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IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT PILLOWS…

Pillows are so important to people suffering from any type of back pain or other conditions like Fibromyalgia and CFS.

Even if you have spent a fortune for the best mattress in the world, there’s a good chance you won’t know true comfort until you’ve purchased a pillow specifically targeting your type of pain — whether it’s in your upper back, lower back, neck, shoulders or beyond. It can also depend if you are a front, side or back sleeper.

For me personally it has to be very soft as I am a front sleeper which I know is not ideal for my neck and back but how do you change a habit of a lifetime.

Tim Everett, from The Bad Back Company, who I write a regular blog post for said “Waking up with a painful neck or back is not a good way to start the day. However, some simple bedtime routines that I give to my patients may just help. For side sleepers try placing a pillow between your knees, for back sleepers make sure your neck is in a neutral alignment and try placing a pillow under your knees for additional lower back comfort.”

The Sleep Foundation’s top choice of pillows for back pain sufferers are –

The Independent’s 2021 best pillows are –

Best pillow – The Simba hybrid pillow: £99, Simbasleep.com

Best memory foam pillow – Eve the memory foam pillow: £59, Evesleep.co.uk

Best goose down pillow – Scooms Hungarian goose down pillow: £75, Scooms.com

Best hypoallergenic pillow – Devon Duvets folding wool pillow: £59, Devonduvets.com

Best eco-friendly pillow – Fine Bedding Company boutique silk pillow: £30, Findbedding.co.uk

Best budget pillow – John Lewis & Partners synthetic soft touch washable standard pillow: £10, Johnlewis.com

Hopefully you can find one suitable for you from the above lists.

5 thoughts on “IT’S SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT PILLOWS…”

    1. Thanks, glad it’s helping you. I have bought an acupressure pillow and mattress and use daily and that is also amazing. It’s so nice to buy something that actually works!!!

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  1. Great advice. Due to working at home in less-than-perfect conditions for the last year, I started to get terrible lower back and neck pain. It then had a knock-on effect of giving me bad headaches. Knowing it was due to my posture during the day & discomfort during the night, I invested in a lumbar support and a memory foam contour pillow, and it has made such a huge positive difference.

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    1. Thanks for that and soooo pleased your purchases were a great help. I invested recently in an acupressure mattress. It’s not full size just about size of you body and I lie on it most afternoons for 15 minutes and it makes a big difference. You can find it on one of my blog posts.

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