Neck pain is no joke, and can range from mildly annoying to a real ailment. Neck pain might not be as serious as other diseases, but it can lead to long-term downsides. I know how miserable it feels to wake up every morning with severe pain shooting down the neck through the back. I also know how it can affect the rest of your day. The pain can easily break your flow state during working or studying, and the thought of how to get rid of it just keeps hovering over your minds. Most noticeably, neck pain may affect your relationship with kids. Picking them up was intensely painful. Family time should always be enjoyable, but for the cervical pain sufferers, the spine ache could totally ruin it.
So, we’ve identified the major problem, but what is the solution? Since one third of our days are spent in bed, a suitable pillow is vitally important, especially for those who suffer with neck pain or cervical disorder. The Zamat Cervical Pillow is the ultimate pillow for neck pain relief. What’s so special about it? Throughout this guide, we’ll cover these three key subject areas.
- Part 1. Symptoms of Neck Pain
- Part 2. Causes of Neck Pain
- Part 3. How the Zamat Cervical Pillow Alleviates Neck Pain
Part 1. Symptoms of Neck Pain
symptoms of neck pain include:
- Pain and stiffness
- Numbness or tingling
- Clicking and grating noises
- Dizziness and blackouts
- Muscle spasms
- Other symptoms
How Neck Pain Affects Your Life
- Poor sleep quality or insomnia
- Body limitation or Exercise limitation
- Inability to work or study
- Inability to take care of yourself
Part 2. Causes of Neck Pain
To understand neck pain, you must understand the spine.
Our spine is made up of 33 small bones called vertebra. The vertebrae stack up and are linked with gel-like lumbar discs, forming the vertebral column. The lumbar discs also work as buffers and adjusters, enabling the spine to stretch, bend, and twist.
In addition, the spinal cord, vessels and nerves go through the holes in the vertebrae and branch out into different organs and parts of the body. The important part to keep in mind is the cervical vertebrae are essentially the pathway of from your brain to the rest of your body. Your spine is essentially the key line of communication between your brain and the rest of your body.
Your spine is so crucial and so sensitive, that even mild lesions could result in unexpected aches and pains throughout the body. As WebMD concluded, The common spinal problems are related to the misalignment of discs and vertebra. Other problems include Cervical Spondylosis (an excessive growth of bones), spinal tissue gets rough or wears down and shrink of vertebra holes. The cervical vertebrae may injure the spinal muscle or press on the spinal cord, vessels, and nerves. If any of these situations occur, you’ll often experience one or two of the symptoms listed above
Now that we better understand how the spine works, let’s take a look at the causes of neck pain:
- Awkward sleeping positions
- Using an inappropriate pillow for an extended period of time
- Holding your neck in an abnormal position for a long period of time
- Experiencing excessive stress or anxiety, which could result in muscle tension in the neck
The above actions could reduce the flexibility of your spinal muscles, or even worse, accelerate the aging of your neck vertebra. Both of these can cause chronic neck pain.
- Jerking your neck accidentally
- A spinal injury such as sports injuries, falls, or car accidents.
Accidents in Group 2 could have a direct impact on your neck. Seek medical attention immediately if it happens to you.
a. Degenerative cervical spine disease (Components of the cervical spine worn)
b. Developmental cervical spinal canal stenosis: The spinal canal narrows and hurts the spinal cord, vessels and nerves.
According to Stefano Sinicropi, MD, one of the chief editors of Spine Health“Meningitis is a serious condition that occurs when the meninges—protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord-become infected and inflamed”. You will feel neck pain when it gets severer.
d. Heart Attack
The pain in your chest can spread to your back and neck if you suffer a Heart Attack
e. Spinal Arthritis
As is explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Spinal arthritis is inflammation of the facet joints in the spine or sacroiliac joints between the spine and the pelvis. It may be related to wear and tear, autoimmune disorders, infection and other conditions.” Cervical pain is one of the common symptoms of Spinal Arthritis
So, now we know what neck pain is, what it feels like, what causes it, and the dangers in poses. What can you do about it? The answer to difficult health questions is often fairly simple. In fact, simply choosing a better, more suitable pillow can change how you feel and help alleviate even severe neck pain. Introducing the Zamat Cervical Pillow.
Part 3. How the Zamat Cervical Pillow Alleviates Neck Pain
A pillow plays an essential role in your overall wellbeing because it determines how your head and neck rest at night. Don’t believe us? Here’s what could happen if you sleep with the wrong pillow for the foreseeable future:
- A high/low pillow or a normal one losing its shape will hold your neck in an unnatural position for nights on end. You will be prone to feel neck pain in the long run.
- You could develop numbness or tingling if your pillow doesn’t fit your sleep position. For example, your arms may get numb if you’re a side sleeper without a place to relax your arms when sleeping.
- If your pillow is too soft, you won’t have the support your neck needs, keeping it in an awkward and unhealthy position.
- If your pillow is too hard or too dense, you can’t alleviate neck pain and it could even lead to cervical problems.
- If you have experienced a cervical injury or you have been diagnosed with any disease mentioned above, your doctor might even recommend you sleep with a certain type of pillow.
It all starts with the way a traditional pillow is shaped. It provides very little support in correcting your body’s positioning in bed. When designing the Zamat Cervical Pillow, we considered the following elements:
- Cervical alignment
- Neck Traction
- Head and Neck Protection
- Height adjustments for different sleepers
- Versatility for different sleepers: Side sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper, etc.
- Cervical alignment
Cervical alignment is vitally important when trying to keep your neck in a natural and healthy curve. The old-style, cuboid-shaped pillow creates a height difference between your head and neck when you lay on it, forcing your neck to bend upwards in an uncomfortable position, which, as stated above, is harmful to your neck muscles. Although a pillow made with extra soft material could be a solution, it clearly can’t offer your head and neck sufficient support.
Therefore, cervical alignment was the primary goal when Zamat engineers and the medical support team designed this orthopedic pillow.
How does our pillow care for your neck? To make it possible, we interviewed more than 200 neck pain sufferers of different genders, professions and ages, and created approximately 20 design prototypes. After 100 night-to-night tests with the individuals, we chose our final design, which you see now as the Zamat Cervical Pillow. This design became the final prototype because it allows the cervical contour to perfectly align the neck and provides plush comfort, immersing your neck in all-around support.
2. Neck Traction
In addition to cervical alignment, neck traction was also one of our main priorities when designing a pillow for cervical pain. Based on our survey, 63.21% of people have neck pain due to poor sitting posture in daily life, so alignment can’t solve all the problems. They need an orthopedic pillow to help relieve the cervical aches they develop during daytime.
As shown in the image, the raised height on both sides of the Zamat Cervical Pillow and the slightly concave structure in the middle help hold your head, support the neck and shoulders, and strengthen cervical traction.
3. Head and neck protection
We’ve all experienced a stiff neck after we slept with our neck in an awkward position for a whole night. It’s not a big deal if your neck is healthy enough, and it will recover in a few days. However, head and neck protection can’t be ignored if you are being troubled with chronic neck pain. A stiff neck may accelerate your cervical issues or even make them permanent. Therefore, the Zamat Cervical Pillow is formed in a way cradle your head and embrace your neck. You’ll feel nothing but secure comfort. With your neck in a stable position, you don’t need to worry about your neck twisting while you sleep.
4. Height adjustments for different sleepers
Ergonomics was a crucial priority we thought about when we racked our minds to help chronic neck pain sufferers. The contour cutout, the middle concave, and the two ends design prove our mission to make a difference. Our effort paid off: We received a thank-you note from a 37-year-old game programmer days after we launched this pillow at another marketplace. He told us this neck support pillow is what he had been looked for and it dramatically alleviated his neck pain. At the end of his message, he said it’s a little bit lower for him but it’s totally fine since he never dreamed of a pillow having more of an effect than this one. Excited and touched as we were, we questioned ourselves at the same time: Why don’t we make the pillow adjustable? So we went back to the drawing board to create a customizable design to fit more sleepers. Now, every Zamat Cervical Pillow is accompanied with removable memory foam inserts. Users can adjust the height to their needs. A simple modification to our pillow results in a far better pillowing experience for sleepers everywhere.
5. Versatility for different sleepers: Side sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper, etc.
The Zamat Cervical Pillow is suitable for a variety of different sleeping positions, that is to say, no matter what kind of sleeper you are, this pillow will help support your neck in a healthy, comfortable way.
Many sleepers are perfectly happy with how the Zamat Cervical Pillow serves them right out of the box. However, as more people have tried it, we’ve heard from a group that still can’t fully relax themselves because a typical pillow only serves the head and neck. This won’t work, as they need room to stretch their arms to help them sleep better. This is an annoying dilemma that is common to many people feeling sleepy yet just can’t relax their arms, leading to restless night. We redesigned the pillow again, this time including an armrest area. With this addition, we introduced the Zamat Cervical Pro. Now, your head, neck, shoulders, and arms, can all be firmly supported in optimally throughout the night.
Besides the above 5 functions, there are other features of Zamat Cervical Pillow you may want to know:
- Made of high-quality, odorless memory foam certified by CertiPUR-US
- Comes with a FREE Austrian cotton-made pillow case
- Both ends are usable
- 100-Night Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
Learn more about them here:
Cervical pain is a signal of bad living habits or chronic conditions ailing the body. To help alleviate them, you have to reform your habits or see a doctor when needed.
Our suggestions are:
- Mind your posture during your daily life
- Relax your neck frequently when working or studying
- Take medication when necessary and as advised by your doctor.
- Choose a suitable pillow or any neck pain relief.
The Zamat Cervical pillow is absolutely a worthy investment for sleepers with neck pain since it helps alleviate your neck pain while you sleep. It’s easy, effective, and effort-saving.