Various microorganisms and dead cells from your skin can be found on your pillow if you put it under a microscope. We are all aware of the significance of good and quality sleep, and comfortable and adequate pillow plays a huge role in that.
Uncomfortable pillows are the main culprit for stiff neck and back pain every morning when you wake up. Indeed neck pain often associated with problems such as headache, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, depression and constant feeling of fatigue. According to a survey of the manufacturers of pillows “Ergoflex” 82% of people do not know how often you should change the pillow.
Michael Brace, clinical psychologist, explains that if you have a pillow of polyester it should change every 6 months, while the memory foam pillows can last 18 to 36 months.
The pillow should be neither too high nor too low. High pillow makes the muscles of your neck constantly be stretched and causes curvature of the spine. People who sleep on their side often forced to raise one leg forward (from almost 90 degree angle with the body) as would reduce the pain in the lower back.
If your pillow is too low, it will cause your muscles to fail in the pillow, which can also cause neck pain and stiffness. According to one study, latex pillows are the best choice for sleeping, while the pillows of feathers more cause neck pain.
To find out if it’s time for a new do the following: Fold the pillow in half and drop it, if returned to its original condition it`s the right pillow for you.