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A: With Judy’s neck related sleep problem we found the regular bed pillows and the therapeutic pillows available only caused more pain and less sleep. Recommendations by MD’s and Chiropractics were to roll up a towel, stretch the neck area to sleep. We found that a round product relieved the neck pain and increased sleep.
A: We tried foam, natural fibers and several combinations but none lasted or were cleanable. Judy did not want to have to clean the pillow often so we came to use a special Hollofil which only worked when placed in a roll design. We had to design the inside to give support.
A: We took an educated guess as to the size of Judy’s shoulders and started at 6 1/2″ (Medium Size). It took several months to get the support right. After making pillows for others we found some needed bigger and some smaller therefore sizes developed.
A: Look around. How many people are the same body structures? Some tall and slim. Some Tall and large bodies. Many short and stubby or thin. All have a preferred sleep position and all have a mattress of their choice for their body comfort. When you side sleep you require a size to support your head weight while keeping your neck in alignment and everyone is unique. Back sleepers have a different curve to support therefore may require a different size.
A: We found over time it was impossible to size people properly without them present so we spent time researching how to measure everyone. The neck to shoulder was the only measurement others used but we knew there were back sleepers and side sleepers who came in all body structures and different sleep positions. Chiropractic studies along with body anatomy allowed us to see the top of the ear corresponded to the start of the vertebra (neck) spine. This gave us a way to measure people. We coined the term “Sleep Triangle” as we had to develop a triangle ruler to measure people. Then we tested our ruler, made changes and finally put the measurements into 2 charts so everyone can select their personal size sleeping pillow.
The Sleep Triangle is from the top tip of the ear down to the top of the neck and from the side of the neck to the outer hard part of the shoulder.
A: A medical doctor came with the theory that the body without restrictions would heal itself. This is now basic Chiropractic philosophy. Other researchers are finding that without a deep sleep our body organs develop disease and die. Analyzing both researches we can conclude that the body must rejuvenate each body part and organ during sleep therefore it is the natural healing source.
A: The design of the pillows is to put the neck in its proper curve opening the communication to the brain. Many people have neck problems and won’t see a chiropractor for many reasons so the pillow tries to correct the neck problem. Some people require several days to allow the correction. One lady had to use the pillow for 1 hour several nights until now she won’t sleep on anything else. Many people see a chiropractor for their neck problem and the pillow assists with the treatment by keep the neck in alignment at night. The size and shape tries to correct the small everyday sublexations each night.
A: There are several reasons explained in Jim’s book but a short explanation is that the brain connects to our body through our neck and any restriction would limit its help to our body parts.
• Vertebrae spaces open, there is no nerve compression to cause pain
• The brain checks all body parts through the electrical connections in our neck vertebrae which must be kept in alignment for unrestricted access to the body.
- The brain requires a specific blood flow day and night for it to function. Any restriction in this flow would cause the brain to have the heart beat stronger thus increase blood pressure. These restrictions can come from misalignment of the neck vertebra causing neck muscle tension which tightens around the neck blood flow to and from the brain.