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January 17, 2010


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Great Question. Determing the right size for a neck pillow is very important. Too many times, people use a neck pillow for sleeping, because it conforms to the bed size or because it looks good on their bed.

Choosing the right neck pillow is a personal choice- and it depends on a few things. First, what kind of pillow size are you using right now? If you are used to using a large size pillow, the linear gravity neck pillow Large. Often recommended for patients who are 6'0 ft and over or have a large muscular build. The large linear gravity measures 21" x 33". This is definitely a king size neck pillow.

However, if you are a petite framed person (5 Ft or less), or have a short neck, or you have a had a lot of sensitivity in the neck, the small linear gravity pillow may be what you need. The smaller linear gravity neck pillow is 23" x 17" . Often recommended for smaller adults, teens or children. Also it can be used for travel because it fits easily into a carry on suitcase.

Lie on the pillow itself. If you feel that your head and neck are pushed forward too much, then the pillow is too large for you. If it causes you pain and discomfort- it may be too large for you.

If you are still unsure, take the pillow to your Chiropractor or health professional and have them assess the neck pillow for you. They can look at the alignment of your head and neck to make sure it is a good fit for you.

For some patients who are petite framed, they still like to use a medium standard size pillow. That is okay as well. Again, it is whatever you are most comfortable with. The most popular selling size in the linear gravity neck pillow family is definitely the medium sized linear gravity neck pillow. Its dimensions are 20" x 26".

Anyways, I hope this helps you out. Please email us if you have any further questions regarding choosing the right neck pillow for you.

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Nice video, how do you determine which size is right for you?

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