Which pil­low is bet­ter to sleep on — square or rec­tan­gu­lar, soft or hard, fluffy or thin? The choice of this sleep acces­so­ry depends entire­ly on per­son­al pref­er­ences, habits and health sta­tus. If you do not take the last fac­tor seri­ous­ly, a night’s sleep can eas­i­ly turn into a real night­mare with headaches, cramps, insom­nia, decreased per­for­mance and con­cen­tra­tion. That is why, when choos­ing suit­able mod­els, it is best to pay atten­tion to ortho­pe­dic pil­lows. One of the most use­ful options is mod­els filled with buck­wheat husks.

Well, if you are “in posi­tion”, then it’s time to change the lush feath­er “giants” for orig­i­nal and unusu­al pil­lows for preg­nant women. They will not only help you sur­vive the dif­fi­cult peri­od of ges­ta­tion, but also min­i­mize dis­com­fort in the lum­bar and abdomen, reduce swelling and relieve cramps.


  1. Prop­er sleep is the key to health
  2. Low­er does­n’t mean bet­ter
  3. Choos­ing the right sleep­ing posi­tion
  4. Ortho­pe­dic pil­lows — sleep well!
  5. How to sleep on a preg­nan­cy pil­low?

Proper sleep is the key to health

The dai­ly cycle of human activ­i­ty includes a peri­od of wake­ful­ness, which lasts up to 16 hours in adults, and only about 6 hours in infants, and a peri­od of sleep. The alter­na­tion of these peri­ods is a pre­req­ui­site for the full func­tion­ing of the body, its bio­rhythms. How­ev­er, with the wrong choice of bed­ding, even a long rest will not bring the desired results. So, it’s time to fig­ure out how and on what you need to sleep in order to feel cheer­ful and rest­ed in the morn­ing.

One of the most impor­tant things that affects the qual­i­ty of sleep is the pil­low. The con­di­tion of the spine, the sta­bil­i­ty of arte­r­i­al and intracra­nial pres­sure, the cir­cu­la­tion of lymph and blood, the state of blood ves­sels and car­diac activ­i­ty direct­ly depend on its shape, rigid­i­ty, prop­er­ties of the filler, height and char­ac­ter­is­tics. How to sleep bet­ter — with or with­out a pil­low?

Lower doesn’t mean better

Ask­ing the ques­tion whether it is worth using a pil­low at all, we mean at what height the head should be dur­ing sleep. Let’s leave the his­tor­i­cal and pseu­do-sci­en­tif­ic dis­putes and give a few facts that will help you fig­ure out if a pil­low is need­ed at all and if so, what height should its ide­al mod­el be:

  • The posi­tion of the spine dur­ing sleep should be cor­rect, that is, with a relaxed mus­cu­lar corset, the spinal col­umn should be even in all four sec­tions. To avoid the wrong pos­ture, you can buy a pil­low made of buck­wheat husks.
  • Bends and clamp­ing of large cer­vi­cal arter­ies dur­ing sleep are unac­cept­able. This can only be avoid­ed when the neck mus­cles are com­plete­ly even­ly relaxed. If the head is in the wrong posi­tion, the arte­r­i­al lumen nar­rows, and enough blood does not enter the brain.
  • In the posi­tion on the back with­out a pil­low, the back of the head becomes the ref­er­ence point of the head, rel­a­tive to the line of the shoul­der blades, it is sig­nif­i­cant­ly shift­ed for­ward. That is, the neck in this posi­tion unnat­u­ral­ly curves upwards. With­out sup­port, the head is low­er than nec­es­sary.

From all that has been said, we can con­clude that a pil­low is need­ed and its height must cor­re­spond to the phys­i­cal para­me­ters of the sleep­er.

How­ev­er, even with the right pil­low, the wrong posi­tion of the head dur­ing sleep can cause skin dete­ri­o­ra­tion, the appear­ance of cir­cles under the eyes, puffi­ness. There­fore, it is worth remem­ber­ing how to sleep on a pil­low.

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Choosing the right sleeping position

Each of us has a favorite sleep­ing posi­tion. How­ev­er, not all of them are use­ful and have a pos­i­tive effect on the state of the body. Con­sid­er the most com­mon of them:

  1. Lying on my stom­ach. I must say that most experts advise to com­plete­ly get rid of this habit, since in this posi­tion the spine curves unnat­u­ral­ly, and the head is raised too high. It is espe­cial­ly dif­fi­cult to sleep on the stom­ach for own­ers of a mag­nif­i­cent bust. Large breasts make you auto­mat­i­cal­ly put your arms bent at the elbows under the body, which only wors­ens their blood cir­cu­la­tion, lead­ing to numb­ness and even a com­plete loss of sen­si­tiv­i­ty and con­trol over the mus­cles. In this case, it is best to use low pil­lows, as they align the cer­vi­cal spine.
  2. Lying on my side. Those who like to relax in this posi­tion should choose the height of the pil­low based on the width of their own shoul­ders. If you have a “slant­i­ng fath­om in the shoul­ders” — choose a high­er mod­el. To make sure that the option you choose is right for you, put only your head on the pil­low. It should lie with­out ten­sion, while the shoul­der is a kind of lim­iter and indi­ca­tor of the height of the mod­el.
  3. Lying on your back. Those who are accus­tomed to sleep­ing in this posi­tion should give pref­er­ence to low­er options, this will avoid prob­lems with the spine.

We fig­ured out the pos­es, now it’s time to talk about which pil­low is use­ful to sleep on.

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Orthopedic pillows — sleep well!

Ortho­pe­dic pil­lows can and should be used as pre­ven­tive and even ther­a­peu­tic mea­sures for sleep. They even out­ward­ly dif­fer from our usu­al coun­ter­parts, not to men­tion the inter­nal con­tent:

In the man­u­fac­ture of an ortho­pe­dic pil­low, the anatom­i­cal fea­tures of the human body must be tak­en into account. Such a mod­el can sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce the load on the spine and ensure prop­er blood cir­cu­la­tion. You can buy an ortho­pe­dic pil­low in the online store.

How to sleep on an ortho­pe­dic pil­low? Almost every mod­el has a recess in the cen­ter for the head. In the neck area there should be an elas­tic roller that sur­rounds the “place for the back of the head.” You should not lie on the roller with your shoul­der, so the bend of the neck will only inten­si­fy.

Recent­ly, mod­els filled with nat­ur­al fibers, such as buck­wheat husks, have begun to gain pop­u­lar­i­ty. Its undoubt­ed advan­tage is that due to the amount of filler you can eas­i­ly adjust the height of the prod­uct. In addi­tion, the husk is envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly, resilient, immune to microor­gan­isms. With such a filler, you can choose any form. You can even relax on dec­o­ra­tive, inte­ri­or things, but you should first learn how to sleep on a cush­ion instead of a pil­low or on a spe­cial trav­el pil­low. It is not yet pos­si­ble to buy a pil­low-roller in all stores, but this design is becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar.

How to sleep on a pregnancy pillow?

Final­ly, a hit among healthy pil­lows are the best preg­nan­cy pil­lows. The nuances of their choice and use can be fit in a small list:

  1. The pil­low for preg­nant women should ful­ly cor­re­spond to your height and com­plex­ion.
  2. Sleep­ing with such a pil­low is best on your side. In this case, it is pos­si­ble to attach the stom­ach, as well as the leg, which with­out sup­port will put pres­sure on the sec­ond, which often caus­es cramps.

How to sleep on a preg­nan­cy pil­low? Care­ful­ly lay­ing a round­ed stom­ach on it, as well as plac­ing the upper part under the neck and head. You can find detailed instruc­tions on how to prop­er­ly use dif­fer­ent types of pil­lows in the attached video below:


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