PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dr. Mary Side Sleeper Pillow, now available at McRoskey Mattress in Palo Alto, reduces neck and shoulder stress through exceptional support and by contributing to normal spine alignment. That's according to Dr. Chuck Fulanovich, DC, FASBE of Palo Alto Chiropractic Offices, a specialist in spinal biomechanics. The Dr. Mary, a boomerang-shaped pillow, was developed specifically for the side sleeper by noted sports chiropractor Dr. Mary Collings of Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Fulanovich explains that sleeping positions greatly influence neck and shoulder-related stress. "As part of my initial consultation I ask about sleeping posture – side, back or stomach. I also ask about the age of their mattress and what type of pillow they use. All three are important for good rest and proper spinal support."
"I recommend side sleeping for better rest and spine alignment. This is especially true when sleeping on a good mattress and using the right pillow, such as the Dr. Mary Side Sleeper pillow." He adds, "I personally sleep on a McRoskey mattress and am a recent convert to the Dr. Mary after many years of using a memory foam pillow."
He notes that the Dr. Mary pillow supports the head and cradles the head and that its unique shape allows sleeping on the left or right side and provides an extra cushion to lean against to prevent flipping onto the back.
Dr. Fulanovich offers these tips for improved side-sleeper alignment:
- Draw knees into semi-fetal position to take stress off lower back.
- Place arm on hip while lying on side to relax neck muscles when going to sleep.
The Dr. Mary is one of several custom pillows available at McRoskey Palo Alto's Pillow Bar, the only Pillow Bar on the West Coast. For more information about the Dr. Mary Side Sleeper Pillow, visit: http://www.mcroskey.com/dr-mary-side-sleeper-pillow.shtml.
About McRoskey Mattress Company
Family owned and operated, the McRoskey Mattress Company has been handcrafting mattresses and box springs in San Francisco, California since 1899. McRoskey mattresses are available in standard and custom sizes and has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. In addition to mattress and box spring sets, McRoskey sells fine French blankets, luxurious down pillows and duvets, shipping worldwide. www.McRoskey.com or Facebook or Twitter: @McRoskey.
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