IT’S estimated eight out of ten people in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
And if you have, you certainly know about it.
It can be agonising, soul-destroying and impact on every aspect of your life.
One of the first casualties can be a good night’s sleep.
One of the ways you can ensure that both your back and neck are looked after is to invest in good quality pillows.
Do the maths. If you can get an average of eight hours sleep a night, that’s around 2,500 hours per year. Making sure your neck and spine are comfortable is essential not only to getting a decent night’s kip, but for your posture, alignment and all-round good health.
Which means spending money on pillows that are right for you is a very wise investment indeed.
When you are asleep, your pillow supports your upper body and helps to keep your spine in neutral alignment. It needs to be compatible with your size and be suitable for the position you prefer to sleep in.
Check the labels of good quality pillows they will tell you if they are more suited to someone who sleeps on their back, your stomach or your side.
For example, if you sleep on your side, you want to look for a thick pillow that gives sufficient support to your head and neck whilst at the same time keeping your body aligned.
Those who prefer to count sheep lying on their back, are advised to find a pillow that is supportive for the neck and back, but is low profile to ensure that your spine is properly aligned.
You should also think about which kind of filling is best for you.
There is everything from memory foam to orthopedic to natural fillings like feathers or down.
Take a look here at the advice offered by The Sleep Council on the right type for you.
Pillows can get pretty disgusting (just think dead skin scale) and need replacing every couple of years.
At Sleeptight we have a fantastic range pillows in-store and the expertise to guide you to exactly the right pillow for your needs.
Rest easy by coming in to see us.