If you have ever woken up with a sore neck, then you know what a miserable experience this can be. Not only is your neck in pain, but you also have a headache that makes you miserable. All it takes from a person waking up with a sore neck is to launch into an obsessive quest to find a pillow that will make sure this never happens again. However, before you go out and begin the process of buying pillow after pillow, read the following article. It will help you make a good choice.
Why neck pain occurs
The number one reason for the occurrence of neck pain, while sleeping, is that the neck gets placed into a strained position for a long period of time. Sometimes it is the pillow’s fault, and at other times it is simply because you slept to close to the headboard. Whatever the cause of neck pain, the truth is that a good pillow can help prevent a repeat occurrence.
Supporting your neck correctly
Most people grow up with the idea that a soft and large pillow is the best pillow to sleep in. The truth is that a soft and large pillow can be one of the worse pillows to use. Generally speaking this kind of pillow not only fails to provide neck support, but can actually lead to neck problems. You should want a pillow that will support your neck while sleeping. Ideally, the pillow you use will not only support your neck, but also encourage you to sleep in a more natural position. Also it should be strong enough to resist your body’s efforts to smash it up against the headboard and cause a strain to your neck.
The best pillow for almost everyone is an ergonomic pillow that is specifically designed to not only give neck support but also provide a good space for the head to fit and encourage both the neck and head to stay in one place while sleeping.