Friday, March 10, 2006

To Take the Fight Out of Your Pillow

Odds are, you're not paying too much attention to the pillow you cradle your head on night after night. But maybe you should.

Using the wrong kind of pillow or one that is just worn out not only can lead to a poor night's sleep, but also can contribute to body aches, allergies and asthma.

"When people come in and say they have neck and shoulder pain, the first thing I ask is what [pillow] are they sleeping on," says Sandy Colley, director of sales at Joanne's Bed and Back, a local chain. (Often, she says, it's a down pillow -- bunched up for support, which can result in tension to the neck muscles).

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