Why the Right Pillow and Mattress Improve Sleep

By Brandi Swieter

Although most people have a mattress and pillows to sleep on, not everyone has the right kind they should be using. Those who have trouble sleeping should first start by assessing their pillows and mattress to see if those could be the problem. The right styles will improve sleep and give people a better night’s rest than they’ve had in a long while.

Sleep Position

Not all individuals sleep in the same position. Some tend to stick to their backs (which is not recommended) while others sleep on their sides or stomachs. The way people sleep plays a major role in what they need to use to sleep throughout the night. Side sleepers often require a firm pillow that keeps the head and neck aligned with the body. Stomach sleepers may prefer a thin pillow with down feathers to give them some comfort while still keeping the neck pain-free.

Memory Foam

Many old styles of pillows used feathers or down, which have been rated poorly in terms of sleep quality in the past. Memory foam provides a better alternative that gives each person an adequate night’s rest thanks to the fact that it gets tailored to every individual’s head shape. The foam contours to the head and neck and keeps the spine aligned during sleep much better than the alternatives.

Body Heat

Many mattresses trap body heat, allowing people to feel hot and sweaty throughout the night. This makes many people toss and turn, unable to rest appropriately. A mattress that regulates heat and keeps cool throughout the night is a better option, as people can rest easier knowing they won’t be overheating and feeling the effects. An option with thermo technology is best in most cases so that it keeps the bed cool and the sleeper sleeping comfortably.

Sleep does not come easily for many people. Some struggle to get a good night’s rest because the pillow and mattress being used do not keep their bodies aligned and in ideal shape throughout the night. Those who struggle should seek the help of a chiropractor from The Joint Chiropractic to get their bodies adjusted and receive some advice on how to sleep better each night. The clinic remains open for extended hours and on the weekends so everyone can get seen at a time that is convenient for them.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gilbert, Ariz.

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