Two aspects of your pillow that can save your life!

By Mohammad, Spinaleze

Sleep is a fundamental, essential component of human life. It ensures optimal longevity and health. Sleep helps your mind and body to recuperate and rejuvenate.

Australians have a sleeping problem. First time parents are probably having less sleep than ever before. Inadequate sleep (both of duration and quality) is a common problem in the Australian population. A report to the Sleep Health Foundation 2016 states that inadequate sleep affects 33-45% of Australian adults. Average sleep time is 7 hours, yet 12% sleep less than 5½ hours and 8% sleep over 9 hours.

Specific sleep disorders are linked to a variety of serious health complications and diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, nocturia, cognitive impairment and mortality risk.

Sleep, or lack thereof, is a serious matter. Not only does it cause serious health issues, but also comes at a serious social and economic cost. A lack of sleep sees increases in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents as well as decreased productivity and performance.

We know good sleep is important. Not only the number of hours we sleep but the quality of that sleep. So how can we ensure a quality night’s sleep?

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PILLOW ON YOUR SLEEP QUALITY

A comfortable pillow can make or break your sleep. We use a pillow when we sleep for two key functions – support and comfort. A pillow provides support to your head and neck whilst also providing a greater level of comfort when compared to without a pillow. Choosing the wrong pillow can have a monumental negative effect on your sleep. If you choose the wrong pillow, it can throw your whole body out of alignment. When it comes to choosing the right pillow, two factors come into play – support and comfort.

#1 SUPPORT

Providing adequate support for your head and neck is crucial to ensure a good night’s sleep. In essence it is the #1 job that a pillow needs to do. The human spine has a natural curve, therefore your pillow needs to provide support to ensure the alignment of your head and neck with your spine. A lack of head and neck support will result in a bad night’s sleep and waking up with a stiff and sore neck and back.

The Spinaleze pillow range has been engineered for maximum support while you sleep. Its patented aerated visco technology provides complete spinal neck support with a superior, stress-relieving composition. The specially designed corrugations across the top surface of the pillow cradle the neck while allowing free flow of air around the neck. The bottom surface of the pillow also allows for constant circulation of air.

#2 COMFORTABLE

Comfort is a more subjective factor when it comes to pillows and personal preference. Over 10 years of extensive research and testing has gone into the Spinaleze range to bring you the world’s most comfortable and supportive pillow on the market. Not only that, we have a range of pillows that suit the style of sleeper you are.

If you are a back sleeper, our low profile pillow is best for you. This pillow will help to support the natural curve of your back and assist in easier breathing. For side sleepers who are under 6ft in height, we recommend our medium profile pillow. For those side sleepers over 6ft in height, we recommend our high profile pillow.

GETTING THE RIGHT PILLOW FOR YOUR CHILD

Sleeping with a supportive pillow is just as important, if not more, for our children. Our children’s profile pillow is for children aged 5-15 years old, regardless of their sleeping position. It is important to provide a supportive pillow for your child’s sleep to ensure the alignment and support of their head and neck during sleep.

TAKE STOCK OF YOUR PILLOW

If you are experiencing any sleep issues and waking in a worse condition than you did prior to falling asleep, then it is time to look at your pillow. This one simple fix of sleeping with a supportive and comfortable pillow can make the difference between a restful night’s sleep and one that is broken, disturbed and painful. There are cheap polyester pillows in chain stores that we may buy without a second thought. A cheap pillow will result in a restless and uncomfortable night’s sleep. Invest your money in a quality pillow and the benefits will be seen for years to come.

If you are interested in finding the solution to the perfect night’s sleep, visit our website and browse the range of Spinaleze pillows on offer.

Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.

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