What are Contoured Pillows?
Contoured pillows are a particular type of therapeutic pillow with a curved design They adapts to the cradle your head, neck and shoulder for people that are back and side sleepers. The design of these pillows follow an orthopaedic guideline. This ensures the right placement and support of your body for a safe and healthy rest.
Whilst different from traditional pillows you would find in your local bedding store, contoured pillows are important to give you the quality sleep you deserve by hitting the 3 focuses of a quality sleep; Comfort, Alignment and Breathing.
Here are a list of 5 reasons why you should choose a contoured pillow.
Pillows Retain Shape
Normal pillows work well at first, but flatten out quickly and stop providing the support needed for your head and neck. Most contoured pillows are made from memory foam, which are designed to mould to your body and then bounce back to its original shape. This means they won’t flatten out as quickly as normal pillows. Providing you with the consistent support needed to help prevent pain.
Inexpensive Alternative to other Methods
Here at Back to Basics we have seen how having a quality pillow to give you the support your body needs, becomes a much cheaper method of therapy. This is unlike some physical therapy, which requires consistent visits to keep your body pains in check. Contoured pillows become an inexpensive alternative but simultaneously can also be used with physical therapy for your optimum self-care.
Increases Comfort During Sleep
Finding a comfortable sleeping position is one of many challenges people who experience chronic neck pain face. Contoured pillows help increase comfort during sleep by supporting the neck whilst relieving and relaxing muscle tensions. These pillows are ideal for back and side sleepers as they conform to the shape of the head and neck. Some contoured pillows are also able to disperse body heat for a more cooling experience while you sleep.
Helps Align the Back and Neck Properly
Improper body alignment whilst sleeping can be a huge cause of muscle aches and pains the morning after. You may find a rise of headaches due to the build-up of muscle tensions in the neck. A contoured pillow can help the neck maintain proper alignment and help reduce muscle pains. Assisting you to feel more comfortable and achieve a more relaxed you.
- Releases Pressure on the Joints
Pressure on the joints during sleep is one of the major causes of soreness and stiffness when waking up. The joints connect the bones together and when they become stiff it becomes much more difficult to get out of bed and move around during the day (especially for those who have long commutes or spend a lot of time sitting down behind a desk). Contoured pillows can cushion the joints, reducing the likelihood of soreness and stiffness.
Alternatively, if you’re unsure what is causing your neck, back and other muscle pains, we suggest seeking advice from your chiropractor or medical practitioner. They’re able to help diagnose the cause of pain through a physical examination. We also recommend choosing one of our pillows from our therapeutic range to help improve your symptoms.