Headaches & Migraines
A headache can be pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (skull), muscles, nerves, arteries, veins. subcutaneous tissues, eyes and ears.
90% of people who go to a doctor with a complaint of a headache actually have a migraine. Tension can trigger a migraine. Triggers of migraine vary widely from person to person and from attack to attack. Common ones include certain foods, missing meals, using excessive caffeine then withdrawing between attacks. Other possible causes include dehydration, lack of sleep or oversleeping, bright lights and loud noises, weather changes, and hormonal changes. Alcohol is often a powerful trigger, and, if you are prone to headaches, you should avoid consuming alcohol as a way to prevent worse symptoms.
How the Align-Right Pillow may help:
When you sleep or rest on a custom-sized Align-Right Pillow, it feels good! The shape supports your neck curve, gently stretching and relaxing the neck muscles, it feels good! When the neck muscles stretch and relax, vertebrae go into alignment, there is space between the vertebrae, no nerves are compressed. (Compressed or ‘pinched nerves’ cut off blood supply, giving pain to pain-sensitive structures).
Tension in the neck area is often overcome by stretching the neck using a cylindrical support that is always the same custom-size for your neck curve.
Your right size Align-Right pillow gives maximum support directly under the head while supporting the neck area. Round fits your curves.
Judy meeting a exhibitor at a home show, where there is a bed for potential customers to try the Align-Right Pillow:
2015 Update from customer – Hi Judy Just letting you know we still use our pillows. Love them. Sue K