A sore neck can have many different causes. Most commonly it is the result of poor posture, stress, fatigue, injury and illness. Incorrect posture can cause increased stress on the cervical spine and overload on the neck and back muscles, resulting in neck pain and stiffness. Here at Woolville, help is at hand in the form of several items that will bring relief and prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
SUPPORTING THE NECK AT NIGHT
Because a large part of our lives is spent by sleeping, we need to make sure we are warm and comfortable when resting too. Therefore, a suitable pillow is a must. To help you choose the right one, we have a wide range of wool pillows and cushions of various shapes and sizes in our shop. Wool is an excellent material for bedding as it is great at temperature control, it absorbs excess moisture and wicks it away from the skin, and it is suitable for allergy sufferers.
But how to choose the right thickness, firmness and shape? Deciding on the perfect pillow may seem really complicated, but it needn’t be. Just let yourself be guided by your favourite sleeping position. Start with your current pillow and consider what you like about it and what it is lacking in.
We offer our anatomical pillow in two sizes, and its advantage is its special shaping. The depression in the middle of the pillow and firm edges are suitable as a support for the head and neck when sleeping on the back or side.
Our special shaped pillow comes in two sizes. The flat part in the centre and the firm raised sides offer good support for the head and neck when sleeping on the back or on the side.
We also have an orthopedic pillow in two sizes. With a height of 8-15cm and a firm shape, it is ideal for sleeping on your side. The shape of the pillow with a cut-out for the shoulder ensures comfort and the correct position of the cervical spine throughout the night.
The orthopaedic pillow we offer also comes in two sizes. It is firm, 8-15 cm thick and ideal for those who prefer sleeping on the side. The cut-out for the shoulder ensures the correct position of the cervical spine throughout the night, helping you sleep comfortably.
PILLOWS FOR FRONT SLEEPERS
If you prefer sleeping on your front, the best choice is a soft, thin pillow which will keep your head aligned with the spine, ensuring a good night’s rest. In this case, we recommend one of our wool pillows. The filling in these pillows is slightly reduced, yet they are still nice and soft.
If you are unsure about the thickness, you can try our pillow with a zip. With this pillow you can access the hollowfibre filling and remove some to adjust the thickness exactly to your liking.
We can treat our backs to soft fluffy goodness during the day too. In our shop, you will find special cushions made of wool that offer great support when sitting down for a long time or when reading on the sofa or in bed. On long journeys, you are bound to appreciate the travel pillow which is great for sleeping comfortably on the bus or plane.
WOOL NECK WARMER
If you regularly suffer from neck pain due to issues with the cervical spine, try the wool neck warmer. The velcro fasteners mean you can adjust the size as you need.
VESTS FOR BACK COMFORT
One of the most popular fluffy products in our shop are our wool vests that keep your whole back lovely and warm. The spine is the central support of the whole body and can be affected by a number of things. Getting a chill may seem like a minor complaint, but it can cause pain in the back, shoulders and neck. Being in a draughty place could be quite serious, but our wool vests offer great protection. For example, try a vest with a shawl style collar which will protect your neck as well.
When you suffer an acute attack of pain in your back or joints, let nature help. Natural balms and ointments with herbs can help relax muscles and warm up joints.