Pillows are not made to last forever. Yet many New Zealanders hold onto their pillow for far too long because they’ve formed some sort of attachment to them. However, when a pillow loses its shape and ability to properly support the neck and the head, problems occur and we treat many of these issues at our clinic, particularly headaches and neck pain.
While we are happy to provide neck physio and other treatments to soothe sore heads, we believe prevention is always better than the cure. In many cases, a new pillow could be what you need to avoid that nagging neck and head pain in the future, as well as potential back issues. Take a look at this checklist and ask yourself if your pillow is able to do the following:
These are just a few of the questions you need to answer if you feel there’s a link between your pillow and your ongoing neck pain, headaches and back problems. In fact, you might not have made that connection at all. You may think that it’s what you’re doing during the day that’s causing pain. In fact, it’s what you’re doing at night that could be the cause of it all. That’s why you should take a fresh look at your pillow. Even if it’s relatively new, it might be the wrong shape, size or style for you. That’s the problem with buying pillows at your everyday retailer. They might give you a good price but they’re unlikely to give you the valuable knowledge you require to make the best choice.
We sell pillows. Along with the product, we also give you expert advice as to what type will be ideal for you. We’ll look at all the factors that go into choosing the right pillow, including how you sleep and will help you make a decision that will let you enjoy a good night’s sleep without the pain in the neck. Contact us to find out more.