Orthopedics argue that inadequate cushion can worsen headaches, neck pain, cause stiff shoulders and arms, discomfort, sneezing, wheezing. If the pillow is old, it may be full of dead skin cells, fungi, mold, mildew and dust mites. According to experts, pillows should be replaced every 12-18 months. After most two years old pillow should definitely be discarded. Before buying a new pillow specify what position you sleep. The aim is to take the head etc. Neutral stance on the pillow, which means it is level with the shoulders and do not lean nor too forward or too far back. Experts advise:
– If you sleep on your back, a pillow should be thinner (lower), not bends his head forward. Good pillow to have extra padding at the bottom to support the neck.
– If you sleep on your side, the pillow should be harder to fill the space between the ear and shoulder.
– If you sleep on your stomach, your pillow should be very thin, almost flat. Maybe even you do not need a pillow for his head, but consider not put one under the belly to avoid pain in the lower back.
Nowadays, there are pillows with different fillings. The most commonly encountered such combined stuffed with down and feathers, foam or polyester fiber. Very popular were remembering (take the shape of the head) cushions, foam and latex. They buy because of the additional support for the neck. According to experts, everyone should have several pillows. At a time when you hurt door should sleep on a pillow that supports it, but when the pain go away it can become awkward and you can use other, more appropriate.
How to choose pillows with different fillings?
Foam: pillow foam must be as you thicker, to brace the well head.
Remembering foam: These pillows are popular because they are flexible, take the form of the head while she moved and did not press any point of it. Their disadvantages are that sometimes very heated head and emit an unpleasant odor of a chemical.
Latex: these are the hardest pillows and they do not mold and mites. They are suitable for neck and back because they have accessory that supports the neck.
Fluff / feathers: Many sleep specialists recommend them as the best pillows for relaxation. They take whatever form you want and provide support in the right places. The best combination of filling is 50% down and 50% feathers.