AUTOGEAR MEMORY FOAM NECK PILLOW
R149.00 incl VAT
The AUTOGEAR MEMORY FOAM NECK PILLOW is a specially designed pillow that supports your neck and head in a natural position. There are a variety of neck pillows on the market that aim to reduce neck pain and give you a good night’s sleep.
AUTOGEAR MEMORY FOAM NECK PILLOW
Neck pain is extremely common and increases with age. Neck pain may radiate into your shoulders or down into your arms and may cause you to wake up with a morning headache as well as a stiff neck. Since you spend about one-third of your life in bed sleeping, the type of neck support you have while you sleep can be pretty important.
AUTOGEAR MEMORY FOAM NECK PILLOW: Protecting the Cervical Spine
Together, the seven bones in your neck make up the cervical spine. These bones are cushioned by spongy cervical disks and supported by muscles and tendons. The normal shape of the cervical spine is a gentle curve called the lordotic cervical curve. Anything that causes you to lose that natural neck position for a long period, such as sleeping with your neck bent or extended, causes stress on the spine and its supporting structures and can result in neck pain.
Although research on neck pillows is relatively rare, results have shows that a neck pillow with firm support and good shape can be more effective than a regular pillow in reducing morning neck pain.
A recent study of 128 people with chronic neck pain found that a combination of exercise treatment administered by a physical therapist along with the use of a neck support pillow was more effective than exercise alone in relieving chronic neck pain.
AUTOGEAR MEMORY FOAM NECK PILLOW: Shop Talk
A neck pillow is a specially designed pillow that supports your neck and head in a natural position. There are a variety of neck pillows on the market that aim to reduce neck pain and give you a good night’s sleep. All are designed to create a natural resting position for your head that maintains the lordotic curve of your spine. Choices include neck pillows made from foam or stuffed with fiberfill or other materials, as well as styles that are inflatable or are filled with water. Inflatable and water-filled pillows allow you to customize the firmness and support.
Many chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical doctors recommend neck pillows for their patients with neck pain. If you are seeing a doctor or therapist for neck pain, ask for their opinion on what type of neck pillow may be right for you. Apart from any specific medical recommendations, personal preference might be the deciding factor when choosing one design over another.
Neck Pillow: How to Use One
People sleep in different positions and are shaped differently, so part of using a neck pillow correctly is finding one that fits you best. Neck pillows are designed for sleeping on your back or your side. (Sleeping on your stomach is just a bad idea because your head and neck can’t be in a natural position.) If you sleep on your back, your neck pillow should support you without your head being tilted backward or forward. If you sleep on your side, your neck pillow should keep your nose in line with the center of your body. Remember that any unnatural sleep positions that cause your neck to twist or bend can easily translate into neck pain by morning.
A final point before closing the sale: For comfort and a restful night’s sleep, make sure your neck pillow is allergy tested and washable.