Wishing you a Merry & Healthy Christmas Tuesday 27 September 2011 PDF Print For a thoughtful present this Christmas, why not give the gift of a good night’s sleep? Some people won’t stay overnight with friends or travel abroad without their own pillow; even Wayne Rooney travels with his own pillow!** The perfect sleep companion is a pillow that helps you nod off peacefully, enabling you to wake without aches and pains. A good pillow should be at the top of your list for healthy and restful sleep. Physiotherapist and health ergonomist Katherine Lewis says: “Poor sleeping posture is often a direct cause of neck pain, particularly in individuals that wake up in the morning with neck stiffness and pain. Correct neutral spinal alignment is essential at night time to maintain healthy joints and soft tissue structures. Incorrect posture is often caused by using a pillow that forces your neck away from this midline position, either forwards (usually from a pillow that is too high) or backwards (from inadequate support or lack of pillow). Lying on your tummy where your neck is twisted excessively to one side should also be avoided. “Such poor sleeping postures will likely aggravate any existing neck condition, such as arthritis or whiplash associated disorders. It will cause postural or mechanical strain as the neck muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves are placed under abnormal stresses for a prolonged period of time. A pillow should support your neck into an optimal neutral posture, whether you sleep on your back or your side, for the entire sleeping period.” Katherine Lewis assessed pillows made by The Fine Bedding Company and her top three for a healthy and restful sleep are: Memory Foam and Goose Down Pillow (RRP £85.00 from Goulds) The revolutionary temperature-sensitive memory foam combined with white goose down for incredible comfort. The goose down layer provides ultimate softness whilst the memory foam gives the perfect level of support for your head, neck and shoulders. This pillow is covered with a 100% fine cotton striped and zipped cover for easy removal. Katherine Lewis says: “Good for those who want a softer pillow with more structure than goose down alone. Soft and malleable, good quality feeling.” Contoured Memory Foam Pillow (MRP £45.00 from purelivingcollection.com) The temperature sensitive memory foam moulds to the contours of your body, cradling your head and neck ensuring the optimum level of support and alignment throughout the night. Covered in soft cotton and rich velour cover, the pillow is non-allergenic. Katherine says: “This is a wonderful pillow: it is a fantastic shape to allow your neck to remain in a neutral posture when sleeping on your back or your side. It is very high quality memory foam that holds the required shape dictated by your own spinal posture. An amazingly good quality pillow that I would not hesitate to recommend to my clients.” Traditional Memory Foam Pillow (MRP £55.00 from House of Fraser) An ideal choice for those who require the support of a memory foam pillow combined but with the look of a traditional pillow. Fits standard sized pillowcase and non-allergenic. Katherine says: “A very high quality memory foam pillow providing excellent support for individual's who wish for a flat pillow. I would thoroughly recommend this pillow to my clients. The memory foam density is perfect for contouring to the individual’s shoulders, neck and head.” The Fine Bedding Company is a family owned business that has produced filled duvets and pillows for four generations. So this year give the gift of a good night’s sleep to your friends and family with a pillow from The Fine Bedding Company. Where to buy? Online: www.houseoffraser.co.uk, purelivingcollection.com, www.gouldsonline.co.uk, www.beales.co.uk In-Store: Leekes, Oldrids, Beales, Fenwicks,Goulds. Visit www.finebedding.co.uk for further information. - ends - ** www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2997609/Wayne-Rooney-need... About The Fine Bedding Company The Fine Bedding Company brand is owned by Trendsetter Limited, a family owned business that has produced filled duvets and pillows for four generations. The Fine Bedding Company brand is known and trusted nationally by retailers. Now ten years old, shoppers associate The Fine Bedding Company with product excellence and its brand recognition is continuing to grow as it expands its national in-store presence. Its range includes Perfect Balance, Spundown and Anti-Allergy and includes pillows, duvets, mattress toppers and protectors. Press enquiries: Michelle Redmond - Minx PR 020 8288 0849 / email@example.com Please call to enquire about samples, reader offers and competitions This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Minx PR in the following categories: Health, Home & Garden, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.