Do you think it is useful to whether to sleep without a pillow?And our ancestors used the pillow?Can you identify the pros and cons of using a pillow?
For centuries, people have used the pillow as a subject that raises and supports the head during sleep.The earliest historical records of pillows go to Mesopotamia, where 9,000 years ago the stone blocks used instead of cushions.Early Egyptians also rested on the rocks to different insects do not fall in their ears, mouth and nose.The ancient Chinese used ceramic, stone or wooden pillow and Japanese Geisha slept on stone pillows to keep your hairstyle.The Greeks and Romans used the cushion fabric and stuffed with feathers, reeds or straw, it seems much easier to stone, wood or ceramic.In the Middle Ages, King Henry VIII, banned the use of pillows everyone except pregnant women (and, possibly, other than yourself).In those days, the use of pillows among the majority of men was seen as a sign of weakness.
While most of the pillows from antiquity now seem q
64% of the respondents during sleep using one or two pillows, and 27% use three pillows.
«I have discussed this issue with Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., an expert in sleep problems of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.It examines the use of pillows mainly as a matter of personal comfort people, and says that he knows people who sleep better without a pillow, and others who laid a large number of them to deal with gastroesophageal reflux disorder.He recommends choosing a pillow that do not retain heat, so the temperature of the body should fall, when we sleep, the pillow should be made of materials that do not contain questionable chemicals, "- said Andrew Weil.
Currently you can find pillows of different functions:
Outcome: Sleep with a pillow if you (or two or three) or not, depends only on your personal preferences.I do not know a single fact about its health benefits, so you can do without it.
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Andrew Weil, MD