillow is designed specifically for back sleeping with a special wedge for upper back support. When side sleeping, the outside edges of the pillow are designed to support the neck and shoulder with increased height.
Correct Measuring For Therapeutic Pillows
Have someone assist and measure your left shoulder. Stand Facing the person who is measuring you, arms down to your sides. Hold the ruler to the base of the neck. Keep the ruler Level across the shoulder area. Feel for the arm bone and ignore any muscle beyond the bone on the end of the shoulder. Compare size on the ruler, above the end of the arm bone with the diagram to get the proper measurement for your therapeutic neck pillow. Between sizes – choose the smaller of the therapeutic pillows. From ages 6 and up. Also available in a Smaller Travel Version.
The unique density of the foam used in the therapeutic neck pillow creates a softness which allows for an extremely comfortable, yet supportive nights sleep.
Why Use Therapeutic Pillows?
Because most people sleep both on their sides and their backs, these positions require different support to maintain proper neck alignment. The head needs to be supported approximately two inches higher in the side position than in the back position. Trying to make this correction, you may find yourself putting your hand under a pillow when sleeping on your side. This indicates you need more support in this position and therapeutic pillows will provide this support.
Because of the distinct sleeping areas, you need to be aware of how you change positions. You do not want to sleep on your back in the areas for side sleeping. So, a conscious effort is needed to change positions with therapeutic pillows. This is usually not a problem with acute, painful conditions like neck sprain & strain, whiplash injuries or flare-ups of degenerative spinal conditions.
In the back sleeping position, the head not only needs to be supported at the right height, but prevented from tilting forward and restricting air passages, or from rolling from side to side which can put rotational stress on the neck resulting in muscle soreness and joint pain. Upper back support is also desirable to prevent the weight of the body from pulling the neck out of alignment.
Therapeutic Pillows provide superior support and neck pain relief:
- Supports the head at the proper height whether sleeping in the side or back position.
- Prevents the head from rolling sideways when sleeping on the back.
- Keeps the head tilted in the proper position while sleeping on the back.
- Provides support for the neck and upper back when sleeping on the back
Therapeutic pillows use two shapes are incorporated into one supportive therapeutic neck pillow with different heights for back and side sleeping. A unique orthopedic wedge to support the upper back. The Therapeutic Neck Pillow helps to eliminate sore and stiff neck problems from sleeping incorrectly. These therapeutic pillows are patented for both design and function. Reduces snoring.
Therapeutic Neck Pillow Features
Back Sleeping Therapy
Side Sleeping Therapy
- Unique “Wedge Extension” supports your upper back.
- “Cervical Contour” maintains the natural curve of your neck.
- “Center Cavity” cradles head for optimal support and comfort.
- “Raised Side Sections” accommodate shoulder height.
- “Contoured Head Rests” keep your head and neck level.
- “Side Cavities” provide flexible cushioning, ensuring jaw comfort for TMJ sufferers.
The therapeutic neck pillow comes with a fitted polyester/cotton machine washable zippered pillow cover. Fits into a standard pillow case. The therapeutic pillows are made of non-allergenic environmentally-friendly, recycled foam. Available in specific sizes to fit your body contours.
Therapeutic Pillows – Are They For Me?
Therapeutic pillows are very specific in their design, having separate areas for back and side sleeping. This is an important factor in maintaining a posture that will relax the neck muscles in either position. When lying on your side, you will need an extra inch or two of height compared to the back in order to compensate for the shoulder.
So, therapeutic pillows maintain a distinct advantage in supplying the benefits for both sleeping postures in correct alignment. This will help ease tension on the muscles, joints and nerves, which may be very sensitive for those experiencing higher levels of neck pain and discomfort. This is a special therapeutic pillow that uses a thoracic support for upper back pain as well.
That being said, you must be able to move in a conscious manner when changing positions with the therapeutic neck pillow. You do not want to wake up on your side, with you head in the middle portion of the therapeutic neck pillow. This is not a problem for most who use therapeutic pillows, however, in consideration of the upper back support, this is a consideration if you are a very deep sleeper or if you are taking medication that makes you sleep very deeply.
For most with significant neck pain, changing positions is painful and it is not a problem to carefully place yourself in the correct place on these therapeutic pillows. The increased comfort and alignment can help speed up recovery from injury as well as help deal with postural issues for long term users. A distinct advantage of this therapeutic neck pillow over many of the therapeutic pillows is the measuring system which allows a custom fit, so the pillow fits you and you don’t have to fit a one size pillow.
Instruction Manual. If you need assistance or have questions about the therapeutic pillows, please feel free to contact Neck Solutions.