At North Western Osteopathic Clinic your Osteopath can recommend which pillow is right for you by doing a free pillow assessment. Below is a selection of the more popular choices of pillows available:
This lower contour should best suit smaller framed people who sleep on their side, or most people who sleep on their back. With your head in the contour and your neck positioned on the raised edge roll you are provided with the best therapeutic support and with the ideal posture for correct spinal alignment.
It provides optional contours for the most comfortable neck and head position with the spine correctly aligned and supported.
Has all the therapeutic benefits of the contoured shape plus the sensational feel of 600 foam fingertips gently caressing and massaging with every sleep movement. With optional neck support heights and a head height that best suits most side sleepers and large framed back sleepers.
High Profile Pillows
With optional neck support heights of the front and back edge rolls, this “High Profile” pillow is overall 2.5cms (1″) higher than the companion “Low Profile” pillow.
This higher profile is best suited for medium or larger framed people who sleep on their side. (Back sleepers should be on a lower pillow). With your head in the contour and your neck positioned on the raised edge roll you are provided with the best therapeutic support and with the ideal posture for correct spinal alignment.
Denton’s Pregnancy Pillows
During pregnancy it is recommended that women sleep on their side. In the latter stages, the weight of the baby actually twists the spine and exerts more than normal pressure in surrounding muscles and blood vessels. The result is back pain and severe discomfort. Sleeping or resting with the Pregnancy Pillow taking the weight of the baby, is not only more comfortable and relaxing, but it also allows the back muscles to relax, thus reducing back pain. When lying on the side, the pillow is placed under the tummy where the specially contoured shape will gently support the baby and take the strain off the back.
Studies published comparing the Denton’s Pregnancy Pillow’s effects on back ache and insomnia in late pregnancy have found that the back ache at night scored with the Dentons pillow was “very significantly lower than with the standard pillow”.