Pillow for you is a good pillow-How to choose your pillowJuly 18th, 2012
One's life one third of the time spent in sleep, sleep a direct impact on human health and life, choose a suitable comfort of your own pillows, can enjoy a relaxing deep sleep unknowingly physical conditioning health!
Household items to focus only on appearance, while ignoring the use of comfort, will be bad for your health. For example, when we have to choose our own pillows,will you more concerned about the aesthetics of the pillow? In fact, more important is its comfort. Pillow comfort is directly related to pillow filler.
Many people blindly believe in the procurement of pillows‘ natural filling material, in fact, completely natural filling material does not exist, the existing natural pillow is also a relative concept, I understand the natural pillows refers to the choice of pillow material to use is a natural material called healthy pillow. For example: buckwheat hulls, silkworm sand, tea, etc., are some very good natural pillow filler material. But any pillow filling material has inherent advantages and disadvantages, they need to avoid the shortcomings of their own can not stand in the choice of pillows, to find their own pillow!
First, the advantages and disadvantages of natural filler is as follows:
As opposed to man-made chemical fiber, some people love to use pillows filled with natural materials, especially the elderly, the more preference for this type of pillow.
Feather: feather fibers have good resilience, and the thermostat, humidity function, high permeability, providing the body dry and comfortable "environment." The disadvantages are: feather pillows can not be washed, allergies best to avoid using this pillow, so as not to cause respiratory discomfort.
Buckwheat: This is the most common pillow stuffing, moderate hardness, plastic and water absorption are good, relatively light. The disadvantages are: less flexible, the activities of the head and neck pillows have a sound, easy to insomnia, people may affect sleep.
3, rice shell: better than buckwheat husk of plastic and absorbent, but slightly heavier, human activities, there will be sound.
4, rice bran: modeling performance, but its edge is easy to pierce the fabric, to stimulate the skin, and it is also easy to send the sound of the shortcomings.
But in fact, a lot of high-quality artificial filler in many aspects of warm moisture, elastic energy did not lose the natural filler, and some characteristics of the materials or additives, and also has good antibacterial mildew and disease prevention function.
Second, the advantages and disadvantages of artificial fill material are as follows:
1, latex filler: Latex is natural rubber by the "foam" process, a molding made of filler material. Because it comes from natural materials, non-toxic, tasteless, no adverse effects on the human body. Latex overall a structure eliminates the interference of the small fibers on the human body, especially for allergy and asthma patients. 3S pillow is another latex permeability, not easily deformed and easy modeling, to provide more suitable support for the cervical spine. However, due to the factors of raw materials, the price of latex pillow is relatively expensive.
2, the hollow fibers: hollow fibers is the high-tech product, is a composite material, the permeability of the ordinary man-made fibers run through a few channels, so that the fibers are able to store more air. Material produced pillows, filled with this significant increase in the resilience, warmth, bulkiness and life. Due to the difference between material and additives, and some health and medical functions.
3, the ordinary man-made fibers: This filler made of chemical fiber cotton, the convenience of washing, even washable, and can also be used to vacuum compression bags compression admission, and cheap. Chemical fiber cotton is not very breathable, with a long easy cabbage agglomeration, thus the lack of flexibility, life becomes shorter.
In addition, the height of the pillow to sleep also play a crucial role. The theory of Chinese medicine given height of the pillow:The general perception is that: people have supine habits need a fist height,people have habits of lie on the side maybe need a pillow of half fist height.It will more appropriate.
According to medical research, health in the eight hours of sleep, posture transform about 20-45 times, and half of the position in less than five minutes on the transformation, of which 60% supine, 35% side, 5% is prone. So although the people of the pillow height often varies from person to person, and everyone height, weight, shoulder width, head circumference, length of neck to neck curvature of no certain standard, but most people sleep due to the use of the supine position more time is generally recommended to use the blow a little more height is appropriate, should not reach the fist half of the height.
If long-term use of the height of the pillow is too high or too low pillow, cervical spine will be over-bend, easy cause of cervical bone spurs and a "stiff neck" allows users to cervical Ministry of the actual height to be maintained at about 7 cm, which is fast into a deep sleep the best height. Rehabilitation of general cervical pillow design the height of the Flex design between 6-10cm, 10 cm pillow cervical pressure go up, auto adjust the sag to about 7 cm.
In addition, part of the habit gradually adapt to the transition to the scientific height of 7 cm high pillow consumers, some manufacturers have introduced a high degree of functionality to adjust the pillow, the user can first try with cushion height, then gradually transferred to pad layer to achieve a smooth and comfortable transition.