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Choosing the Right Pillow for You

Woman side sleeping position with pillowHow do you feel when you wake up in the mornings? Refreshed? Achy? Stiff? Sore? Or did you wake with a headache?

If you feel that you are not getting the best sleep at night, it could be your pillow. Pillows play a bigger role in our sleep than we think. As well as providing comfort, the right pillow should provide the necessary support for the neck and spine.

Keeping the spine in the correct alignment helps relieve pressure and counterbalances certain points in the body. Pillows should always support the head, neck, and shoulders. Often pillows can be too soft and lose their shape and support throughout the night.

But with so many choices out there, it’s difficult to make the right choice. That’s why we’ve put together these three important components to consider when purchasing a new pillow:

  1. The size of the pillow should fit your body size. If you have broader shoulders, then you’d need a thicker pillow to support you properly.
  2. The materials used to manufacture the pillow. If you have allergies, then it would be wise to choose a hypoallergenic pillow. Pillows can be made from many different materials so be sure to check the details on the packaging to ensure that it’s what you’re looking for.
  3. Your sleeping position. Different people sleep in different sleeping positions. We will discuss these in more detail below.

We recommend a medium thickness pillow with contours on the side to support your cervical curve while sleeping.

We recommend a slightly firmer pillow with contours on the side. Depending on the width of your shoulders you’ll want to pick the size of your pillow accordingly. Ideally, you want your nose in line with the centre of your neck when sleeping on your side. The contour of the pillow lying against your shoulder will still support your spine while sleeping on your side.

We generally don’t recommend stomach sleeping as it puts a lot of pressure on the spine in the neck. If you tend to roll onto your stomach is as follow:

  • Put a pillow between your knees to keep the pelvis aligned in neutral throughout the night.
  • Hug a pillow to avoid turning onto your stomach.
  • Put a pillow behind your back and roll backward slightly onto it. This can also help to maintain a side/back position, rather than wanting to roll forward.

Complete Sleeprrr – The Perfect Pillow

At Rhapsody’s Chiropractic and Wellness, we’re proud to offer Australia’s most recommended contour memory foam pillow, called the Complete Sleeprrr.

These luxury pillows are fully adjustable therapeutic memory foam pillows suitable for all body shapes and sizes. Their removable foam inserts offer as many as 12 adjustment options so you can create the pillow to suit your comfort needs.

The Complete Sleeprrr has the following features:

  • One side lower contour, other side higher contour – the choice is yours.
  • Premium memory foam that shapes to your head and provides spine support.
  • Inserts and noodles can be adjusted or removed to find the most comfortable fit, shape and height of the pillow to suit your – comfort and postural needs. This takes the risk out of your pillow being too high, too low, too hard or too soft.
  • Encourages side-sleeping position.
  • Scalloped under-edges allow shoulders to slip snugly beneath the pillow.
  • Contour pillow shape helps to keep the airways open and promotes good breathing patterns.
  • Pressure relief for the head, neck and shoulders.
  • Designed to help with a range of conditions and ailments.
  • Recommended by more than 1000 Australian healthcare professionals.

Clients using this pillow have reported improvements like: decreased headaches, improved neck and shoulder pain, reduced snoring, promotion of side sleeping, improved posture and wellness, a wonderful night of sleep, and supportive alignment for easier breathing as well as reduced neck stiffness.

At Rhapsody’s Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer 4 different Complete Sleeprrr’s to choose from:

1 – Complete Sleeprrr Gel Infused:
Extra soft memory foam infused with cooling gel technology to regulate temperature and help keep you cool all year round.
2 – Complete Sleeprrr Original:
Soft memory foam – our most popular option.
3 – Complete Sleeprrr Plus:
Firmer density memory foam best suited to broader frames.
4 – Complete Sleeprrr Deluxe:
Traditional foam with a firm density for those that prefer traditional foam over memory foam.

Got More Questions?

We support you in finding the best pillow for your needs! Learn more about how we can help you get a better night of sleep by contacting the practice today.


Pillow Buying Guide Rhapsody’s Chiropractic and Wellness | 09 217 3693