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Neck pillow: all you need to know!

Experiencing neck pain is one of the most common issues that most adults complain about. Incorrect sleeping position and the pillow are the major causes of neck pain. A lot of strain is placed on the neck while working on a laptop and scrolling through social media apps. Constant slouching on the bed also causes pain and stiffness in the neck. There are several reasons for neck pain, but the solution to reduce it is quite easy. Just choose the right pillow and get relief from the neck pain. It is that simple!

Your options for neck pillows!

The right pillow for neck pain depends on several factors, such as sleep position, comfort, and the cause of neck pain. Some common types of neck pillows include:

D-core, which has a D-shaped indentation in the centre for the head
Neck rolls
Standard contour pillows; the wavy ones with a lengthwise division for your head
Horseshoe-shaped pillows
Cervical neck pillows

Neck pillows come in different types of material, such as down, cotton, memory foam, and synthetics, which can wick away sweat and heat. However, choose the material that makes you feel comfortable. 

Factors to consider while buying a neck pillow

A neck pillow is designed in such a way that it keeps the spine naturally aligned. If the pillow’s height is high or low while sleeping, it may cause muscle strain on the back of the shoulders and neck. This posture may cause narrowing of the air pipe and result in obstructed breathing and snoring, it may also hinder your sleep. Based on personal preferences and body measurements, the pillow should maintain a height of approximately 4 to 6 inches, perfectly supporting the neck and head.

A neck pillow should be comfortable so that it helps you get a good sleep and feel relaxed in the morning. The surface of the pillow can be a source of comfort as some people may prefer a pillowcase that gives a cool and soothing feeling while some may prefer warmth.

Adjustable pillows: to help the pillow adjust to several sleep positions, it is best if you go for adjustable pillows that can fit into unique shapes and curves. A pillow should mould in such a way that it becomes comfortable and alleviates pressure points.

How to use a neck pillow?

The good thing about using a neck pillow is, there is no such wrong way of using one. However, you can make the most of it if you continuously use it in different situations.


Optimize travel experience with a neck pillow

Upgrade your current neck pillow
Choose the seat you are comfortable in
Puff up your neck pillow
Sit in a comfortable position
Flip your pillow frequently to protect your head


Resting on your neck pillow in bed

Slide your neck on the pillow
Check your alignment to see whether your neck is protected
Avoid being a stomach sleeper
Take your time to settle
Begin with lobes facing downwards
Turn over your pillow


Choose the right pillow

Consult with a healthcare provider
Work out on deciding your sleeping position
Look for the right height and firmness of a neck pillow
Know about the pillow material
Take a look into other factors
Try different neck pillows
Choose the right pillow that suits your neck

Frequently asked questions

Can I use a neck pillow in bed?

You can use a neck pillow in bed to support your spine and neck while sleeping. It keeps your back’s natural curvature healthy.

Are the neck pillows useful?

Yes, you may feel better with a neck pillow and also get a good night's sleep. It is also called a cervical pillow because the upper part of the neck backbone is called the cervical spine. According to some studies, a pillow with good neck support may help relieve neck pain.

Is it safe to sleep with a neck pillow?

Yes, it is safe to sleep with a neck pillow but avoid using too high or still pillow as it may cause a flexed neck overnight, which may result in neck stiffness and pain.  Keep your neck and backbone straight while sleeping on the sides.

Are neck pillows allowed on aeroplanes?

Yes, neck support pillows are allowed on aeroplanes, and they are not seen as a security risk. You can get a neck pillow in your luggage or carry it in a bag.

What is the appropriate way to wear a neck pillow?

The appropriate way to wear a neck pillow is to place the pillow around the neck. Most neck pillows are U-shaped and easily fit around the back of the neck.