Dreaming of a good night’s sleep?

Apex Clinic proprietor and spinal and headache physiotherapy specialist, Rebecca Nelson discusses why her Apex Sleepwell Pillow range is uniquely designed to reduce and prevent neck pain and headaches.

Do you toss and turn at night, rearranging your pillow into a more comfortable position? Have you woken up in pain and just can’t pinpoint what the source of the problem is? Your pillow could be doing more damage than you realise!

Here at Apex Clinic we know only too well the effects that a soft or flat pillow can have on your health. For over 15 years we have been treating patients with a wide variety of shoulder and neck pain as well s headaches and migraines. Often one of the causes of this is ‘marshmallow’ like pillows, which can lead to a relentless list of conditions including chronic neck, shoulder and arm pain, stiffness, pins and needles or numbness in the hands and arms, painful headaches and migraines and even vertigo or dizziness. It is amazing how switching to the right pillow can make all the difference.

Sleep tight

Often I ask patients to bring in their pillows so that I can assess them. Over the years I have come across various thin, floppy pillows, regularly which manufacturers labelled as ‘Firm’. This led me to develop my own range of orthopaedic pillows, designed with the patient in mind. Each pillow has been technologically innovated to include
a unique latex high-density core that runs throughout the pillow’s entire width. This central core provides the precise level of thickness and support to ensure the perfect sleeping position for a healthy neck.

Why the right pillow matters

Sleeping on a soft or flat pillow causes the neck joints to become compressed and placed under excessive load by the weight of the head. The Apex Sleepwell Pillow offers the optimum angle for sleeping, which opens up the neck joints and reduces pressure.

The size of the matter

The Apex Sleepwell Pillow range is uniquely designed in thickness and firmness to match individual needs of sleepers according to their build, with the perfect pillow for everyone, including children (H1), teens and light-build adults (H2), average-sized people (H3) and larger builds or those who simply prefer a thicker pillow (H4).

Travel in comfort thanks to the apex sleepwell travel pillow range.

It’s that wonderful time of the year when many of us will be heading to warmer climes but don’t let the wrong pillow affect your holiday! At just over half the length of the standard pillow, the Apex Sleepwell Travel Pillow fits comfortably in your luggage.

Just don’t take our word for it. one of our patients had this to say…

Julie Handley from Belfast said: “I have always liked marshmallow type pillows so I wasn’t keen to try the Apex pillow to help with a painful shoulder at night. In desperation, I tried it and to my amazement I had the first good night’s sleep in ages! I’ve had the Apex pillow for over a year now and can honestly say it has made a real difference to my neck and shoulder.”

To book a slot for an initial physiotherapy assessment and treatment with pillow consultation, please call Apex Clinic on 028 9048 4153.

The Apex Sleepwell Pillow range is available to purchase here, or by calling into the clinic.