My mother has told me on more than one occasion that I am a pain in the neck. This statement really can’t be denied – I’m a picky eater and am indecisive. I wait until the last minute on everything (what can I say? I thrive under pressure..) and I’d forget my head if it weren’t attached. Now, I am not a doctor, but I’d presume unless you are family, or very close to me, I am not the cause of your neck pain.
Neck pain can be caused by a number of things, but one possible culprit might surprise you: Your pillow.
It’s important to re-evaluate your pillow; especially when purchasing a new mattress. Your personalized Sleep Number mattress aligns your spine, allowing you to sleep comfortably. If you weren’t properly aligned on your old mattress, your pillow may now be causing your neck to be tilting up or down, which can cause neck pain. Sometimes this happens without you realizing it. I’d recommend laying in your sleep position on your bed, and having your sleep partner evaluate your alignment– your alignment should look relatively straight. For example, if your neck/head dips into the mattress (lower than your back), your pillow isn’t providing enough support. If you neck appears to be tilting upwards toward the ceiling, then your pillow it too full.
I am a person who will never leave home without my pillow. This has held true since I was 9 years old. If my head is resting on a pillow that does not support my neck, I will not fall asleep. I will even go as far as shoving my pillow in my carry-on case when flying, just in case my suitcase goes to missing, and so I can sleep on the plane.
Finding a new pillow can be an additional chore. If you determine you need a new pillow, you should visit a Sleep Number store. The sales professional can show you the wide variety of pillows we offer and you can try it out on your sleep number., while laying down. You’ll never get a great idea about a pillow while testing it standing up! They can also let you know if you are properly aligned. With our Your Perfect Pillow, you can even create your own perfect pillow by combining different inner and outer layers. There are 72 different ways per size to create your perfect pillow. We make other pillows too, if creating your own doesn’t appeal to you. Select Comfort accessories carry a 30-day exchange policy if the pillow you choose doesn’t seem to be working.
Although neck pain can be associated with many different things, try a new pillow, especially if you have recently purchased a new bed. It just may take care of that pain in your neck, unless you are my mother.