Memphis, TN (PRWEB) August 18, 2006
For years, medical experts have encouraged pregnant women to sleep on their left side in order to increase the blood flow and nutrition to their babies. That advice is easier to follow now that moms-to-be can rely on the Sleep Posture Pillow to "train" them to sleep on their sides. "Pregnant women who are life-long back sleepers often have difficulty adjusting to a new sleep position," said Dr. Larry Cole, who used his 30 years of experience in treating patients to invent the revolutionary Sleep Posture Pillow. "The Sleep Posture Pillow's unique design prevents sleepers from turning on their back and stomach."
With its candy cane shape, the Sleep Posture Pillow provides support for the neck, head, and upper and lower back all at the same time. The pillow's ear well, located at the top of the cane, is designed to elevate the chin about one inch, which encourages the airway passage to open, allowing for easier breathing during sleep. "There is no incorrect way to use the pillow," noted Dr. Cole. "Some people sleep with the long portion of the pillow behind them, while others sleep with the long portion in front."
Pregnant women aren't the only sleepers who can reap the Sleep Posture Pillow's benefits. "Side sleeping is the most natural and relaxing sleep posture, since that most resembles the fetal position," said Dr. Cole. While virtually everyone can benefit from side sleeping, those with musculoskeletal pain, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, and ear pain caused by the ear folding during sleep are especially good candidates for the pillow. "Although the Sleep Posture Pillow wasn't designed to treat these conditions, it can help reduce the risks involved," Dr. Cole said. "For example, it has been documented that side posture sleeping reduces the frequency and severity of sleep apnea awakenings, while spinal support can help with back and neck pain."
Back and neck pain are all too frequent companions to pregnant women in their last trimester, which makes the Sleep Posture Pillow doubly helpful. "Not only does a fetus get more blood flow and nutrition when mom sleeps on her side, but mom has a more restful night's sleep," concluded Dr. Cole. "And a well-rested mom-to-be will be better prepared, both emotionally and physically, for childbirth."
More information is available at the company's web site: http://www.sleepposture.com
For an interview or further information, please contact Dr. Larry Cole at (901) 767-8824