Sleeping without a pillow are there any benefits? I have to say that I couldn’t do without my pillow but that’s because I snore and raising myself up on a pillow allows my suffering husband some peace and quiet while the position stops me snoring!
Sleeping without a pillow can actually be good for you if you don’t need your pillow to stop you snoring. There are a lot of benefits to sleeping without a pillow from preventing back pain to stopping headaches. Let’s get in to the list of benefits that sleeping without a pillow provide:
What Are The Benefits Of Sleeping Without Pillow?
Prevents spot flare ups!
I never knew that sleeping without a pillow can keep your spot flare outs at bay! It is when sleeping on your side and your face coming in to contact with the dust in your pillow can cause any dirt or bacteria to stay on your skin. A beauty tip I knew nothing about before!
Prevents back pain
Oh boy do I hate wakening up in the morning with back pain. Of course it could be down to your mattress, however it could also be caused by your pillow. A lot of pillows don’t have the support you need so sleeping without a pillow may be of benefit to you. Not to mention the allergic reactions you may get from what is in the pillow!
May help ease headaches
I have written a post on “Why do I wake up with a headache every morning?” that goes in to great detail about headaches. Your pillow could be the reason you have headaches so try removing it to see if that eases the issue for you.
Pain in the neck? It might be your pillow!
Sleeping without a pillow may help ease any pain you are experiencing in your neck. A lot of pillows fail in the basic task of offering you support and keeping your neck in alignment to your spine. By removing your pillow it may allow your head to rest in a position which feels more natural for your body and its alignment.
It can help align your body
Another benefit of sleeping without a pillow will allow your body to become more aligned and your posture will improve. Of course sitting at a desk all day in the wrong position hasn’t been great for my posture. Sleeping without a pillow may help you in these circumstances. It’s all about giving the body the opportunity to sleep in a more natural position.
It may give you energy
It’s all to do with having a better night’s sleep. If sleeping without a pillow allows you to waken up refreshed, not toss and turn this will add to better sleep quality and in turn improved energy. How do you feel after a great night’s sleep? I feel I can take on the world!
It may help reduce stress
If you suffer from any kind of sleep problem such as back pain, neck pain or your quality of sleep isn’t great, this all adds up to a stressful situation. If sleeping without a pillow eases these symptoms then it will help alleviate your stress levels because it is one less thing to worry about!
It may improve sleep quality
Our bodies need sleep so sleeping well and for the right amount of time for is very important to functioning during the day. There has been research carried out that shows sleeping without a pillow can improve your overall quality of sleep. This is great news because it is one more thing we can try to ensure we get a great night’s sleep.
Sleeping without a pillow can reduce allergies
Your pillow can hold so many dust mites and allergens that sleeping without a pillow may help reduce your reaction to these. It sounds horrible doesn’t it? Make sure you clean your mattress too so you don’t suffer too.
Sleeping without a pillow will provide you with a great night’s sleep
If all else fails in your quest for a good night’s sleep then sleeping without a pillow is worth a try? Without a pillow it will allow your neck to find the best natural position to rest. So try ditching the pillows to see if it can improve your quality of sleep.