Tip of the Week – Does my Pillow Really Matter?

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Lately I’ve noticed that this can be a very important issue. If you happen to feel neck stiffness, shoulder stiffness, or even arm stiffness in the middle of the night or in the morning, your pillow definitely matters. You should wake up feeling refreshed and not feeling stiff. 

What should you do? Follow this general rule - use what’s comfortable! Simply put everyone’s body is different and there’s no perfect ideal posture when you sleep. Everyone has their own preferences and there’s no miracle pillow that works for everyone. The main thing is that you take the time to test out pillows so that you get the best sleep possible.  

Things to look out for: make sure that your neck and shoulders are not in a crazy position. Try taking a picture of yourself when you’re on your pillow and look at your head/neck position. Compare with the pictures below to see how you compare.  

Does Pillow Matters For Neck And Arm Stiffness?

To learn more, watch our video: https://youtu.be/8h_yCblJEow

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well.