Can A Pillow Help You Lose Weight?

Can A Pillow Help You Lose Weight?

So, can a pillow help you lose weight? Obviously, a pillow can’t possibly affect weight, however; if a pillow helps transform your life by reducing suffering from chronic neck pain, losing weight just might be one of the benefits.

We recently received an email from a customer overseas:

“In August I bought from you an X-large therapeutic pillow. It has transformed my life. I now sleep like a baby and have no neck or shoulder pain in the morning. I cannot describe how wonderful it is to feel loose in the shoulders and neck as one wakes from a deep slumber. My constant neck tension has disappeared. And not only is the pillow fantastic it has saved me a small fortune by reducing drastically the number of massage and chiropractic appointments I need to attend. So a big round of applause and a huge pat on the back to whoever designed the pillow.”

“And so I wish to order a second pillow. This one is to be taken in hand luggage on worldwide travels. Furthermore, by the time I receive this second pillow through the post, I will have lost about 20kg in weight (about 45 lbs in US measures) so will, for this order, opt for a pillow one size smaller.”

While we can’t accept the “pat on the back”, this is always nice to hear.

So, in this instance, a pillow did help this gentleman with losing weight. While it was not the intention, it was a nice side effect, and one we hope continues.

can a pillow help you lose weight?

Chronic pain conditions can have a drastic impact on your life. It affects almost every aspect; the physical pain is draining, medications have side effects, there is sleep deprivation, your mental outlook suffers, relationships are challenged, depression, and all this often leads to reduced activity.

It is not uncommon for those suffering pain conditions to gain weight as a result of a combination of factors. Often, the solutions are difficult and frustrating, with mixed results. This further adds to the frustration in what seems like a never ending cycle of having to deal with, not only the pain, but the seemingly endless consequences.

It is fortunate that something as simple as a pillow can help. For those suffering the effects of neck pain conditions on a chronic basis, this can be a simple solutions, or at least a good place to start.

So, can a pillow help you lose weight? Well, no, but if a specially designed orthopedic pillow can turn the corner by ending the cycle of chronic neck pain and headaches, the effects can sometimes be rather drastic; the benefits extending far beyond the relief of pain, and be a life changing event. This is not the first testimonial about a pillow for difficult neck pain problems, and its great being a part of changing lives for the better.

A 2014 comparative study found an orthopedic pillow increased comfort significantly and that pillow shape plays a crucial role in cervical spine health and comfort and may be an optimal pillow for better sleep quality.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.