What is the science behind sleep?
It is really difficult to dispute the facts that science lays out about the importance of sleep and in addition, all of the benefits a good night’s sleep can have for you.
In an article by the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, it was discussed how sleep plays an integral role in so many different aspects of human life. Immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and many other vital functions, just to name a few.
And it may go without saying that on the other side of that coin, the lack of good sleep can affect mood, judgment, your ability to learn and retain information and sleep deprivation may also increase the risk of serious injuries, accidents, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
So the next question for you may be, how can we begin to get the sleep that our bodies so greatly need?.
What is important for a good night’s sleep?
Ensuring you are giving yourself enough time to get an adequate night’s sleep is only one of the factors that plays into getting the slumber you need.
While the quantity of sleep that a person gets is important, the quality of sleep is equally important. Many do not take into account the environment that they surround themselves with as being a crucial aspect in that equation. Temperature, sounds, lighting, but maybe most importantly, the bed and pillows that you are using to support your body in the way that it needs.
But with so many out there, how do you even begin to choose what is best for you?
Why is memory foam the best?
I still perfectly remember the day that my husband and I first tried out memory foam pillows. With the many different pain issues I have had all of my life, it was an important step for me to take to try to find the relief that I had been looking for for so long.
I feel like I had tried every available type of pillow out there and just had never been able to find anything that really helped me wake up feeling rested the next morning.
Until a friend recommended a memory foam pillow. At the time I didn’t really know what it was and what it could do for me, but I came to learn just how much I had been missing.
With the problems I have always had with my neck and upper back, it turns out that that area of my body was never getting the proper support and ability to rest at night. My body was continuing to work even when it slept. Not a good combination for a restful night.
The very first night I tried a memory foam pillow I woke up in the morning feeling like a different person. For once, my pillow did the work while I slept; it conformed to the curves of my neck and spine, it cradled me like a parent cradles a baby; and that’s just how I slept!
How do i find the best pillow for my needs?
Over the past several years it has become quite evident that memory foam pillows are some of the best options for people who are struggling to get a good night’s sleep. A sleep specialist with the Minnesota Sleep Institute in Minneapolis explains that by relieving painful pressure points many people will find improved sleep from using a memory foam pillow.
But with so many out there, how do you find the best memory foam pillow for you and your needs? From traditional pillows to contoured, neck rolls to body pillows there are definitely a lot to choose from. And while it can be overwhelming sometimes, taking the time to figure out what is right for you will go a long way.
And just as it states on the Sleep Innovations homepage, one size does not fit all. It is imperative to learn and understand what is offered and available to know what to buy for your specific needs.
Sleep Innovations has something for everybody
Each type of Sleep Innovations pillow is designed with specific purpose in mind. There are pillows to soothe a sore neck, cool a warm head or gain the comfort needed to get a full and restful night’s sleep.
There are so many options in the shape and size of the pillows, but additionally the types of pillow available; cool gel, ventilated memory foam, quilted and anti-allergy just to name a few; there truly is something offered for everybody.
Their website even offers a Find Your Fit section that allows you to narrow down the many choices depending on your needs and requirements. It really couldn’t be easier to find the perfect pillow for your perfect night’s sleep.
One of the most important factors that they understand is that along with the sentiment that one size does not fit all is that not everybody sleeps the same. From side sleepers to those that prefer their stomachs; those that get too warm at night to those who share their bed; uniqueness abound, each person deserves to find their best personal fit in a pillow.
Maybe their tagline says it best; “We never settle. You shouldn’t either.”
What do I do next?
Sleep Innovations has an amazing website that is designed to assist you in finding something that is perfect for you. Here are some of the questions you can expect to be asked when trying to find the best pillow:
- Will you use your pillow for bed, for body or for traveling?
- What kind of comfort level do you want, soft, medium or hard?
- Do you sleep on your side, back or stomach (or all of the above!)?
- Do you like your pillow to be cool, super cool, or doesn’t that matter?
Your answers to these questions will help you to determine which pillow is the perfect fit for you and will best meet your needs. It is time to take care of yourself and your body. It is time to find the sleep that may have eluded you in the past. You have nothing to lose but the sleep you need so much! So what are you waiting for? Find your pillow and start dreaming about your great night’s sleep!