Until recently, the basic design of a bed pillow has remained unchanged for thousands of years. Although virtually all discussion about bed pillows revolves about cosmetic qualities, materials, or “softness”, the science of Ergonomics hints at a different perspective – that the pillow is important to our overall health.
Even though we all sleep, most of us rarely think about the importance of the pillow to our health. A pillow is a truly personal possession, a possession we spend every night with. A third of our lives. And for those people who don’t have a quality sleeping experience due to their pillow, life can be miserable.
We’ve heard it before: the patient wakes up with neck pain, with a stiff neck, with headaches – and although the patient wants relief, no one thinks the lowly pillow could be the cause.