Mediflow Polyfill Waterbase PillowsSleep is an important part of the rehabilitation process. The body’s natural healing processes work best during sleep. Lying prone also relieves stress and pressure on the musculoskeletal system. Muscles and joints are able to relax and recover.

The proper pillow is essential to getting a good night’s sleep. If your pillow is too thick or too thin, your neck and spine will be out of alignment. This in turn creates tension in muscles and can put pressure on certain bones or joints. So, instead of waking up refreshed and energized, you wake up sore and achy.

Main Street Health can help you find the right orthopedic pillow for proper alignment and support while you rest. Our therapists can also suggest good sleeping positions and habits during your consultation.

What is an orthopedic pillow?

An orthopedic pillow is specially designed to cradle the head and neck so that the spine remains properly aligned during sleep. It is also called a cervical pillow.

Types of orthopedic or cervical pillows include:

  • water pillows
  • contour pillows
  • memory foam pillows

Main Street Health specializes in water pillows, which are generally the best pillows for neck pain, upper back pain, and other conditions that affect the head, neck, and shoulders.

If a water pillow is not ideal for your rehabilitation, we’ll help you find another pillow that is. Discuss the options with your therapist at a pillow consultation.

What are the benefits of a water pillow?

The right pillow can help with your rehabilitation in two ways:

  1. 1. It relieves pressure and tension, easing pain.
  2. 2. It promotes proper sleep, which in turn aids healing.

Many people, though, struggle with finding the right pillow. Water pillows are often a good solution because:

  • You can adjust height and firmness by the amount of water you put in.
  • Water conforms perfectly to the head and neck in every sleeping position.
  • Water’s density provides support while its fluidity prevents pressure-points.
  • Water pillows maintain thickness, remain cool, and stay in place, so you won’t have to fluff, flip, or readjust, allowing you to sleep more soundly.

Your Main Street Health therapist can outline more specific benefits and show you exactly how to use your water pillow at a pillow consultation.

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