Forias : Are wedge pillows good for side sleepers? 【2022 July】

One-third of our life is spent in sleep, sleep is as important to our health as our breathing and heartbeat. Most of the time, you can control the personal traits that you show to outsiders, such as the way you speak, dress, and hobbies; you can also control your physical conditions, such as diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. However, there is one thing that may be beyond your control that can convey so many health signals that are directly related to your physical state, and that is your sleeping position. In 2022, a joint study by sleep scientists from the United States and Japan found that the way people prefer to sleep can be directly related to their overall health. For example, patients with chronic diseases such as sleep apnea, ACID REFLUX, and GERD can benefit from sleeping on their side, And people with back problems tend to feel better when they sleep on their backs. That's right! The most comfortable position for your body when you sleep may be indicative of your health, and there are many scientific studies supporting the link between sleeping position and overall health. The following are health conditions that various sleeping positions represent or are suitable for. side sleep Pros: Studies have found that side sleeping is generally better for the human body, promoting better digestion, reducing snoring, improving maternal and fetal health, and beneficial during pregnancy. Other potential health benefits include spine support, brain health, lower back pain relief, and heartburn relief. Cons: Sleeping on your side can put pressure on your shoulders and cause head and face tightness or pain. Studies have also shown that if you have carpal tunnel syndrome, sleeping with your hands pressed or your wrists bent can make your symptoms worse. Note: Experts generally recommend sleeping on the left side, because going to the right, while reducing pressure on your organs, may worsen digestive problems such as acid reflux. If going to the left keeps the stomach under the esophagus, this Stomach acid does not flow back into the esophagus. Find your sleeping position Sleep quality isn't just about sleeping position, of course, but people who get a good night's sleep can usually maintain their sleep pattern, and when you wake up feeling sore or tired, it's worth trying a new position or changing your existing one. Advice for side sleepers Side sleeping is the most accustomed position, but on the other hand, side sleeping can bring tension or pain to the shoulders, head, and face, so people who are accustomed to side sleeping suggest: 1. Choose a firmer pillow to support the spine curve and a mattress that can relieve pressure. Consider using WEDGE PILLOW. 2. Place a pillow between your legs to support your hips and lower back. Consider using a leg pillow. 3. Support your arms by holding a pillow. Consider using ARM SUPPORT PILLOW. 4. Do not sleep with your hands pressed or your wrists bent to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. 5. For those who like to sleep on their side in the "fetal sleeping position", keep the chin and limbs relaxed to prevent numbness and discomfort. 6. If you don't want to wake up in tension and pain in the fetal sleeping position, try a little modification to the "craving sleeping position". Summarize 1. If you wake up with pain or discomfort, it's time to try changing your sleep pattern or consult a sleep specialist directly. If you sleep well every night and wake up refreshed, don't worry about your sleeping position. 2. There are studies on the Internet that show that different sleeping positions are directly related to your behavior, age, and even education level, but these findings should be taken with a grain of salt because these studies are small-scale and self-reported. Research results may be biased. 3. The use of a Wedge pillow, Leg pillow, and other pillows can effectively relieve the discomfort of some patients. Please choose a Wedge pillow of suitable size and material under the guidance of a doctor or physical therapist. In addition, it should also be reminded that the wedge pillow cannot replace surgery, drugs, and other treatment methods. More people prefer to sleep on their side than any other sleeping position. Sleeping on your side promotes balance in your body and cervical spine, which helps reduce pressure points throughout your body, including body areas such as your shoulders and hips. About 30 to 40 percent of adults sleep primarily on their side, making it the most common sleeping position. Its popularity can be attributed to a few factors. Sleeping on your side helps keep your airway open and can reduce snoring. Also, side sleepers tend to feel less stressed, but a comfortable sleep requires a pillow that supports our head muscles well. Often people ask are wedge pillows good for side sleepers? Let's take a look at the researchers' analysis. Pillow material and pillow height are the two most important factors in choosing a side sleeper. Taller pillows are usually ideal because side sleepers need to be snug around their necks and shoulders, and the pillow padding should be supportive enough to avoid the deep squeezing of the pillow when sleeping on the side, enough support to keep the pillow in place. support effect. FOAM PILLOW or MEMORY FOAM PILLOW are good choices. Side sleepers are not suitable for pillows that are too soft. Compared with chemical fiber pillows and latex pillows, pillows that are too soft and collapsed are not very supportive compared to memory foam wedge pillows. Therefore, our heads may be deep when sleeping on the side. Stuck in pillows, the elasticity and toughness are also quite low, and they may not provide enough height to keep the head and neck in balanced alignment with the body. In addition, choosing the height of the pillow is also critical, if you choose the wrong pillow, you may not feel comfortable sleeping on your side. Side sleepers often need taller pillows to fill the space under the head and neck, pillows that are too low may not provide adequate support, and pillows that are too high may interfere with cervical alignment and add additional pressure to the head. Below is a selection of pillows that we think are more suitable for side sleepers. This selection is based on user-proven and customer experience, as well as our product research and testing. Next, we'll take a closer look at how pillows affect side to sleep and explain why you chose this pillow based on height, material composition, and other factors. 2. How high is the pillow when you sleep? 1. For adults, the height of the pillow should be 15-20 cm when lying on the back and about 20-15 cm when sleeping on the side. Width: Preferably wider than shoulders. Hardness: Slightly softer without losing a certain degree of hardness, to reduce the pressure between the pillow and the scalp and maintain uneven pressure, so that blood circulation can pass through places with less pressure. 2. The hardness of the pillow: this is also appropriate. Because the pillow is too hard, the contact area with the head is reduced, the pressure is increased, and the scalp will feel uncomfortable; conversely, the pillow is too soft and it is difficult to maintain a certain height, which will cause excessive fatigue of the neck muscles and affect the smoothness of breathing, which is not conducive to sleep... 3. Only a little softer, without losing a certain hardness, can reduce the pressure between the pillow and the scalp, and maintain the uneven pressure, so that the blood circulation can pass through the place with less pressure and maintain a certain height. 4. The width of the pillow: Under normal circumstances, it is better to be wider than your shoulders. Do not sleep on a pillow that is too small, because when you turn over, the pillow cannot support the neck, and a pillow that is too small will affect the safety of sleep. sense. 3. How to choose a good pillow 1. Height: Whether sleeping on the back or the side, it is best to choose a pillow that can maintain the normal physiological curvature of the neck. For adults, the height of the pillow is 15 cm when lying on the back or the side. A high pillow makes the cervical spine too forward, and the soft tissues of the neck are too tense and fatigued, which is prone to a stiff neck. Over time, it will also cause morphological changes in the bones of the neck, such as physiological bending, straightening, and Antonia. Some people like to sleep without a pillow or the pillow is too low, which is not good, it will make the head congested, easily cause swelling of the eyelids and face, and the lower jaw will be lifted because of this, making it easy to breathe through the mouth and snoring. 2. Hardness: If a pillow is too hard, the contact area with the head will be reduced, the pressure will increase, and the scalp will feel uncomfortable. If the pillow is too soft, it is difficult to maintain a certain height, which will cause excessive fatigue of the neck muscles and affect the smoothness of breathing, which is not conducive to sleep. Only when the pillow is soft without losing a certain degree of hardness, can the pressure between the pillow and the scalp be reduced, and the uneven pressure can be maintained so that the blood circulation can pass through the place with less pressure. In addition, the shape of a person's head is also related to the initial use of pillows. Newborn pillows should be moderately soft and hard, and attention should be paid to adjusting the angle of the head from time to time to avoid bad head shape when they grow up. 3. One-third of a person's life is spent in sleep, and a pillow can be said to be the longest companion. Choosing a pillow with an ergonomic design not only ensures high-quality sleep but also affects the quality of work, study, and life for 2/3 of life. Physicians have a saying that the root of all diseases originates from the spine. The function of the pillow is to ensure that the physiological curvature of the human neck is not deformed during sleep. Experts point out that the cervical spine is located at the top of the human spine, wrapped in the neck, and consists of 7 vertebrae. The so-called physiological arc is a smooth, forward-facing arc formed by the seven vertebrae. Improper choice of pillow directly affects sleep. According to statistics from relevant departments, insomniacs in China account for more than 35% of the total population; 60% of traffic accidents are caused by drivers sleeping less than 3.5 hours. The pillow is too high, no matter what position you sleep in, you cannot maintain the normal lordosis arc of the cervical spine, which will increase the burden on the cervical spine. Overall, the hardness of the memory foam wedge pillow is very suitable, especially the 12” wedge pillow designed by Forias has a double-layer structure that makes the balance of softness and support just right. But from the perspective of height and sleep time, the wedge pillow does not It is not suitable to accompany consumers to spend the whole night, because its height is not suitable for a long sleep, but its design and function are more focused on scenes such as acid reflux pillow, after surgery pillow, etc. 4. Does the height of the pillow affect the quality of sleep? 1. The function of the pillow is to balance the head and the lumbar spine, so as not to put pressure on the cervical spine; when sleeping on the back, the height of the pillow is 5 to 8 cm; when sleeping on the side, the width of the shoulders varies according to each person. , the height of the female pillow is 7 to 12 cm, and the height of the male pillow is 11 to 14 cm. A suitable pillow height can keep the cervical spine comfortable during sleep without discomfort due to poor height, but not everyone will maintain the same sleeping position during sleep, often alternating between supine and side sleeping. Therefore, when choosing a pillow, the height of the pillow is 8 to 10 cm, and the male pillow can be increased by 2 cm. 2. To buffer and reduce the shock when walking and jumping, and protect the brain, the seven vertebrae of the human cervical spine are not just stacked vertically but form a smooth, forward-facing arc, which is the so-called physiological curvature of the cervical spine. The function of the pillow is to maintain this physiological curvature. 3. The height of the pillow has a great impact on the health of the cervical spine and sleep health. If the pillow is too high, the cervical spine will be mechanically twisted in a forward flexion position, which will increase the tension of the back muscles, and will also cause the front and back of the neck. The sternocleidomastoid muscles on both sides are intensely active, which hinders the normal blood circulation of the human body, affects the smoothness of the respiratory system and causes shoulder pain. After a long time, it will become a "double chin", which is also very easy to cause cervical spondylosis. In addition, a high pillow will increase the angle between the neck and the chest, block the ventilation of the trachea, and easily lead to dry throat, sore throat, and snoring. If you rule out the disease factors, you have cerebral neurasthenias such as neck pain, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, and insomnia, or you feel numbness in your hands and feet halfway through sleep, your pillow is likely too high. 4. A normal person sleeping with a low pillow for a long time will also change the physiological state of the cervical spine. Because the veins in the head have no valves, gravity will slow down the venous return in the brain, and the arterial blood supply will increase relatively, resulting in uncomfortable symptoms such as head swelling, irritability, and insomnia. If you don't drink water before going to bed, but wake up with a puffy face, it may be that the pillow is too low, causing the head to be slightly congested. If the pillow is too low, the lower jaw will be lifted, making it easy to open your mouth to breathe and snore. 5. You should know the importance of pillows now, so the height of the pillow depends on the comfort of your pillow. If the pillow is too hard or too soft, it will affect the quality of sleep. Therefore, high-quality sleep first depends on having a good pillow. A wedge pillow is now more and more It is also for this reason that the more consumers' attention is paid, the ordinary household pillow cannot meet the consumer's demand for the height, hardness, and angle of the pillow in special scenarios. Wedge pillow for sleeping has become a new trend. In addition to the recommendations of doctors and physical therapists, consumers who have used wedge pillows have played a very important role in sharing on platforms such as FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, INS, etc. Especially products such as ACID REFLUX WEDGE PILLOW and GERD PILLOW and after surgery pillows are very popular. I hope everyone can choose a pillow that suits them.

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