Back sleepers and side sleepers - different requirements for the anatomically correct pillow

More and more people are familiar with the problem: agonizing neck tension that doesn't go away even after a good night's sleep, but actually gets worse.

It is often due to the sleeping position that an increasing proportion of the population is living with these complaints. For years, experts have been advising people to sleep on their backs and completely without a pillow so that the spine is stretched and thus relieved during sleep.

However, many people find this position difficult as they are used to turning to one side when sleeping.

Sleepers adopt different postures during the night. Some prefer to lie on their back, others like to lie on one side. Position changes and mixed postures also occur. One of the reasons we sleep at night is to relax our spine.

During the day, the cervical spine in particular is exposed to a lot of strain. Poor posture can hardly be avoided here during long periods of sitting and monotonous head postures. Even those who are physically very active and lift heavy loads, for example, often unconsciously adopt incorrect postures that tense the sensitive cervical-neck structure. If an anatomically incorrect sleeping position is then also adopted during sleep, neck tension is often the result.

Back sleepers - what requirements do they place on the head support? Back sleepers benefit from the visco foam pillow, as the head only rests on the mattress with this viscose pillow and the neck vertebrae are therefore stretched.

If you sleep on your back, you achieve an optimal sleeping position when your head can lie flat on the mattress. This position is the only way to avoid hyperextension of the cervical spine. Conventional pillows and many orthopaedic pillows do not allow the head to lie flat. Neck problems cannot always be avoided in this way and tension is common.

Side sleepers - what requirements do they place on the head support?

If you sleep on your side, you must ensure that the cervical vertebrae cannot bend to prevent tension in the cervical spine. Lying flat is not the optimal position for the head in the lateral position. Instead, the head needs appropriate support, which must be neither too hard nor too soft in order to fulfill its purpose.

Not all neck support pillows are the same

Not every neck support pillow guarantees that the neck area is supported correctly and anatomically healthy in every sleeping position. This is mainly due to the fact that most orthopaedic neck support pillows prefer one sleeping position and are designed for this.

The same pillow cannot therefore be used equally by a back sleeper and a side sleeper to achieve an optimal sleeping position and alignment of the neck. As most people also change their sleeping position during the night, this results in a sleeping position that tends to promote tension in the cervical vertebrae, at least part of the time.

flexpillow is an innovation

Back sleepers can rest their head flat on flexpillow. Gravity and the resulting tensile forces allow the cervical spine to regenerate and align itself in an anatomically correct position because the sensitive cervical vertebrae are not overstretched. Side sleepers find that the viscoelastic foam material of the pillow provides optimum lateral support for the head so that the cervical vertebrae cannot bend.

The cooling, temperature-regulating material ensures a particularly pleasant sleeping experience. In addition, flexpillow also meets the hygiene requirements of house dust allergy sufferers.

At first, some people may find it difficult to get used to their head lying flat on their back. For too long, they have been using the typical feather pillows, in which the head has been raised arbitrarily and repeatedly in a different position, overstretching the cervical spine.

Flexpillow allows a gradual approach to the new sleeping position in the supine position with a small support for the neck, which can be used as required. Flexpillow is the innovation among neck support pillows because it allows the head and cervical vertebrae to be optimally supported in any sleeping position.

Ideally, the head and neck are never in a tense position during sleep, even if the position is changed during sleep. This is what sets flexpillow apart from other neck support pillows.

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