Sleep is an essential part of our life. A normal human being spends, on average, 1/3rd of his life in sleeping. While not everyone knows the importance of sleeping environment, it is essential to be knowledgeable about the impact of quality of sleep in your daily life.

Imagine for a while. What happens when you wake up with a heavy head, back pain or a neck pain? You definitely can’t concentrate on anything during the whole day. Therefore, it’s important to use right mattress and pillow in order to get a good night’s sleep. You might have been using traditional sleeping pillows until now. So here are some of the pillows we think you might be interested in knowing about:

1. Husband Pillow

husband pillowHave you ever heard of a husband pillow? Probably not. May be you know this pillow by another name like a reading pillow, bed rest pillow, backrest pillow or a pillow with arms. Well, no matter what you call it, it’s a pillow to support your back and arms while you are reading in bed, watching TV in your lounge or sitting on a sofa without a back support. It has been named as husband pillow since most of the consumers of this pillow are husbands who love¬†watching TV or reading books in bed. This is a popular gift item as well that mostly women buy for their husbands on various occasions.

2. Wedge Pillow

wedge pillowMore than 80 million people in this world suffer some kind of sleep disorders and most of the times, doctors recommend a wedge pillow. As the name suggests, it looks like a wedge, slightly inclined to elevate your head and shoulders. Wedge pillow is a simple yet cost-effective solution to snoring and acid reflux problems.Sometimes, pregnant women use a wedge pillow in order to get a comfortable sleeping position during pregnancy.

 

3. Sobakawa Pillow

sobakawa cloud pillowDoes the name sound too hard to pronounce? This is based on traditional Asian buckwheat pillows mostly used in Japan. But now the use of these pillows has spread across the world. This is a therapeutic pillow that helps cure back pain and neck pain. A sobakawa cloud pillow is stuffed with more than 10,000 air beads that help you position your head in a comfortable way. Also, these beads offer a cooling effect that is helpful if you get hot flashes at night. The pillow is designed in such a way so it supports your neck and shoulder in a comfortable manner helping you get rid of back and neck pain. The Sobakawa pillow is built to last for years unlike traditional pillows that go flat in few nights.

4. Donut Pillow

donut pillow

As the name suggests, a donut pillow is shaped like a donut with a hole in the middle. This pillow is specially for people who have problem with sitting. For example, people with broken tailbone or people suffering from hemorrhoids. More importantly, this pillow is equally useful for people who work at offices and can’t avoid sitting for long hours. Sitting for long time exerts pressure on your spine and coccyx and a donut pillow comes to your rescue to keep you in the comfort zone.