Why a pillow can make or break your sleep quality

Are you constantly waking up with a stiff neck or having breathing problems while you sleep? The solution could be as simple as changing your pillow.

The wrong pillow may worsen headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm numbness, and cause sneezing and allergies which can have a significant impact on the quality and length of your sleep. This can lead to chronic tiredness and other health problems.

It can be difficult to part with your favourite pillow but for some, it may be vital to ensure you are getting the best sleep possible. Kiwis rarely give much thought to the pillows they use but – just like our bed – we should make sure we find the best pillow for our sleeping needs.

Pillows are host to a number of nasties and debris such as dirt, oil and dead skin cells, so it’s important to keep your pillow clean and healthy. You can do this by investing in a pillow protector to keep your pillow in top condition and help protect against allergies.

If you’re waking up with a sore neck or headache, suffering from allergies, or if you’ve had your pillow for a number of years, it’s time for a replacement.  
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