A lot of people think that waking up with neck stiffness is a normal thing… it’s not! If you wake up with neck discomfort, you might not be using the right pillow. Do this simple test when you wake up: tilt your head forward, do you feel pain? If you do, your pillow may be to blame. Our busy days put stress on our joints and muscles so sleeping should be a time for repair and healing, that is IF you’re using a proper pillow, otherwise, you’re just causing more trauma! An easy way to test if your pillow is right for you is by laying on your side and checking that your neck and body are aligned with your head, if not, your pillow may be too high or too low.
Finding the perfect pillow is like finding the perfect mattress, it takes a bit of trial and error… and that is why Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington has some options for you. The clinic offers a cervical roll pillow, a water pillow, and the (NEW!) Envy Pillow!
The Canadian- made Envy Pillow was created by Registered Nurse, Kathy Young Keefe. The magic in this pillow is that it provides two levels of support that cradle the head and neck! The elevated pattern in the center distributes your weight and the pressure on your joints to align your spine which may help reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain. The memory foam material is dye free, dust mite resistant, latex free, anti- microbial, and hypoallergenic. The Envy pillow and our other pillows help with headaches, jaw pain, temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) pain, pins and needles, numbness, CPAP machine discomfort, fibromyalgia and even snoring! If you are worried about committing to a pillow before you like it, Edgar Family Chiropractic will lend you any one of our pillows to try out at home; and if you don’t like it, then you may try another!