Last updated on September 25th, 2023 at 05:11 pm
Do you regularly wake up with neck or back pain and put it down to sleeping funny? Your cranky neck may not actually be down to your sleeping position. Not having a supportive pillow can lead to improper alignment, resulting in bad posture, discomfort and if left untreated potential long-term problems. Here’s how an orthopaedic pillow can help you get a better night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh and pain-free.
What is an orthopaedic pillow?
An orthopaedic pillow is specifically designed to contour your sleeping position, providing support for the neck, shoulders, and upper back. The snooze-friendly pillows are made from advanced memory foam and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and densities. They are often recommended by spine experts and orthopaedics for those suffering from neck and spine pain and anyone looking to avoid it, primarily as they keep you in optimum alignment while you rest.
“Attaining the right balance of support and stability is essential for spinal health during sleep,” says Matt Cunningham, a mobility coach.
With so much of our daily lives contributing to bad posture, neck and back pain has become a common problem. From slouching over our desks all day to lying on the sofa, no wonder our neck and spine alignment has gone all out of whack. Add a bad pillow to the mix and there’s a recipe for all kinds of problems. With orthopaedic support, you can rest assured that you are being kind to your neck and spine while you sleep.
They provide heaps of benefits beyond keeping your neck and spine happy, here are a few reasons why you will love them.
What are the benefits of an orthopaedic pillow?
Adding orthopaedic support to bedtime could be the best decision you make for your comfort. From effective support to thermoregulation here are some of the blissful benefits they provide;
Perfect neck and spine alignment
This one has to be mentioned first, and it is what makes them most popular. Having a firm, supportive pillow that provides a neutral sleeping space is key to good neck and spine health. Third-generation memory foam like that used in our Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow keeps you in perfect alignment from head to toe, improving your posture and preventing discomfort, sore necks and achy backs.
If you choose one made from naturally breathable fabrics like bamboo, you can enjoy a fresher night’s sleep. Bamboo is thermoregulating, counteracting the natural heat retention of memory foam and regulating your body temperature from light’s out till morning. With a bamboo memory foam pillow, you can ease into sweat-free nights and benefit from a deeper, restorative kip.
Better quality zZZ
Having sufficient support and blissful comfort will lead to a higher quality of sleep. From drifting off sooner to less waking in the night, a great pillow will have you falling in love with bedtime and avoiding the side effects of a bad snooze. From tired days, irritability and relying on way too much coffee- sleep is nature’s natural medicine for your body to rest, recover and restore. An orthopaedic pillow could be just what you need to wake up feeling magic.
How do you find the best orthopaedic pillow?
The great thing about advanced third-generation memory foam is that it contours naturally to all sleeping positions, so whether you are a front, back or side sleeper, you can benefit from their unique support. That said there are certain benefits from different types of sleeping positions which could help improve your rest.
When it comes to comfort, we are like a different level of firmness while we sleep. Traditional memory foam tends to provide a firmer feel. If you are used to a firmer sleeping surface, our classic Bamboo Memory Foam Pillow may be best. Our bamboo cover wraps the pillow in natural hypoallergenic smoothness that will regulate body temperature and keep that fresh side of the pillow all night long.
If you are not sure what sleeping surface would suit you better, we offer comfy home trials with all of our memory foam products so you can find the perfect match. Do bear in mind that when switching pillows, it can take a while to adjust to the new level of comfort and support. We do advise giving yourself a full 30 nights to adapt and fall in love with yours. As once you do, we doubt you or your happy neck and spine will want to sleep without it.