Sleep disorders seem to be becoming more and more common every year. With over 70 million Americans suffering from some form of chronic sleep disorder, the average amount of sleep per night has gone down to six hours rather than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep for adults over 18 each night in 2021. At the same time, there can be many reasons as to why Americans are sleeping less. So, if you are looking to try and sleep better and longer, maybe take a closer look at your pillow. 

With a new quality pillow, you should experience:

  • Less neck and back pain as well as headaches. 
    The pillow you choose should be based on your regular sleeping position, and that pillow should offer you the proper support and keep your neck, head, and spine in alignment to minimize pain or discomfort. 
  • Fewer allergy flare-ups. 
    If you find yourself suffering from allergies and are not sure of the cause, your pillow might be the culprit. Pillows love to collect dust, dead skin, and pet dander over time, so be sure to replace your pillow more often than not. 
  • A sounder night’s sleep.
    If your pillow is old, you have experienced waking up in the middle of the night with the desperate need to readjust, smack, and plush up your pillow so that you can fall back asleep. But with a new, good pillow, you should sleep soundly throughout the night without the need to readjust your pillow.

People tend to become attached and comfortable with the pillow they have had for a while- to the extent that they are only sleeping with that specific pillow and bring it with them while traveling. However, that pillow could be what is negatively affecting your sleep. A good test to see if you need a new pillow is to fold your pillow in half, and if it doesn’t straighten back out, then it is time to replace it. 

If you still find that you are facing sleep problems and think you are suffering from a sleep disorder, it is time to speak to a professional. 

With Jacksonville Sleep Center, you can rest easy knowing that your quality of care will be top notch. Our patients receive our undivided attention and are given the latest options for sleep assessment and treatment. Our quality of care and customer service are unsurpassed in the Jacksonville area, as evidenced by our longstanding accreditation as a Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In operation since 2008, we are proud to be affiliated with Baptist Health, the largest and most preferred health system in the region. So, make your appointment today and start looking forward to your best night’s sleep!