Attributes Of An Ideal Pillow
"The best pillow enables you to rest your head on the bed at the same level as your shoulders. It follows the curvature of the neck and continues to support it while you rest your head about 2.5 to 3.5 inches above the surface of the bed, whenever you turn to your sides without having you to wake up and adjust the pillow for height. The pillow shouldn’t slip away and discourage you to sleep on your belly! It should snugly adapt to your body structure, size and the requirement of softness or hardness."
1. What is NeckfitTM?
Neckfit is a pillow!
It's unique ergonomic patented design sets Neckfit a class apart. Neckfit is designed to snugly adapt to the curvature of the cervical spine and to the head while sleeping.
Neckfit keeps your posture correct in general and your neck and spine in particular.
It can be used in a variety of innovative ways.
2. What is unique about Neckfit?
Neckfit corrects body posture
Neckfit offers best pillow position for sleeping and can be used by anyone who wants to adopt correct sleeping posture.
Using Neckfit, when you lie on your back, your head rests at almost/the same level as your shoulder. This is the ideal sleeping posture if you lay on your back.
And the moment you turn to your side, the unique patented design of the pillow ensures that your head rests at about 2.5 to 3.5 inches from the bed or the base level of your shoulder on which you rest.
Neckfit may also benefit individuals with backache, rigidity of the neck, pain in the shoulder or undergoing cervical spondylitis treatment.
3. What is so unique about Neckfit design
Neckfit has two stitches that run parallel to the length and width of the pillow intersecting each other in the middle. The intersection in the center is the deepest point of the pillow and touches the surface of the bed. We call the central vertical stitching the Occiput-groove and the intersection in the center the Occiput-pit.
4.What are the uses of Neckfit?
When you rest your head in this ‘Occiput-groove, your head rests at the same level as your shoulder (recommended sleeping position),
well supported from all sides.
In this position, your head is rested at the same level as your shoulders.
5. What are the best sleeping positions?
In reference to head and shoulders, there are Three Sleeping Poistions –
On the Back -
The best way is to sleep on the back.
Please note, in this position your head and shoulder should rest on the bed with elevated support matching the curvature of your neck.
On the Side –
This is the second best sleeping position, as generally you cannot sleep in one position for the whole night. But in this position, your head should rest at nearly 2.5 to 3.5 inches (depending upon body structure) above the baseline of the arm you are sleeping on, else your head will tilt towards the surface of the bed.
These are the best sleeping positions that reduce shoulder pain.
On Your Belly – Many people sleep in this position as well. However, this is the most unhealthy and medically forbidden sleeping position. Reasons –
a. Rib cage can not move freely to breathe as it is loaded with the weight of your torso.
b. Belly sleeping causes indigestion.
c. If you are sleeping on your belly, ideally the head should rest on the chin, but it rests on one of your cheeks. This twists your neck and windpipe and puts pressure on it.
d. In women, it is known to flatten breasts or cause breast to underdevelop in growing girls.
e. Belly sleeping also advances the appearance of wrinkles on the face.
6. Ok, but I am using my pillow for last few decades. What is wrong with it?
Your current pillow is evenly surfaced!
1. If you are using a three to four inches high pillow, ,
when you sleep on your back, your head is turned towards your chest. This unnaturally bends your neck.
2. If you use a flat pillow,
For an instance, about an inch thick, it is good when you sleep on your back. But the moment you turn on your side, your head drops down due to inadequate thickness of the pillow.
Many people place their hand under the pillow to raise its height to support the head while sleeping on their sides. This causes pain in the neck and numbness of the hand. This wakes you up a few times in the night and often, your neck and shoulder hurt in the morning.
Due to the continuous discomfort, you shift to belly sleeping position which is even worse.
7. So, how does Neckfit help me with these situations?
Neckfit is uniquely designed.
It appears that four small pillows are stitched together or a single pillow is partitioned into four sections. Neckfit has two parallel stitchings in the middle intersecting each other at the center of the pillow.
a. This creates, what we call the ‘Occiput-groove’. Occiput protuberance is that bony projection on the back of your head, that touches the bed, when you sleep on your back. So this is the outer most part of your head, on the backside.
When you rest your head in the Occiput-groove on Neckfit, your head and shoulders are at the same level on your bed.
So you achieve the best sleeping position no. 1, while using Neckfit, the best pillow for neck and shoulder pain..
b. When you turn to your side, your head automatically elevates to a level of 2.5 - 3.5 inches i.e. the thickness of the pillow.
Neckfit doesn’t allow your head to bend downwards. This happens, whether you turn to your left or right.
So you achieve the best sleeping position no. 2 while using Neckfit..
c. Why is Neckfit stitched horizontally (parallel to its length) in the middle?
Please look at your head –
Your head is much wider at the top as compared to your chin. If it is to be evenly aligned while you lay on your side, it should have enough space for the crown to sink into the pillow. But the even surfaced pillows do not have this space to accommodate the width of the crown.
The horizontal central stitching in the pillow, leaves a depression, allowing space for your crown to sink as required. Thus Neckfit helps you maintain correct posture of the spine even when you sleep on your side and helps you maintain the best sleeping position for neck pain and headaches.
d. Neckfit is shaped in such a way that it doesn’t allow it to slip away from your head.
Neckfit remains under your head and neck, the whole night because of the Occiput Groove.
While sleeping, you smoothly change positions from your side to your back and then, to your other side. You keep repeating this natural core unknowingly, maintaining your perfect posture, as you get best pillow position for sleeping.
So you NEVER (in most of the cases), achieve the worst sleeping position no. 3 while using Neckfit.
e. Neckfit helps you overcome belly-sleeping and its side effects, even without you realising it.
8. Are there any variants of Neckfit?
Neckfit offers 5 variants –
Suitable for all with a shallow neck curve. Your neck is supported while you are lying flat even though your head is resting on same level as your shoulders, that is on your bed. And when you turn to your side the pillow gently elevates your head and rests it higher in alignment to your neck, without disturbing your sleep.
Suitable for people who have moderate curvature of the neck and need some support to their neck, while sleeping. As in the case of Neckfit classic, Neckfit Cross allows your head to rest on the same level as your shoulders, while you sleep on your back and rests your head higher by 2.5 to 3.5 inches, in alignment to your neck. You continue to sleep without waking intermittently.
Chose this variant if your neck has a deep curve. Even when your curvaceous neck gets all the support it needs, your head rests on same level as your shoulders, on your bed or higher whenever you shift to your either sides.
Now, some of us just can’t manage to sleep, if our head is not rested above the surface of the bed, while also providing necessary support to the neck. Consider to choose this option. It may be great for you as your head has a cushion and rest an inch above the surface of the bed, your neck gets support all through and your can shift to your sides without adjusting the pillow.
9. But why so many variants?
Any product that you use in alignment to your body, is made to fit you or align with your body!
Think of apparels, shoes, haircuts or even perfume. You may not prefer to use the same size, coulur, style or fragrance like others in your family.
Your pillow remains in constant touch with changing positions of your body, for about 8 hours, EVERY DAY! It needs to be customized as per your body structure and individual prefernce.
10. How do I chose the Right Neckfit?
For Neckfit to fit your body type, you need to know –
1.The gap between the C7, which is the lowest vertebrae on your cervical spine (first bony part below the neck on the backside) and the occipital protuberance, which is the outermost projected bony part of your head on the back side.
2. When you want to sleep on your side, you need a thicker pillow. The height of the pillow is determined by
a.how broad your shoulders are i.e. the gap from side of your arm to the same side of your head.
3.Softness of the pillow. We have four levels – Super Soft, Soft, Moderate and Hard. Pick the one you prefer.
Neckfit helps you attain the best sleeping position for shoulder pain.
11. Is it only for individuals with problems of the neck or spine?
Neckfit enables correct sleeping posture for you. Whether a person is healthy or suffers from pain in the neck or spine, can use Neckfit. The design of the pillow is apt to keep the head, neck and back in proper alignment, thereby rendering an ideal sleeping posture to the body.
Human body varies in structure and so do medical condition of one individual from the other. We suggest that you chose a Neckfit type that suits your body structure and current sleeping supports you are habitual of. You may also consult an orthopadician.
When you start using Neckfit, carefully notice your body’s response to it. If you feel any pain or discomfort that you can directly attribute to Neckfit, please discontinue its use immediately.
Treat Neckfit with respect! Reverence for simplicity commands it the most!!
And what, if Neckfit is not compatible with you?
Remember, you have been using your current pillow for decades. It may take a while before you are able to change your habit. So try Neckfit. Give it some time and Neckfit will start taking care of your body posture, while sleeping.
12. What are the other ways to use Neckfit?
Neckfit can be used for providing much needed back support while sitting on the bed,
driving or just while sitting.
Neckfit is convenient to tuck in your travel bag, if you are going on that outstation trip.
13. What are the conditions under which Neckfit should not be used?
Neckfit can be used by anyone!
However, if you are under medical supervision for either your neck, back or spinal problems, please do consult your doctor before using Neckfit.
If your discomfort with Neckfit is initial changeover resistance of your body as you have been using your current type pillows, since the time you were a child, give Neckfit some time It will allow you to accept it.
If your body can’t find Neckfit comfortable enough, may be you have picked a wrong Neckfit type or size. Select a Neckfit variant that best suits your body type and needs.
Please give up using your old Neckfit and think about, passing it on to someone who might find it useful.
14.Is it safe to use Neckfit?
Most people find Neckfit absolutely safe to use!
Majority of users of Neckfit, review it as not only the safe bet, but as the best bet for a soothing sleep.
15. Do doctors recommend Neckfit?
Some of the best orthopedic surgeons have given Neckfit a congratulatory ‘Thumbs Up’ after using it personally. For obvious reasons, we can not take their names here.
16. How to make the best use of Neckfit?
Neckfit is the preferred choice as a sleeping aid. It is apt as a travelling aid while you are on long distance journeys. Neckfit is an ideal choice for back support. Neckfit is wonderful when you watch TV or work on the laptop sitting on your bed.
Overall, Neckfit is synonymous with versatility and efficiency.
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