Choosing the right pillow, Tips for Choosing the Right Pillow
You often wake up with a headache? The sore neck? Aches in the back? That may be because you do not choose a proper pillow. To learn more about the art of choosing a good pillow, we asked Linda Coulombe – physiotherapist, physiotherapy clinic in 2000, to tell us what to watch when buying a pillow.
Choosing the right pillow – Needs vary by age
“What you should know first, is that children, adults and seniors have different needs. Inevitably, they will have to choose pillows that have different characteristics.
Choosing the right pillow – The child
First, young children two years do not need a pillow.
From two years, the pillow must be very thin so as to promote proper training of the column. It is at these ages that the curvature of the back to form. A pillow too thick the bending strength by bringing the head forward, which will bring the child, by reflex, to lie on his stomach. It is a very bad sleeping posture. We should sleep on their sides or backs. Sleep is the perfect time to rebalance its position. So do not skimp with the quality of the pillow. It offers the child a small thin pillow about two inches thick.
Choosing the right pillow – The elderly
Older people are often smaller, sometimes have respiratory problems and kyphosis (arched back). For these people, it recommends several large pillows or pillow to raise the neck, chin identify and improve breathing. However, for those who do not experience such problems, it is recommended to use a thin pillow because, as children, the curvature of the spine is less pronounced than that of an adult.
Choosing the right pillow – The adult
In an adult, you have to clearly identify its morphology and its need. Its size, weight, width of his shoulders, back problems, the curvature at the column (pronounced or collapsed) are taken into consideration.
The important point is that the distance from the shoulder and neck should be completed by the pillow. The space between the tip of the ear and the tip of the shoulder should be well filled when you lie down on the side, proper alignment of the head with the column.
Choosing the right pillow – Health Issues
Breathing problems: People who have respiratory or digestive problems such as gastric reflux, must rely on a large pillow even if they have no sharp bends in the back. They may even think of looking up from their beds, either with bricks or by buying an electric bed which can adjust the height of the head. They should not get a pillow that would send their precast head back.
Accident: the pillow precast is more suitable for people who have had an accident. It helps their necks to resume a normal curvature. This type of pillow supports the neck a little as does a brace. It is also suitable for people who have a very pronounced curvature in the lower back, like ballerinas, for example.
Shoulder problems: people who have shoulder problems will often avoid relying on it and will tend to lie on his stomach to reduce pain. They are advised instead to adopt a larger pillow.
Lumbar or cervical problems: experiencing other problems in the cervical or lumbar region. They need to get the most support possible by adding more pillows. However, for them, the pillow is not appropriate because precast send the head back and cause unnecessary pain. ”
Choosing the right pillow – Matter
Feathers? Silk? Buckwheat? You surely have your preferences. Ms. Coulombe see what we offer.
Choosing the right pillow – Mites
“First, we must know that whatever material we choose for our pillows, they should be changed regularly. The pillow fucks with time, changes shape, but after one year, 10% of the weight of the pillow is composed of dead mites, which is not great for allergy sufferers.
Choosing the right pillow – Silk
One might be inclined to choose silk pillows for their quality, but they are very thin pillows supporting evil.
Choosing the right pillow – Pen
Fans of the pen can ensure a good support since we can shape the pillow to our necks, but the pen is an environment adored mites. Allergic people should therefore be careful.
Choosing the right pillow – Buckwheat
The buckwheat pillow, meanwhile, is hard and can, over time, generate pain in the small ossicle. It is best to choose a softer pillow than a hard pillow. Also, the rustling sound that creates buckwheat may disturb the sleeper.
Choosing the right pillow – Latex
Finally, latex pillows chips provide the same type of comfort, great malleability and good support, while being 100% hypoallergenic. That’s the choice I recommend to my patients. ”
To all of you all, you want a good sleep!