According to a study conducted recently, as much as half of all neck problems are created or aggravated when we are lying down. This damage to our posture and neck happens when we sleep, watch TV on the couch, or even reading, which is why it’s important to consider memory foam as an option for new cushions and pillows. Here are some of the potential health benefits of using memory foam:
Using memory foam as your foam of choice for cushions and pillows will reduce the amount of pressure on the head and neck. The reduction in pressure will allow your neck to recover from the day’s stressors.
The number of one tip from spine health professionals to prevent neck pain is to use a foam that maintains the neutral alignment of the cervical spine. With a memory foam pillow, there will always be neck support, maintaining neutral alignment of the spine.
There is an added benefit from using memory foam for those who suffer from allergies. Dust mites and bed bugs cannot survive in the hypo-allergenic environment of memory foam.
Even those who suffer from sleep apnea can benefit from an improvement in breathing when you use memory foam.
There are different thicknesses of memory foam that serve different sleeping positions. According to The Foam Factory, the lowest thickness is 2 inches and is the only thickness appropriate for those who sleep on their stomach.