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Checked neck pillow from Newentor

Anyone who doesn’t have problems sleeping probably doesn’t worry too much about choosing the right pillow. As long as you don’t have any pain, sleep well and wake up refreshed, that’s absolutely right. However, many people have pain in the neck or back, which negatively affects the quality of sleep. If you are one of them, you can learn more about our recommended neck pillow in this article, which can work wonders.

Why the right pillow is important

The neck pillow feels good on the outside, has a good feel, is pleasantly soft and yet sufficiently hard. You may be wondering what difference a particular pillow can make in terms of your sleep quality. Basically, there are three different positions in which we sleep – the supine, lateral or prone position. Of course, there are all kinds of theories about how we should sleep best, but each person is individual and feels comfortable in a different position. For example, there is a theory that it is best to sleep on your back without a pillow. For some people this works very well, for others not at all. So before we try to force ourselves to fall asleep in a certain position, we should think about how we can best support our body in our chosen sleeping position. Because what counts in the end is a pleasant and restful sleep, which is not interrupted by pain.

The spine, especially the cervical spine should generally not be inclined during sleep. It needs special support. If the pillow is too hard or too soft, the cervical spine may be overstretched or bent, depending on the position. In the long term, this situation can lead to incorrect pressure on the blood vessels and nerves, causing the body to produce histamine and nitric oxide. A consequence of this can be, for example, the swelling of the nose at night. The breakdown of nitric oxide in the body can also cause a chronic deficiency of vitamin B 12, which in turn is responsible for chronic fatigue and tension. Apart from that, a wrong pillow can cause incorrect tension in the neck as well as back muscles. This can lead to chronic tension.

The composition of the pillow

The neck pillow from Newentor is built in two layers. It consists of a hard side, which is made of a solid foam. The opposite side is soft and is made of memory foam. Depending on your needs, you can choose the more comfortable side on which to sleep. No matter how you turn or twist, the pillow always maintains its position and supports the head in all directions. As soon as you take your head off the pillow, it returns to its original shape. This great feature ensures that the neck is optimally supported at all times.

The right size of the pillow

The main factor in choosing the right pillow is the size. The manufacturer recommends a certain size of the pillow depending on body weight and size. However, it is also important to know in which position you sleep most of the time. If you sleep mostly on your side, you will most likely need a higher pillow, as the distance between your shoulder and head will be greater and will need to be compensated for. On the other hand, if you sleep more on your stomach or back, you will need a flatter pillow. Some stomach sleepers even don’t need a pillow at all. You have to try this out individually.

Materials and ingredients of the pillow

With a pillow, it is very important that it remains as germ-free as possible. This means that no mites, bacteria or fungi should settle in the pillow. Unfortunately, this is often the case with a composition of natural materials, so they need to be washed and cleaned much more often. Mites can cause allergies, which negatively affect sleep, as well as health, which should not be underestimated.

For these reasons, the cushion of Newentor is made of plastic grass, certified with the Oeko-TEX seal as well as the CertiPUR seal, is free of harmful substances, plasticizers or other harmful components.

Price-performance ratio

The cushion is currently available for about 50 euros and in our opinion corresponds to a good price-performance ratio. The different sizes available make the pillow suitable for the whole family. However, we recommend it especially for people with problems in the cervical spine and neck muscles.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new pillow and want to improve your sleep quality and health, be sure to try this neck pillow!

>> Here is the link to the pillow

Medical disclaimer
The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.

The function of sleep is to give the body a time to recover and a way to recharge its own batteries. However, sleep is not restorative for everyone. Maybe you too suffer from not being able to fall asleep immediately or wake up several times a night. Here are 15 possible reasons why your sleep can be disturbed.

The first 10 reasons mainly concern falling asleep.

1. Sleep Hygiene With sleep hygiene is meant above all the room and sleeping place. Before sleeping, the room should be ventilated so that there is enough oxygen in the room. It is important to guarantee absolute darkness in the bedroom. The reason is that the pineal gland, a gland in the brain that regulates the sleep-wake rhythm through the hormone melatonin, only works optimally in the dark and is disturbed by blue and green frequencies in the light. Therefore, only red light should be turned on at night, this has no negative influence on the pineal gland.
Noise can also disturb sleep. Earplugs can help.

2. Elektrosmog WLAN and mobile phone masts near your bedroom and also the smartphone next to your bed can have an effect on your pineal gland and thus on your sleep through their radio frequencies. It is best to switch your mobile phone to flight mode at night and remove the fuses for the bedroom before going to sleep. This will significantly minimize the exposure.

3. Brooding” compulsion”The compulsion to brood has probably also stopped you from sleeping at some point. However, what is quite justified in some phases of life can become pathological and at some point you can no longer switch off. It can help to introduce a ritual in the evening to get rid of negative thoughts. For example, you can try to give your thoughts to your higher self or the universe with the clear intention that you will be presented with the solution in your dream or the next day via your subconscious.

4. Date Most people miss the time to go to bed. You know how it is, lying on the sofa in the evening, watching TV and actually being way too tired to go to bed. Many then fall asleep on the sofa, but the television disturbs the sleep with its frequencies and the light.

5. Lack of exercise Those who take too little exercise during the day have a surplus of numerous activating hormones and neurotransmitters such as adrenaline, noradrenaline or cortisol in the evening. Sport or a walk in the evening helps to bring the body chemistry back into balance.

6. Electronic media Notebooks, tablets and smartphones disturb the pineal gland with their blue screens. Simply do not use screens for an hour or two before going to bed or wear orange glasses that filter the blue light.

7. Histamin  Histamin is a hormone that is mainly absorbed through food and is responsible for the sleep-wake rhythm. Too much histamine before you go to sleep therefore prevents the body from falling asleep, especially if you have a histamine intolerance. What many people don’t know is that if you often have problems with your cervical spine during the day, for example due to tension, histamine can also be released if you position your head incorrectly on the pillow. The reason for this is that blood vessels and nerves are pressed by a slight displacement of the vertebrae and histamine is released, among other things.

8. Melatonin deficiencyEven if your living conditions are right, it is possible that your pituitary gland does not produce enough melatonin. Dietary supplements can easily remedy this. A melatonin deficiency, like the histamine intolerance from point 7, can be easily detected by the ART test according to Dr. Klinghardt.

9. Adrenal insufficiency Permanent stress or the wrong diet can upset the adrenal gland and the associated time rhythm. A hint is when you feel tired in the morning and wide awake in the evening. Here too, it is best to have the condition tested by an experienced Klinghardt therapist.

10. Disturbed sleeping place Despite optimal sleep hygiene your sleep can be disturbed. Maybe your bed is located exactly on a geopathic disturbance zone, like a water vein. You can find this out with the help of a geopathic expert or with the water glass test according to Dr. Klinghardt. Or you can do a self-experiment and just sleep somewhere else.

The next 5 reasons mainly concern sleeping through the night.

11. Snoring partner If your partner snores, you should either ask him to find out the reason for the snoring and fix it, or you should use separate bedrooms.

12. HypoglycaemiaIt is possible that there is too little glucose available at night if you do not eat anything after 6 p.m. or avoid carbohydrates in the evening. But the organism needs glucose for a healthy sleep. If there is not enough of it available, the body wakes up and wants to eat. A small meal before going to sleep is recommended if this is the cause, the so-called late meal.

13. Urge to urinate  Having to go to the toilet frequently at night can have trivial reasons such as large fluid intake. But it can also be caused by a disorder of the antidiuretic hormone or structural characteristics of the uterus or prostate..

14. Parasites and other infections Parasites, bacteria and viruses, which are often found in the intestines, are nocturnal and keep the entire organism awake. A simple examination can give you clarity.

15. Mattress and pillowMattress and pillow can be contaminated with pollutants, or perhaps they are simply uncomfortable. Perhaps an allergy is present? All these things can affect sleep. Maybe the mattress or the position of the pillow simply does not fit the body. This can lead to pain in bed after a few hours.

These are the most important and common reasons that can disturb your sleep. Of course there are other possible causes for disturbed night’s sleep. Perhaps there are several reasons.

You can find out many of these reasons only by experimenting or with the help of a good therapist. Even if you find it difficult to wake up relaxed and rested, it gives you a great quality of life.

Medical disclaimer:
The contents offered here are intended exclusively for neutral information and general further training. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. Under no circumstances does the text replace the professional advice of a doctor or pharmacist and it may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of a treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice in case of health questions or complaints! ThePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors assume no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.