Pillow for Migraines
Migraines are blindingly painful headaches.
Sufferers report a wide variety of symptoms that can leave them incapacitated
for hours at a time. The Migraine
Trust describes some of the effects migraine sufferers
Migraine causes a throbbing
headache, often on one side of the head.
to light and noise. Many sufferers must lie in a
quiet, darkened room.
Some people see dark spots, coloured spots, sparkles or ‘stars’,
and zigzag lines. Numbness or tingling, weakness, and dizziness or vertigo can
also happen. Speech and hearing can also be disturbed, and sufferers have
reported memory changes, feelings of fear and confusion, and more rarely,
partial paralysis or fainting. All of these symptoms fall under the "aura” of
There are many
triggers for migraines, including including certain foods,
excessive caffeine, bright lights and loud noises, weather changes, and hormonal
changes. Many migraine sufferers have found relief, however, by switching their
regular bed pillows for a sized therapeutic cervical sleeping pillow.
One of the lesser-known triggers for
headaches, including migraine headaches, seems to be poor sleep quality.
Sometimes people are unaware that their sleep is disturbed. They wake drowsy
and irritable after a full night’s sleep, little guessing that the quality of
that sleep has been compromised.
Sleep is the way that our bodies recover from
the day. Good sleep can heal, rejuvenate, and energize. Unfortunately, many of
us have poor sleep hygiene, and sleep patterns that are interrupted. Often this
occurs due to discomfort, and the source of this can lead back to one of the
most familiar and ordinary objects: your bedroom pillow.
Conventional pillows are made to look good in
a bedroom, not to support the neck, spine, and head or promote good sleep. The
result of using a rectangular pillow can be compression of the vertebrae in the
neck. This in turn can lead to compression of nerves, which causes pain. If the
pain is severe enough, you will wake up. But many times the discomfort is just
strong enough to continually pull us back to the first stages of sleep. Sleep
is cyclical: Stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 are followed by important REM (Rapid Eye
Movement) sleep. If you are tossing and turning, adjusting your pillow’s
position, and unable to settle, you will be unable to progress through the
entire cycle, leaving you unrested.
A therapeutic cervical pillow, on the other
hand, is shaped so as to follow the curve of your neck. This support allows the
muscles to stretch gently, letting the vertebrae fall into place. Migraine
sufferers who have used cylindrical therapeutic pillows report a reduction in
the frequency and intensity of headaches.
Choosing the Right Pillow
Therapeutic pillows are available in
different shapes and configurations. The best pillows for neck support are
cylindrical. Better companies custom fit the pillow to your body size and
Look for pillows that are easy to care for.
High-quality pillows can be washed and dried in machines without losing their
resiliency, making it simple to maintain cleanliness and get rid of allergens
and dust mites.
Purchase a therapeutic cervical pillow for
migraines today, and benefit from a good night’s sleep tonight!