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Can Cervical Pillows REALLY Help With Neck Pain, Headaches, Poor Sleep?


Look at the neck alignment on the left versus the right.  Which one would you rather have?  The picture on the left demonstrates what happens to neck posture while sleeping on a "regular" pillow.  In this position, the spine can become misaligned resulting in nerve irritation.  Nerve irritation in the neck can cause headaches, neck pain and stiffness resulting in a poor nights sleep.   The picture on the right shows a neck that is in good alignment while sleeping on the side as well as the back using a cervical contour pillow.  The purpose in using a cervical pillow is to keep the neck in a neutral position during sleep.  This will help provide restorative and restful sleep!