Therapeutic Sleeping Pillow Aligns The Spine For Relief Of Neck Pain & Headaches
One of the most unique and effective pillows available for neck pain and headache problems is the therapeutic sleeping pillow. Underneath the custom fitted pillowcase, the features come to life and you can see why this pillow was designed not only for a refreshing night’s sleep, but to maintain the best spinal posture in both back and side sleeping positions. This minimizes pressure on nerves, muscles, ligaments and spinal discs.
This is one of our most popular pillows for neck pain relief, and the unique features for the head, neck and upper back is why. It is a special orthopedic pillow and is classified as a functional pillow to optimize stress relief in the cervical spine in the back and side sleeping positions.
Therapeutic Sleeping Pillow Features
The first and probably most notable of the features is the wedge that comes down from the pillow. This is the thoracic wedge and is designed to support the upper back and provide a smooth transition between the upper back and neck when back sleeping. It follows the natural curve of the spine and offers a base upper back support to help stabilize the neck and head, as well as allowing a more relaxed posture for those with upper back pain and those requiring added posture correction in an important transitional region of the spine.
Essential to any pillow to restore the normal curve of the neck is support in the cervical spine. The contour section acts like a small neck roll to bolster the curve and allow relaxation of muscles, placing the cervical spine in the most beneficial ergonomic posture.
The side panel is for side sleeping and has a slope from front to back that allows for proper shoulder clearance. The curve in the front of the panel permits a comfortable, relaxed shoulder positioning. These features allow a stable base for the neck by supporting the shoulder. The measurement in fitting the pillow allows a precise posture for the neck while side sleeping.
This measurement is taken by using a ruler to measure from the base of the neck out to the end of the shoulder bone, providing the perfect height just for you. The depression in the head portion of the side panel allows proper relaxation of the head, permitting air flow and decreased ear pressure. The indentation in the middle of the side panel creates a mild instability allowing the muscles to maintain a slight level of activation and increased blood flow, important for rehabilitation of neck injuries.
The center cavity provides a cradle for the head in the back sleeping position. The air flow channels allow a cooler sleeping experience. The center cradle allows the head to be placed in the maximum position for the cervical contour and thoracic wedge. These three features permit the best back sleeping spinal posture.
The therapeutic sleeping pillow uses a non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, recycled foam that is medium soft in density, so you get the support you need and the comfort you desire. Comes with a fitted pillow cover cotton/poly blend that is zippered and machine washable.
A study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation found using an ergonomic pillow showed pain relief, decreased disability, and significantly increased range of motion after 4 wks. The authors found that using an ergonomic pillow and physical therapy could better decrease neck pain intensity compared with routine physical therapy alone.