Finding The Right One
We spend on an average of 6-8 hours sleeping every day.
Sleeping posture should be as neutral as you would standing upright:
The spine should not be curved sideways due to too high or too low of a pillow, and the spine should maintain its lordotic and kyphotic curve with good support from the mattress.
Our major rule for sleeping:
- Do not sleep on your belly!!! (common causes of neck pain, headaches or migraine from the long duration of twist in your neck)
- Make sure your pillow supports your neck and allow your spine to be aligned when you lie on your side.
- General trend for trying out new pillows:
- Females: Try the low side of a contour pillow first
- Males: Try the high side of a contour pillow
- It takes 5 to 7 days to get used to a new pillow
- On average, change your pillow every 2 to 3 years
- Check out our YouTube video for more pillow picking tips!
- A resource we often recommend our patients is bedbuyer.com, they have reviews on different mattresses done by chiropractors
- Find a good balance between comfort and support (every person might be different for this!)
- Spring mattress can help distribute the force better if you have a partner
- Latex mattresses are not the best for people who are hot when they sleep
- It takes 3 weeks to 3 months to get used to a new mattress, so be patient 😉
- If you noticed your mattress sags or is more than 7-10 years, that’s a sign to change it!
Try this: get someone to observe your sleeping posture because what feels comfortable may not have the right support for your body type.