Three Signs That You Must Change Your Pillows

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Three Signs That You Must Change Your Pillows

When waking up from your sleep you certainly hope that you are fresh and the tiredness is gone. But what if what you feel is a sense of pain and stiffness around the neck and shoulders. If these conditions is experienced almost every day, then it means that it’s time to replace your pillows. This is important in order to get a quality night sleep.

Pillows are often the trigger of neck and shoulder injuries. There are three signs that you should immediately buy a new pillow. Do not let your neck and shoulders became ‘victims’, replace the pillow at least once a year. Check the pillow when it’s time to be replaced:

‘Age’ of pillow is more than 5 years
Pillows that have long used will certainly continue to flatten. Its capabilities to support your head and neck would be decreased. No wonder that after waking up pain will emerge. Moreover pillow that is ‘old’ means more and more dust, dirt and mites that will very easily lead to diseases and allergies.

Feeling pain after waking
Pillows that are too thick will lift the neck too high. The effect, as quoted from Fitsugar, will appear pain in the shoulder, neck, back, and even cause headaches. So make sure the thickness of your pillow is right and comfortable when laid on.

Snore
Sleeping on your back makes the base of your tongue and palate pushed to the back wall of the throat. This leads to the emergence of the sound of snoring. If you sleep on your back, use a softer pillow to prop up the head more. So you do not snore.

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