Choosing the Best Pillow For Neck Pain
As you plan your weekend getaway to spend some time with friends and family, you are sure to see them settling into their favorite recliners, bunk beds or king-sized sofas to begin a night of relaxing. But which of these varieties of sofas offer the best pillow for neck pain?
There are contour sofas and wedges, ottomans and end tables, and all have their pros and cons. The best one for the neck for a side sleeper is a bed with an Ottoman in the chair.
The Ottoman provides support for the neck, back and shoulders. It can be made from foam, metal, leather or fabric. With the combination of a solid hard surface and padding, the back and neck will remain supported.
A large Ottoman can be placed on top of the couches or an adjustable bed to provide better support. It will not give the full support you get from an Ottoman on the floor but it can ease neck pain when lying on a couch or bed.
Another option is a small Ottoman that is placed under the couch. This type of pillow does not provide a full support for the neck. If you experience pain in your neck or back when lying down, this might be the option for you.
Another option is a bedside table with a cupboard below the mattress to store items you use frequently. While it provides storage for smaller items, it will not provide adequate support to the neck.
A softer, more comfortable type of pillow for the neck that can be put in the Ottoman or on the bedside table is a foam ottoman. This foam pillows offer support but does not use too much cushioning for the neck. It is soft enough for the body.
The way it is shaped, it provides a more comfortable feeling for the neck and the shoulders than a hard lump of foam. When the neck is in a position that is uncomfortable, a foam Ottoman provides support for the neck, shoulders and back. It is much softer and reduces discomfort.
A foam Ottoman also provides support for the lower back. It provides a more natural posture than an Ottoman on the floor because it has a limited amount of support.
An Ottoman can be placed in the chair at home while watching television or reading, on the bed at night while going to sleep, in the car and in any other situation. It can also be placed on the floor if you prefer to change the seating arrangement.
They can be placed next to the bed, in the lounge, or beside the chair so that they serve as a daybed for guests at night or a new comforter for your bed. In some cases, you can even use an Ottoman in front of a TV or stereo and place pillows underneath it.
The Ottoman can also double as a desk for storing items. It is compact and useful for two, three or four people.