Waking up feeling unrested is a real pain in the neck...literally. Pain in the head and neck is no joke. As with so many things, when it comes to neck pain, an ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure. It's true that some causes of neck pain, such as age-related wear and tear, are not under your control. On the other hand, there are many things you can do to minimize your risk. One place to start is to look at how you sleep and what effect this may have on neck pain.
The first thing to consider if you wake with pain is the quality and type of pillow you are using. Your head and neck spend many hours every night on your pillow, which is why choosing the right one is key to a healthy, pain-free neck. A pillow that doesn’t support your head and neck properly can create tension in your neck muscles, and cause neck pain.
The Diamond Rest pillow is made using thoroughly tested memory foam which helps eliminate nervous tension caused from common head, neck, and shoulder pain, which frequently keeps you awake and unrested. This pillow has a ventilated gel center that will help lull you into the needed sleep you are craving.
If you are waking in the night due to head and neck pain, as well as from overheating, the Dual Option memory foam pillow is a great option. This pillow is scientifically-designed with a quilted gel layer that has been carefully constructed to keep you cool, and stay cool, all night long. This soothing gel works with our ventilated memory foam to provide a cool and refreshing sleeping experience so you stay comfortable, and more importantly, asleep. You can eliminate waking during the night from being unpleasantly warm, and the cooling gel in this pillow is the answer.
The right amount of sleep can vary from person to person, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults get at least 7 hours each night. They also estimate that 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep. Occasional interruptions to sleep can be a nuisance, while an ongoing lack of quality sleep can affect a person’s performance at work or school, their ability to function day to day, their quality of life, and their health.
If you are not getting a solid 7 hours of sleep due to uncomfortable head and neck pain, and/or overheating, consider swapping out your current pillow with a memory foam option. The change could make all the difference in not only the quality of sleep you get, but the elimination of physical pain as well.