Pillows are indispensable for our sleep. Whether the pillow is suitable directly determines the health of our body, especially for patients with high blood pressure. When choosing a pillow, you must choose the right one to be good for your body and to let you sleep until dawn. How to choose the height of the pillow? Let’s take a look at the introduction of the following article, which can help you choose a pillow that suits you
How high is the pillow to choose?
The height of the pillow needs to keep our head and body on the horizontal line when we lie on the back. When we lie on the back, the height of the pillow is about the height of a fist. When lying on your side, you need about a fist and a half height. Under normal circumstances, the height of the pillow should be between 10~15cm. But not everyone is like this, you need to choose the right pillow according to your physiological curvature.
People with different sleeping positions need different pillow heights:
1.Lying on your back
For people who are used to this sleeping position, the height of the pillow after compression is best to be the same as the height of their fists, that is, the height of the fist facing upwards. Pillows with this height are the most suitable.
2.Lying on the side
For people who are used to sleeping on the side, it is generally recommended that the pillow be the same as the height of one shoulder, and the same is the height of the pillow after compression.
What is the best height of the pillow?
The ideal pillow shape is to choose the lower one in the middle and the higher one on the sides. This can maintain the normal physiological curvature of our cervical spine. You can relax and nurture our cervical spine during sleep time. However, most of the pillows on the market are flat. This kind of pillow does not conform to normal physiological curvature.
It is not recommended to choose a pillow that is too high or too low. When we sleep, the pillow is to prevent the physiological curvature of our cervical spine from deforming during sleep, and a pillow that is too high will affect the normal physiological curvature of our cervical spine. A very tall pillow will deform the physiological curvature of the cervical spine, resulting in shoulder and neck pain. If the pillow is too low, it will cause an imbalance in the blood supply and cause breathing difficulties.
In the above article, I introduced how to choose pillow height. The choice of pillow height must be based on the actual situation of your body, or your sleeping posture. In our daily life, if the choice of pillow is too low, it will cause blood supply imbalance and even breathing difficulties. Therefore, we must choose a pillow that suits ourselves when we choose, so that we can sleep comfortably , Sleep healthy.