Proper pillow selection for a good night’s sleep

 

A good night’s sleep can be one of the most important elements for maintaining good health and optimal functioning.

There is no one best pillow for everyone. Alberta’s chiropractors offer these tips for selecting the pillow that’s right for you:

• Choose a size of pillow suitable for your body size or frame. The pillow should cover the entire back of your neck to avoid putting pressure on your spine.

• Try out the pillow. Most pillows are packaged in a plastic wrapper so you can lay it on a display bed in the store and put your head on it. This is the best way to find out if you are on the right track.

• A hypoallergenic pillow is a must if you suffer from allergies, but it is also a good choice for anyone.

• Buckwheat filled pillows have become increasingly popular. Buckwheat is hypoallergenic, it will mold to the contours of your head and neck providing good support, but it will also change shape when you move.

If you or your family experience pain and discomfort at night or have difficulty falling asleep, visit your chiropractor. Chiropractors are trained to treat spinal problems that can interfere with a restful night’s sleep. They can also offer nutritional and lifestyle advice that can help improve sleep quality. More information, including where to find a chiropractor near you, can be found at www.albertachiro.com.