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Wrong pillow, suffering from cervical spine

Pillows play an important role in people’s sleep. A suitable pillow can help you sleep more sweetly. However, long-term use of an unsuitable pillow will cause a series of chronic strains and even develop cervical spondylosis. Experts point out that even a pillow that you are used to may not be the most suitable. How do you choose the right pillow for yourself, and what is the correct way to use the pillow? Let’s listen to the guidance of experts.

Cervical pillow is wrong, sleep becomes an “accomplice” of cervical spondylosis

Incorrect sitting posture, head down playing with mobile phones, occupational work (such as long-term head down jobs), lack of exercise… These factors have been widely known to cause cervical spondylosis. However, there is another important factor that is easily overlooked, and that is sleep. “Many people get up in the morning and suffer from sore neck and back, numb limbs and other discomforts, showing symptoms of’stiff neck’. People usually think that this is caused by poor sleeping posture or cold wind. In fact, this may be possible. It is caused by the inappropriate pillow. We usually say that if you lower your head for more than 1 hour, the cervical spine is easily affected. And an adult spends about 1/4 to 1/3 of the time in sleep (on the pillow) every day. People sleep At the moment, in each sleep cycle of 90-120 minutes, basically maintain a posture. If the pillow is used incorrectly for a long time, it will cause changes in the curvature of the cervical spine, leading to chronic instability of the cervical spine, joint dislocation, and ligament damage. Strain develops into cervical spondylosis over time. A pillow that is too high is equivalent to lowering your head to choose a pillow all night. Many people’s standards are soft and comfortable, and have a certain relationship with personal habits, but this habit may not be correct. The arrangement of the human spine is from When viewed from the side, it is curved and has an S-shape. It is a “C” at the neck position. If there is no suitable support, if the neck hangs or bends sideways for a long time, or similarly bows the head, it is easy to cause the intervertebral disc to bulge.

As the saying goes, “Sit back and relax”, in fact, the choice of pillows cannot be too high or too low. A pillow that is too high is equal to lowering your head all night. It is easy to cause cervical reflex, which will cause excessive pressure on the neck and cause insufficient blood supply to the head and neck. It is also easy to cause poor airway, hypoxia and ischemia, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, and Symptoms such as insomnia. Some people with cervical spine diseases believe that a lower pillow or even no pillow is beneficial to the relief of the disease. In fact, a pillow that is too low will cause the cervical spine to become straight, which will also easily cause an imbalance in blood supply, and the muscles relax during sleep and the neck Most of the force is applied to the cervical spine, and it is easy to cause the intervertebral disc to bulge. It can be seen that both healthy people and people with cervical spondylosis should pay attention to maintaining the physiological position of cervical lordosis to prevent causing or accelerating the degeneration of the cervical spine.


Post time: May-27-2021