We seldom think about posture-related or musculo-skeletal health problems being caused by an activity that mostly involves inactivity: sleeping!

Perhaps we wake up every morning with a stiff neck and tight shoulders, feeling stressed and irritable, and wondering how eight hours’ rest has made us feel worse. Our experience of precisely this issue here at Healthy Home Office led us on a long and fruitless search for the perfect pillow. Finally, at the Therapy Expo last month in Manchester, we spotted fellow exhibitor Goldilocks Pillows and were convinced to give one last pillow a try. Indeed, it is the ‘last pillow’: the stiffness in neck and shoulders is gone, and we’ve never looked back.

What’s the science behind it? Most practitioners like chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists do advise their patients that correct physical alignment requires a pillow with the correct height; a pillow that is too low or too high will distort the body’s alignment when lying down.

Goldilocks uses a simple and easy way to measure and recommend the most appropriate height pillow for each client. The company also designs and supplies the pillows.

Goldilocks founder Kulwinder Bajwa, himself an osteopath with more than 22 years’ experience, points out that, ‘While we can try to correctly align our patients with treatment, if they are not correctly aligned when they are lying down then our efforts and the benefit of our treatments may not be fully appreciated. The Goldilocks method is a simple and logical way to find the right pillow for our patients, making treatment more effective.’

As fellow specialists, we are impressed!

If, like many of us, you’ve never given much thought to your pillow, ask yourself now if you are getting the rest you need in a way that’s comfortable for you. See www.goldilockspillows.co.uk for more information.