How ergonomic pillows can help you get a better night’s sleep

If you suffer from sleepless nights, resulting in long tiring days, then you may blame your mattress, late nights or too much caffeine for your dilemma. 


But the most likely culprit is your pillow not being best suited to you and your sleeping habits.

Pillows can often be overlooked but the difference that a good pillow can make to your quality and quantity of sleep can be quite amazing.

At Spinaleze, we know that the right pillow can do wonders for your sleep, which is why all of our Australian designed and produced pillows have been ergonomically designed, to better suit different people’s unique pillow requirements.


So what makes ergonomically designed pillows different, and dare we say, better than your average, run-of-the-mill pillow? Read on to find out.


Designed for you

Ergonomically-designed might sound like a fancy term to throw around, but what does it actually mean? Generally speaking, ergonomic is used to describe something that is designed for efficiency and comfort. Ergonomically-designed products consider how the products will be used, and who will be using them and factor this into the design and production of the product.


When you purchase an ergonomically-designed product, you will need to be sure that it is suitable for who you are, and how you will use it. For example, if you are buying a new pillow, then you will need to take your physical factors, such as your height and age, and combine them with your behavioral attributes, like the position you sleep in to make sure you are getting the best pillow for your needs.

What are the features of an ergonomic pillow?

The main feature you will notice of ergonomically-design pillows is their unique shape. Ergonomic pillow designs contour to the shape of your head and neck at all pressure points, which keeps your neck and spine in perfect alignment while you sleep. 


At Spinaleze, we have designed our patented and uniquely innovative designs to focus on providing optimal spinal support, as well as provide comfort to ensure a better night’s sleep, while ensuring optimal spinal alignment to avoid exacerbating or causing injury to your neck and spine. Our ergonomic pillows are designed based on research and knowledge of Orthopaedics, Radiology, Neurology and Musculoskeletal anatomy, to make sure that all of our pillows can provide optimum support and comfort.


What are the benefits of an ergonomic pillow?

Aside from the obvious benefit of getting you a better night's sleep, there are other benefits for those who use an ergonomic pillow.

Properly design ergonomic pillows can offer neck support, which is useful for those that suffer from neck pain or have old injuries. Our ergonomically-designed pillows feature a hand-crafted neck support recess, which helps to keep your neck muscles stable while also providing support.


Ergonomic pillows also offer spinal alignment benefits, which is crucial for when you sleep to maintain the alignment of the natural curve at the back of the neck.  Our pillows offer optimum horizontal spinal alignment,  as the contouring at the front allows for maximum neck contact offering shoulder to neck support, which is important to maintain the correct curvature of the spine.

Another feature of well-designed ergonomic pillows is antibacterial protections. Our range of anti-bacterial, anti-microbial pillows are also ideal to assist sleepers prone to asthma and allergies, as they are Ultra Fresh-certified, meaning that the materials used within the pillow are treated to control the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.


What is the best ergonomic pillow for me?

Once you have found a pillow manufacturer that ticks all the boxes above, you need to find the best pillow to help you get the best sleep. Ultimately, the most suitable pillow for you will be determined by your sleeping habits.


  • Back sleepers

A low-profile pillow is best if you prefer to sleep on your back as it can help you to maintain this optimum position for your neck and spine as you sleep and using an ergonomically-designed low-profile pillow can also help to reduce the incidence of snoring.

  • Side sleepers

If you are a side sleeper under 6ft. (180cms) in height, then the best profile pillow for you is a medium profile pillow and if you are over 6ft in height, then the best profile pillow for you is a high profile pillow. Both of these options help to provide optimum horizontal spinal alignment.


  • Stomach sleepers

The Australian Chiropractors Association discourages stomach sleeping, because it puts unnecessary pressure on your neck due to twisting your head and the straining of your lower back. However, if this is the most comfortable sleeping position for you and you’re unable to break the stomach sleeping habit, our ergonomically-designed low-profile pillow is your best option to reduce the pressure and strain on your neck.

Spinaleze have designed all of their products with the aim of helping Australians to enjoy a better night’s sleep. Our ergonomically designed pillows are the optimum shape, height, and density to help maintain your body’s optimum sleeping position and to ensure a restful slumber.. Investment in an ergonomic pillow means investing in better sleep which is the best gift you could give to your mind and body. Get in touch with us today, or visit us in-store to test our pillows in person.

 

 

This article should be used for informative purposes only and is not a substitute for a consultation with a health specialist.