Why is an ergonomic pillow different than a regular pillow?
As with all things ergo, an ergonomic pillow is going to be far more supportive.
The higher support is going to set ergonomic pillows apart from a normal pillow, which means it is better for your overall health in the long run.
You will notice immediate relief and a better night’s sleep, and the better support each night will add up to long term correction, better sleep patterns and improved health and performance throughout the day.
The pillow is going to be extremely comfortable, but it is also going to cradle your neck and head in a more natural position that keeps you from straining while you are sleeping.
You will feel that your neck is held more naturally in a curved position that elevates your head slightly.
Normal pillows do not curve to the natural bend in your neck, but are either too flat, or else too elevated and push your neck to bend unnaturally or lay flat against the surface.
This is not just uncomfortable but horribly bad for your neck and causes extreme strain to your vertebrae and overall spinal health.
You may notice this unhealthy strain every morning when you wake up, and you are probably noticing the effects of this long term as well.
Perhaps you have a constant pain that you have accepted as normal, but you do not have to worry about that once you select an ergonomic pillow for you.
What to look for in an ergonomic pillow?
Neck support, neck support, neck support. This point cannot be stressed enough. If you are really wanting to invest in a pillow that works, the support to your cervical vertebrae is going to be paramount.
The pillows on this list are going to be high in support due to the way they are designed and modeled.
I’ve chosen pillows with specific designs and/or memory foam that will conform to the contour of our neck.
This way you will be guaranteed to feel like your neck and head are supported and that the weight is taken off of your shoulders.
Comfortable casing material
As I am sure that you already know, the casing of your pillow is important for your night’s sleep.
While you are probably going to put a regular pillow case over the pillow itself anyway, the original casing is still important.
You do not want a scratchy surfaced pillow, you want a soft pillow made out of natural material.
The material should also be breathable, promoting airflow to keep your from being hot, sweaty and sticky as well as durable to keep up with the many uses that your pillow will go through.
Fluffiness sounds like a really silly consideration to keep on your list, but you are going to want at least a little fluff to give you comfort while you are sleeping.
Your pillow doesn’t need to be too big and fluffy because that will negate the support and the point to buying an ergonomic pillow to begin with.
However you want the pillow to be fluffy enough that it is not flat, it is good to seek a balance between the two extremes.
While some of us prefer hard pillows over fluffy, you do not want you pillow to be so rigid and hard that it lacks the proper support and compromises your comfort, or worse even, that it creates lasting problems for the entire day.
Of course having a durable pillow is high on the list of importance as well as you will be using this pillow for eight hours every night.
From the material that is stuffed inside the pillow to the casing, the pillow needs to be lasting so that once you pay for it, you know you will not have to replace it for a long time.
Pillow stuffing material
What your pillow is stuffed with affects all of the other areas of consideration for this list, so this may actually be the most important.
While there are a lot of options for durable, comfortable, supportive materials to stuff your pillow with, on this list you will only find the best of the best to ensure you have a great night’s sleep.
Size of the pillow
The overall size of the pillow is something to take in to consideration because of your personal preferences. Some only want a small space to rest their heads while others want the option to roll around a bit in the night. Many ergonomic and therapeutic pillows are made slightly smaller than a standard pillow, but this does not mean it is lacking, it is still a good size and a good amount of space for wiggle room.
Top 5 ergonomic pillows for you
No more tossing and turning at night on an uncomfortable, unsupportive pillow.
You can stop counting sheep and start getting a better night’s sleep as soon as you choose one of these top choices for an ergonomic pillow.
Because they come designed to support your cervical vertebrae, you will feel that the pillow has alleviated strain and stress from your neck and taken the weight off of your shoulders while you are sleeping.
A better night’s sleep will make you not just well rested but more productive throughout the day all over.
switch to ergo products has completely eliminated any pain or discomfort despite decades of crazy hours behind screens. I hope you too weave in a bit of ergo into your lives.
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