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Bed too hard or not enough pillow?

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10 months 2 weeks ago
06/09/2009 - 12:06am
Bed too hard or not enough pillow?
Sometimes, when I stretch-lie on my side, my lower shoulder/arm will fall asleep.  Does this mean that my pillow is too thin, or does it mean the bed is too hard?  (Or perhaps something else entirely!)
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7 min 39 sec ago
09/10/2008 - 8:36pm
My first guess would be you need a higher pillow - you want your head and neck to be in line with your spine or even slightly higher (look at any reclining Buddha statue). If that doesn't work and you suspect your bed is too hard, try a soft foam or fleece layer to top your mattress. If that doesn't work, check your shoulder position relative to your body. My experience is that most positions for the lower shoulder work fine, but maybe yours is extremely forward or backward or splat under you?
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