My Case Against Pillows

About two years ago, I ditched my pillow because I discovered that it was causing 90% of my neck issues. (Click HERE to read more about how pillows affect your alignment when you sleep).

I have learned that pillows are good at one thing, putting the neck out of alignment.

Now that I know what I know, I have a case against pillows. I wish pillows were not in my house—but they are. My almost 6-year-old loves her cat pillow and has been using a pillow for over four years. When she was younger I didn’t know what I know now.

Well, now I do know better.

I recently made my three youngest children their own pillows. Here are the do it yourself instructions for making an alignment friendly pillow.

Cut out two pieces of fabric about 12 X 18.  However, you can make it any size.

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Fold a piece of batting in half and cut it ½ inch smaller than your fabric.

Place a piece of fabric on top and underneath the batting and sew around the corners.

Add a few stitches in the middle to keep the batting in place.

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Now when my kiddos lay their heads down at night, their necks stay in good alignment. My cause against pillows has made the most impact on the fluid build-up that my son always used to have in his ears.   After a few weeks of using his new alignment pillow, he has no fluid in his ears.

Pillows are a part of our culture, so by making my own for my children they are still “normal” and aligned.

Here are my twins Ellianna and Elsa trying them out.

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About christinamroz

Believer that anyone at any age and with any abilities can move their body. Foot & Core Expert. Alignment Nerd. Yoga/Fitness Instructor & Trainer. Mother of 4 active children.
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