Posted by Vaibhav Bajaj
Want to be in shape tomorrow morning? Then make sure your pillow does its job in helping you get a good night’s sleep. The right pillow shape in the right place can make all the difference.
You may choose to sleep on your back with a pillow to support your neck, on your side with it wedged against your solar plexus, or on your front with it beneath your abdomen. You may be in your bed, or in a bus, train or aeroplane. For all these challenging situations for sleep and rest, there is a pillow shape solution.
Neck or Travel Pillows
These provide good neck support, especially for those napping while travelling. The horseshoe neck pillow shape is very popular because it provides wrap-around support. Many people also appreciate them while simply reading, watching TV or using their computers.
Designs for body pillows range from long and straight to V-shaped and even complete wrap-around. This last shape is for total body support that includes the head, neck, shoulders, back, legs and knees. If you like sleeping on your side, a good body pillow can be the one and only pillow you need.
Triangular in shape, this pillow helps sleepers to remain at a comfortable angle. Not just for sorting out lower back discomfort, a wedge pillow can also be useful for those suffering from chronic acid reflux for example.
Sometimes just a sitting position needs a better back support. To ensure that your spine curves the right way in the lumbar section, a good ergonomic back rest can be adjusted to fit your morphology precisely.
Pregnancy & Maternity
In hypo-allergenic microfiber to keep mites and bacteria at bay, a J-shaped pregnancy and maternity pillow provides support for before and after giving birth. Good manoeuvrability makes for side-position sleep comfort and quality with the length of the pillow supporting the head and the neck, as well as relieving pressure between the thighs and knees.
Are the Pillows You Have Today Still in Good Shape?
It may be a good idea to check the pillows you use today for wear and tear. Pillows that are worn out can wear their owners out too. If they are no longer able to provide the right support, your sleep quality will suffer. A simple test is to place a pillow on a flat surface and fold it in half. If it has problems in recovering its normal shape by itself, it may be due for replacement.