We spend one third of our lives asleep, which makes it pretty strange to think that many of us didn’t choose our own pillows. Instead, we inherited them from our parent’s houses, adopted them as our own when moving in with partners, or else picked up the first one we saw in a Sunday morning Ikea sweep.
On the flip side, back pain is the single largest cause of disability in the UK and according to the Office for National Statistics, 31 million work days were lost in the UK due to musculoskeletal problems including back pain in 2016. One potential cause? Your pillow.
Yes, your pillow can be the cure and the cause of everything from neck pain to snoring, and the right selection could even help to alleviate allergies and banish bed head.
Here are some of the pillows that can help you have good sleep..
Specialist Synthetic Active Anti Allergy Standard Pillow
Allergy sufferers,this clever pillow is clinically proven to reduce allergy symptoms thanks to the Amicor fibre that gives anti-fungal and antibacterial protection, offering long-term protection for those with dust-mite related allergies (it’s even been approved by the British Allergy Foundation).
Full Length Body Support Pillow
Cuddlers,calling all big spoons! This full length pillow was made for you. It also provides orthopedic support for your head, neck and spine for longer, deeper sleep. Zzz.
Not only does silk feel great on the skin, it also offers far less friction, meaning less skin creases upon waking and no more bed head.
Original Medium Support Pillow
Perfect for: Sore necks
If you wake up with a cricked neck more often than not, your pillow is probably to blame. This contoured pillow moulds to your exact shape, relieving pressure to the neck and shoulder muscles.
Anti-Snore Standard Pillow
Perfect for: Snorers
Snoring isn’t just annoying for your sleep buddy, it can also be a sign of restricted breathing. This pillow, which has been tested by the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association, reduces snoring frequency and volume by approximately 50% thanks to a foam core that aligns the spine and opens the airways.