orthopedic pillow

Orthopedic Pillows, Are They Useful?

36 adults suffering from neck pain have participated in a study evaluating the benefits of orthopedic pillows (OP). 17 were put in the placebo group while 19 used the OP. The study that lasted 4 weeks has shown that the people using the OP had a lower intensity of pain mainly in the morning time.
My take on it?
OP can be of great help. Nonetheless, the body goes through different cycles, and sometime you may feel more comfortable with a different pillow or even with no pillow at all. It’s a matter of being attentive to your body and to avoid, when possible, going to bed with a tight back. A 5 minutes stretch with deep breathing before bedtime can go a long way in improving the quality of your sleep.
Source: The Canadian Chiropractic Association Journal (issue 48).