Beds, Neck Pain, Posture, Bed Types, Correct Support Mattress, Back Support
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Neck pain is most commonly associated with incorrect alignment of the spine between the shoulders and head. This is often caused by the position of the shoulders being too high on the mattress with a pillow height that is, in relation to the shoulder position, too low. Neck pain can be due to the unnatural stresses on the upper section of the spine and/or the tension experienced in the muscles in this region.
The key to relieving neck pain is to improve the posture of the upper section of the human form. The shoulder must be enabled to immerse more into the mattress to reduce the distance between the head and the sleep surface. This should be undertaken in conjunction with the correct pillow height.
As the distance between the head and sleep surface is greater when a person is lying on their side compared to when they are lying on their back, it is difficult to find a pillow height and shape that suits both positions.
Therefore by lowering the shoulder the distance between the two positions is a closer match thus retaining an improved posture when lying in both the side and back position.
It is important to ensure the posture, particularly in the shoulder/neck zone is as close to the natural posture as possible. This will ensure the airway restrictions are minimal and improve the inhaling and exhaling. This can be achieved by ensuring the shoulder is able to immerse sufficiently into the mattress and, combined with the most suitable pillow height, improve posture.
The correct bed type that reduces peak pressure on shoulders and hips will provide a more natural sleep position for people who have a natural tendency to sleep in the side position.