Healthy sleep is an important part of human life. Incorrect position of the neck during sleep can lead to serious consequences: headaches, spasms, osteochondrosis and exacerbation of other similar diseases. Not every pillow can provide the correct position during sleep. Recently, more and more preference is given to anatomical pillows with Memory Foam memory effect. How to choose the right one among the huge assortment?
The height of the pillow significantly affects the comfort and quality of sleep, this indicator should be taken very carefully. The correct position is when the head and spine are at the same level. In this state, the neck muscles are completely relaxed and restored during sleep.
To determine the correct height of the pillow, it is necessary to measure the distance from the edge of the humerus to the neck. The error should not exceed 1-2 cm.
When choosing a pillow, it is important to consider your preferred sleeping position. If you prefer to lie on your back, then a classic-shaped pillow will suit you.
Anatomic pillows with bolsters can be adapted to any body position: a small bolster is suitable for sleeping on your back, and a larger one for sleeping on your side
Rectangular-shaped pillows with a notch under the shoulder are also suitable for comfortable sleep on the side. This form creates maximum comfort during sleep and helps to relax the muscles of the neck and shoulder girdle.
Those who prefer to sleep on their stomach should pay attention to flat rectangular pillows or to anatomical pillows with special recesses for the arms and face.
When choosing an anatomical pillow for children, it is worth considering the same features as for an adult — the length of the shoulder and the preferred shape for sleeping.