The neck and spine are among the most sensitive parts of the human body. This is because they have a significant concentration of nerve endings and act as a support structure for most of your body weight. Something as small as an ill-positioned pillow could have a long-term negative impact on your body. Choosing the perfect pillow is a subjective decision as people like different heights and firmness, largely dependant on their preferred sleeping position.
The relationship between your body and your pillow
Pillows are supposed to support the head in such a way that the entire spinal cord rests in a comfortable, neutral position when you sleep. If there’s too much pressure on a specific spinal disc or nerve, you stand a higher risk of developing a painful neck or back problem. The secret to countering this is even distribution of body weight which can be achieved through simple adjustments here and there.
How the correct pillow height can help you sleep
We all have different preferences when it comes to sleeping positions. Some people sleep on their backs or stomachs, while others sleep on their sides. Each position demands different types of support from a pillow. That’s exactly why we offer two height options in our Sleep Republic pillow- 10cm “low profile” for a lower head and neck position that front and back sleepers may prefer, or 14cm “high profile” for a higher head position that side sleepers may prefer. Here are the benefits of using the correct height pillows for every kind of sleeper:
Your neck will tilt up or down in this sleeping position, so you should choose the high profile pillow to ensure the perfect height for spine alignment.
This position can strain your back and neck as your head is in an opposite position to your body. Choose the low profile pillow to decrease compression in the spine.
Your shoulder creates a gap between your head and the bed, so add some extra support for comfy sleep with the high profile pillow.