Enuresis is a common problem that affects more than 5 million children in the United States alone. When a child empties their bladder at an inappropriate time and/or place it is called incontinence, but when incontinence happens during the night it is classified as enuresis.
The first step in choosing your perfect pillow is determining how you typically sleep. Most people are back sleepers, side sleepers or stomach sleepers. Each of these positions has different benefits and requires specific pillows to adjust the head for the best and most restful sleep.
All individuals are different when it comes to what helps them fall asleep. The following aspects of the sleep environment are all important in inducing sleep and being well rested.
Health professionals recommend an adjusted or elevated sleep position to “help” any of the above issues. Think about it – if you snore, shouldn’t your head be elevated to open the airway to reduce snoring? Same with acid reflux or sinus congestion and many breathing issues. Elevating your legs and bending your knees may reduce lower back pain and discomfort by taking pressure off the hips, while also helping your mattress support the small of your back more effectively. Try it tonight- put a pillow under your knees - it has been shown that this will often help reduce back pain, as well as hip and knee discomfort.
Relaxation is a way of life – a state of mind. But in today’s fast-paced world, technology is also a way of life. With new technology emerging each day, it’s not hard to believe that we now have ways to analyze and improve our sleep cycle.