While lying on your back: Your head should rest on the headrest (#1) and your back on the thinner portion of the pillow (#2). The small of your back (lumbar curve) should be at the lower edge of the pillow. Make sure you don’t lie to low on the pillow.
Lying on your side: You can simply turn onto your side so the shoulder drops into the cutout (#4). Your head is again on the headrest (#3) just above the cutout, and most importantly, your side chest wall should rest on the thicker portion of the lower pillow (#5). The most common mistake is to NOT get your torso onto the thicker portion, thus defeating the purpose of the pillow.
Lying on your side: Slide the down arm through the cutout (#4) and under the pillow. There is a channel built into the pillow that reduces the amount of pressure on that arm. Again, the head rests on the headrest (#3) and the side chest wall on the thicker part of the lower pillow. Simply flip the pillow over to lie on your opposite side.
Lying With Your Partner
Two shoulder pillows can be placed side by side in various configurations to allow you to sleep comfortably with your partner. Experiment to find out what works best for you. We find that putting the two pillows together with the cutouts adjacent works great for snuggling with your partner on your sides and reduces that “dead arm” that you typically get in the middle of the night.
Getting Used To The Feel Of Your New Product
Keep in mind that it may take some “getting used to” your new Shoulder Pillow. The unique design is different than any pillow you’ve used before and your body needs to get accustomed to the new feel. It usually only takes a few nights!
Your new Shoulder Pillow may feel firm at first. The foam products that make up the pillow soften with use and body temperature. You will find the Shoulder Pillow gets even more comfortable as you “break it in”.
Experience a new level of restful sleep with a pillow unlike any you have ever owned.