Whether it’s mouthguards for TMJ disorder or sufferers visiting self-proclaimed specialists, it can be difficult to wade through the various treatments that promise relief. What can be even more frustrating is the money and time it takes to find a treatment that actually works for you.
So where should you start? Well aside from avoiding unproven treatments like dentists and mouthguards, simple home remedies such as purchasing a posture-pedic pillow can really help to ease the pain in your jaw, neck, shoulders, and more. That’s why today I want to show you why an upgrade to your current pillow could help you feel better right away.
The Benefits of Posture-Pedic Pillows
Before we explore how posture-pedic pillows can directly help you get pain relief, let’s look at some of the cotton-filled benefits:
- Feature a patented design that provides fantastic neck support
- Some models feature side panel for additional neck support
- Possess amazing comfort
- 500-plus thread count and 100% cotton to nuzzle your face in
- Many come with warranties up to 10 years
- Machine washable
- Whether you like an extremely firm or lavishly soft pillow, there’s sure to be a model that fits your specific needs.
Probably the most popular brand is the Sealy Posturepedic pillow (I’m not an affiliate for them or anything – I just think their pillows and mattresses are awesome). There are certainly lots of other great brands out there as well with a model to fit your budget; I’d recommend going into a department store to see which one works best for you.
Don’t Pillow Fight With These
So how can posture-pedic pillows relieve TMJ pain? The key is the support they give your neck. By providing proper support, you won’t end up with your lower jaw smashed against the side of a flimsy pillow or even worse, sleeping with your face pressed against your mattress. Just think of the pressure that puts on the temporomandibular joint throughout the night? If this has ever happened to you, then you know what it’s like to wake up in the morning feeling as if you just went 12 rounds in the ring with Mike Tyson!
Posture-pedic pillows also do a great job of conforming to your unique head, face, and neck. Unlike standard pillows where you are the one trying to get comfortable with it, a posture-pedic pillow gets comfortable with you. And if you roll over in bed or decide to sleep on your back, it will reshape and once again conform to your body.
Give It a Shot
When I first got serious about TMJ home remedies, I started to notice how helpful posture-pedic pillows could be for other people suffering from the disorder. They just might prove to be helpful for you.
I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about pillows, mattresses, and anything else that will help you get a better night’s sleep while waking up with less pain. Feel free to contact me in the comments section below and I’ll get right back to you!