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A good pillow is just as important as a comfortable bed for getting a good night’s sleep ….
However if you suffer from back or neck pain, it’s important to look at your pillows.
There is no single pillow that will be best for everyone. The key to a good pillow is to make sure it is appropriate to your size, shape and position of sleeping. It is best that you sleep with your neck in a neutral alignment.
So, if you have broad shoulders and are a side sleeper you will need a larger pillow or possibly two flatter ones, to achieve a neutral neck alignment. If you are a back sleeper you will need a flatter pillow and very unlikely you will need two. The diagram below demonstrates this:
If you suffer from neck or back pain why not contact the team at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions to make an appointment at either of our Sydney CBD physio clinics or at our recently opened Chatswood Physiotherapy clinic.