Do Contour Pillows Really Help Back and Neck Pain?

Are you sick of waking up with a stiff or painful neck? One of the most common causes of waking with neck pain is prolonged abnormal posture during sleep.

Just like how good ergonomics during the day prevent postural issues, a correct pillow has the same effect at night. That’s why it’s so important to pick up a pillow that provides the right levels of support in the right places.

You’ve probably heard of contour pillows as a miracle cure to bad necks, but many times a ‘one-size-fits all’ pillow can be just as bad as a cheap flat pillow. Our bodies are vastly different, so where your body sits on one contour pillow isn’t how someone else’s will. So, what’s the solution?

Well, pillow technology has developed customisable contour pillows to ensure your spine is supported correctly no matter your proportions. Our staff of expert physiotherapy specialists endorse Complete Sleeprrr adjustable memory foam pillow. It is the best Australian pillow for people of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Want a pillow perfect for your body? Contact BodyViva, and we will guide you through finding the perfect pillow for you.

Why Do We Use Pillows?

Sleeping with a pillow keeps your spine in a neutral position, so your neck is aligned with the rest of your body. When we sleep flat on the floor, our necks tend to tilt backwards, which is a forced position for the muscles to be in. Propping it up with a pillow helps your body maintain good posture during the night and prevents neck-related injuries.

But any old pillow isn’t good enough. Propping yourself up too high can create an equal amount of problems. And if you sleep with your chin tucked in, that also brings up respiratory issues such as snoring.

Where Contour Pillows Help

Contoured pillows are specially designed to support your neck in the correct position while sleeping.

Your regular rectangular pillows tend to deflate quickly and soon cause more harm than good. If you’re one to sleep in poor positions, your regular pillow will naturally adapt to that shape and can reinforce the very habits you want to get out of.

The shape of a contour reinforces good head positioning whether you’re a back or side sleeper! This means that even when it’s older and flattened a bit, it’s still beneficial since it’s holding your head in the correct position.

Australia’s Most Recommended Contour Memory Foam Pillow

Like we said earlier, not all contour pillows are made equal. If you want to guarantee that your pillow will positively affect your sleep comfort, the best option is the Complete Sleeprrr adjustable memory foam pillow.
This fully adjustable therapeutic pillow is suitable for all body shapes and sizes. Thanks to the removable foam inserts, all pillows come in a number of adjustable sizes. This takes away the stress of shopping for a pillow that’s the perfect fit. When you purchase the Complete Sleeprrr, you know it can be altered to fit you.

Several Pillow Firmness Options Available

This loved memory foam pillow also has options for firmness so that you can choose the hold you most prefer.
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Benefits Of A Customisable Pillow

These Australian contour pillows are very individualistic. Our bodies are all unique and different, so we need a pillow to suit our individual shapes and sizes. There are no drawbacks to getting an adjustable pillow. They allow you to find your ‘neutral’ position and the ability to keep that position thanks to the foam inserts, which can be increased over time when the pillow becomes compressed from use.

Adjust The Height, Shape and Firmness

The main thing to aim for with a pillow that is right for you is to maintain a ‘neutral’ alignment of your spine and support the natural curves of your neck and upper back. The contoured pillows are very good at doing this, and the reason we support this style, in particular, is because they are adjustable. So you can adjust the height, shape, and firmness of the pillow to suit your comfort. Finding the right pillow for yourself can otherwise be a costly ‘trial and error’ exercise, as you may have to go through several pillows, whereas with our pillows being adjustable, you can find the right height/shape/firmness that is best for your body.
Sometimes a new pillow may take a bit of getting used to, especially if you haven’t had a contoured pillow before, but a good gauge of whether the height/shape/firmness of the pillow is good for you or not, quite simply, is how comfortable it is to sleep on.

How Does Set-Up Work?

Finding your comfort zone with this pillow is simple.

  • One side offers a lower contour, while the other side has a higher contour.
  • Enjoy premium memory foam that shapes to your head while still providing elite spine support.
  • Recommended by more than 1000 Australian healthcare professionals.
  • Inserts can be adjusted at any time to maintain the right comfort fit.
  • Shoulders slip snugly under the scalloped under-edges.

What Does It Help With?

Contour pillows like the Complete Sleeprrr can help with a number of ailments such as:

  • Headaches and migraine relief
  • Reducing shoulder and neck pain
  • Improves airway flow during sleep
  • Assists sleep apnea
  • Consistently improves posture over time

Sleep Better By Contacting Body Viva

The BodyViva team believe in ongoing physiotherapy solutions in and outside of the clinic. If you want to get on top of your sleep or posture, contact us today and start taking steps to live your best life.

We also sell several other ergonomic pillows and sleep supports that can help you remove pain from the day-to-day. Browse our range here, or call one of our friendly physiotherapists for free consultation advice on which pillow is the best fit for you.