Choose the right pillow for a good sleep

Firm, ergonomic, with shape memory? The guide to choosing your pillow, by Confort ID

Cradle of our dreams and a good sleep, the pillow is an element of essential and determining comfort of our nights. He is unfortunately often neglected.

Firm, ergonomic, with shape memory? The guide to choosing your pillow, by Confort ID

Cradle of our dreams and a good sleep, the pillow is an element of essential and determining comfort of our nights. He is unfortunately often neglected.

The different types of pillows

There are two main types of pillows. On the one hand, traditional pillows made of natural or synthetic fibers or goose feathers. On the other hand, ergonomic pillows, usually made of memory foam, whose studied form matches the contours of your neck.

The ergonomic pillow

The ergonomic pillow is not necessarily the most comfortable option. Its primary goal is to keep your cervical spine and spine aligned to prevent or cure possible back pain. Its therapeutic aim often leads to concessions in terms of comfort.

 

New types of hybrid pillows are coming to the market and are changing the game. They are able to provide effective cervical support, while providing great comfort to the user.

 

What are the criteria for choosing the pillow for you? The first criterion often remains the level of firmness of the foam, and the thickness of the pillow.

I sleep on my back, side or stomach, does it change my pillow?

Depending on your sleeping position, a different level of firmness will be advised.

For those who sleep on the stomach, it will choose a soft pillow. A pillow of medium firmness will be suitable for those who sleep on the side. Finally, if you sleep on your back, we recommend a firm pillow to guarantee an ideal support.

Anatomy, the forgotten element of comfort?

 

Beyond the position we prefer when falling asleep, other anatomical criteria come into play when it comes to choosing the right pillow. To ensure a comfortable feeling, the support provided by your pillow must conform to your body type.

 

A pillow that supports your neck should accommodate the specificities of your neck. Two main parameters come into play: Laxity and flexibility. Before going any further, let us agree on what these two terms mean.

 

  • Laxity can be defined by the ease of putting your limbs in hyper-extension, flexible joints and long, elastic muscles and tendons.
  • Flexibility is defined by the ability to perform particularly wide movements with ease thanks to the work done on your muscles. In reality, these two notions are quite similar except that one is innate in nature (laxity) while the other is of acquired nature (flexibility).

A pillow adapted to my morphology for greater comfort.

 

If you are rather lax or flexible, your pillow must respect the mobility of the neck. It must support you while leaving enough amplitude in your neck not to force your neck in a particular position. Light support will allow your muscles to be closer to their rest position. This results in an immediate sensation of comfort.

 

Conversely, if your nature is more of a stiff type, it will be necessary to favor a firm support, avoiding your neck to be too much in extension. This will prevent tension in your neck over time.

A pillow adapted to my morphology for greater comfort.

 

If you are rather lax or flexible, your pillow must respect the mobility of the neck. It must support you while leaving enough amplitude in your neck not to force your neck in a particular position. Light support will allow your muscles to be closer to their rest position. This results in an immediate sensation of comfort.

 

Conversely, if your nature is more of a stiff type, it will be necessary to favor a firm support, avoiding your neck to be too much in extension. This will prevent tension in your neck over time.

Conclusion:

 

A good pillow is a comfortable pillow, which effectively maintains your neck and respects the alignment of your spine.

 

To choose the right pillow, you must select the level of firmness that suits you according to the position in which you fall asleep. Do not forget to take into account your anatomical peculiarities to find the cervical support that suits you!

 

Here you know everything then, on your marks, ready, sleep!

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