Most people use pillows for comfort and support, and to improve sleep quality. Nowadays, since our necks are under a lot of pressure, it is actually recommended that most people use pillows while sleeping. There are also a few people who do not have the habit of using pillows, so what effect does pillow have on our sleep?
These are the two main reasons for the same:
- Pillow helps to keep the spine in a neutral position.
- Pillows can help you align your neck to other parts of your body when you sleep.
Another important thing to remember is that as far as pillows are concerned, this is not like a “one size fits all” situation. Different people sleep differently, so you need to remember your sleeping posture and other physical requirements when choosing a pillow.
If you sleep completely on your back, you can sleep without a pillow, but lying on your side is generally not recommended. When we sleep without a pillow, our neck will sag, so we need a support to lift the neck and make it reach the best level with the rest of the body. Pillows help keep the neck and spine aligned. Since most of us switch positions at night, it is always best to have a suitable pillow as support.
We recommend using a memory foam pillow with a neck brace. It can be aligned with the contours of your head and neck to provide personalized support and help you experience restorative sleep.
Finally, some people sweat at night. Cool pillows are very beneficial to their good sleep. You can choose pillowcases made of pure cotton or satin.
Therefore, if you see it, the use of pillows is a personal need. It is important to listen to your body and understand which body is best for you based on your sleeping posture and physical needs. High-quality and research-supported pillows can always help improve sleep quality.
From the above description, we can also clearly know that using pillows to sleep does not bring more positive effects to our body. Instead of using pillows, it is easy to cause cervical spine deformation.