Neck pain is a common problem that can affect your quality of life and sleep. It can be caused by various factors, such as poor posture, stress, injury or ageing. While some neck pain may require medical attention, in most cases the neck pain can be alleviated by choosing the right neck support pillow according to your sleeping position and habits.
Different Types of Pillows for Neck Pain
There are many types of pillows available in the market. However, not all of them are suitable for cervical pain relief. Here are some of the best pillows for alleviating neck pain which you can find in Malaysia.
Memory foam pillows: These pillows are made from polyurethane, a type of flexible plastic material that changes shape under pressure and returns to its original form when the pressure is lifted. Memory foam pillows can conform to your head and neck shape which provide support and pressure relief. They can also help to align your spine and reduce snoring. Some people may find these pillows too firm or too hot.
Latex pillows: These pillows offer a balance of softness and firmness to provide optimal support and pressure relief for your aching neck, as they can conform to your head and neck shape. Latex pillows also have breathability and hypoallergenic properties. The most common latex found in mattresses is synthetic latex due to cheaper production cost. Be sure to choose 100% natural latex to avoid harmful synthetic latex chemicals.
Buckwheat pillows: These pillows are filled with the hulls of buckwheat seeds, which are firm and irregular in shape. Buckwheat pillows can provide firm and adjustable support for your head and neck, as well as air circulation and natural cooling properties. However, buckwheat pillows may be too firm or noisy for some people, and they may also grow moldy since they are made from an organic plant material.
Tips on How to Choose the Right Pillow for Neck Pain
When choosing a pillow for neck pain, you should consider the following factors:
Sleeping position: Your sleeping position can affect how your head and neck are aligned with your spine. Ideally, you want a pillow that keeps your neck in a neutral position which is neither too high nor too low. Generally, side sleepers need a thicker, soft pillow, while back and stomach sleepers would feel more comfortable with thinner pillows to reduce neck strain.
Pillow size: Choose a pillow size that gives your head and neck enough space to move from side to side. A pillow that is too small or too large may cause your head to tilt or fall off the pillow, resulting in neck strain. When shopping for a new pillow, keep in mind that different brands may use different size charts.
Pillow material: The pillow material should suit your comfort and preference, as well as your health and hygiene needs. You should look for a pillow material that is soft yet supportive, breathable yet durable and hypoallergenic yet easy to clean. Check also the quality and certification of the pillow material to ensure its safety and sustainability.
The Getha 3D Auto Latex Pillow: A Pillow That Contours to Your Head and Neck for Pressure Relief
If you are looking for a pillow that functions as a cervical pillow, you may want to consider the Getha 3D Auto Latex Pillow. This pillow is made of 100% natural latex that is resilient, durable, breathable and hypoallergenic. It has a soft density that is comfortable and supportive for your head and neck, as well as a 3D design that allows air circulation and natural cooling. It also has two different heights on each end, which can accommodate different sleeping positions and preferences. The higher end is ideal for side sleepers who need extra neck support, while the lower end is suitable for back sleepers who need less loft. The pillow also has a centre head pocket that cradles your head and prevents it from rolling off the pillow.
Some of our Getha 3D Auto Latex Pillow customers have reported the following benefits:
- Reduced neck stiffness and soreness
- Improved spinal alignment and posture
- Enhanced comfort and pressure relief
- Better sleep quality and duration
- Increased satisfaction and happiness
Visit Getha’s showroom or store to try the Getha 3D Auto Latex Pillow today. By using a pillow that promotes the right neck support, you can say goodbye to sleepless nights of neck pain! It is also a good gift idea for sleep-deprived loved ones as our pillow is designed for various sleeping positions: side, stomach, back or a combination of all three.