Cannon Pillows – English Site Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:24:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cannon Pillows – English Site 32 32 A good pillow against neck pain Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:57:37 +0000 Who hasn’t woken up with a sore neck? Misalignment of the neck causes muscle contractions and cervical tension which are developed due to poor head support while sleeping.

In order to sleep through the night and stabilize the spinal column, the proper pillow  is necessary.

Types of Pillow –

According to experts, the main function of the pillow is to contribute enough neck support, so  the body can stay in proper alignment.

The pillow should support the weight of the head and adapt to it without deforming and adjusting to the neck area.

There is a variety of pillows on the market. By manufacture material, we find:

  • Polyester Pillows, the most common
  • Feather Pillows
  • Latex Pillows
  • Memory Foam Pillows

In cases of sensitive neck, it’s often recommended the use of viscoelastic pillows or memory pillows since they have the properties to adapt to the head and neck, offering a more ergonomic support.

It is not enough just to have a good pillow, it must be used correctly.

There are some people that have bought the most expensive and ergonomic pillow in the market and still suffer from headaches & neck pain when they wake up, it all narrows down to the way the pillow is being used not the pillow itself.

To avoid misuse of the pillow, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Use your pillow so that the head rests in its entirety.
  • Remember the pillow is for the head, the shoulders should rest on the mattress.
  • The thickness of the pillow is important. Choose one with a thickness that will accommodate a straight neck during rest.
  • The most suitable in any case is that, looking at the person horizontally, the head and neck should have a position that adopts to the same way we are standing up.

Unfortunately, there is no miraculous pillow that works for everyone. The pillow that works best for you will depend on how you want to direct your sleep and your personal taste.

10 reviews 5 foods vs insomnia Sat, 04 Jun 2016 01:55:51 +0000 Insomnia is a common problem and for those who suffer from it, here is an important tip. While choosing the ideal pillow for the best rest possible, consider foods that will promote sleep and help you to fall asleep. Here are some foods that promote sleep and help you to relax deeply.

As posted on Huffington Post, eating Low glycemic index in the evening will reduce the level of energy and promote relaxation in the body. Here are five examples that you can include in your diet in order to sleep deeply.

Turkey: Its rich content in amino acids that help the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter of the brain that helps regulate sleep.


Kudzu root: this food is ideal for fighting insomnia, since it has a soothing effect on the body.

Sweet potato: This food increases the levels of serotonin, so which regulates the sleep cycle, in addition to providing a relaxing effect on the body.

Pumpkin seeds: are rich in magnesium, a mineral that helps fight anxiety, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, muscle spasms, and irritability. You can eat it as a snack too!

Oatmeal: In addition to being rich in fiber, its high content in vitamin B, fatty acids and carbohydrates make it one of the best foods for insomnia. In addition, the oatmeal  has a sedative effect on the body.

If you want to rest like when you were a child, do not hesitate to eating any of these foods before sleeping. Have you already included any of these in your diet to prevent insomnia?

A good break equals better quality of life Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:52:22 +0000 “If it is good to live it’s even better to dream and the best of all is to have the opportunity to wake up! ” Written by the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado, he mentions that sleeping is an activity that we perform, but sometimes we ignore the health benefits provided by a good night’s rest.

Sleeping not only allows you to relax and regain energy, it also facilitates the regeneration of skin cells and the secretion of growth hormone.

The benefits of a good sleep are still being studied but we know for certain that lack of sleep can harm the immune and nervous systems, coordination, concentration, and of course mood.

The brain never sleeps. Although it seems that nothing is happening when you are asleep, your brain is in frantic activity. In fact, sleep specialists have detected several cyclical stages ranging from drowsiness, deep sleep, light sleep to deep sleep with slow waves and rapid eye movements (REM).

A full sleep cycle lasts between 90-110 minutes: almost 50% of the time is light sleep. Rapid eye movement (REM) begins and lasts for 20% of the sleep cycle with the remaining 30% distributed in the following stages:

  1. The phase of light sleep, the eyes move slowly and it is easy to wake up.
  2. When sleep is deep, muscle movement stops and the brainwaves are very slow, so it is difficult to wake up. A person during this stage is likely to feel disoriented and takes time to recover completely.
  3. During REM, breath quickens as well as heart activity and blood pressure. When this stage is interrupted, the cycle of sleep is broken and when woken up dreams are strange and illogical.

There are more than 70 sleep disorders

According to Dr. Pérez Padilla more than 70 types of sleeping disorders, most of which can be corrected if it is consulted with a doctor and followed with appropriate treatment.

The number of hours of sleep a person needs depends on several factors, such as age and gender. While a baby can sleep about 16 hours a day, teenagers require around 9 hours.

In the case of adults, it is usually needed between seven to eight hours, but this is relative because there are individuals who simply sleep 5 hours and others that that require 10 hours.

If a person has not slept enough hours for several days, the body creates a “sleep debt” and you will have to sleep more hours in the following days.