How Can Ear & Neck Pillows Benefit My Healing Journey?
An ear pillow enables a patient who has had surgical incisions done in the ears area (due to a face lift or neck lift) to sleep on her/his side without experiencing discomfort in the healing ear. The foam design of the ear pillow raises the ear from the bed and allows the ear to essentially “float” and not have any pressure or friction from the mattress or pillow. The hole in the middle of the pillow allows the ear to fit inside with ease and enables you to sleep on your side even if your ears may still be sore due to surgery. Patients often experience ear soreness and pain when trying to sleep or rest on their side due to the fact that incisions were made in front and behind the ears. Ear soreness and pain may continue for weeks, 1 month, or longer following a face lift. As a result, patients are not able to sleep on their side and need to continue sleeping on their backs until ear issues are no longer present. Ear soreness is frustrating to anyone for whom sleeping on one’s back is not the way she/he naturally sleeps. For this reason, the ear pillow can be a real godsend and save a patient from sleepless nights by enabling them to sleep soundly on their side and not worry about their achy ears.
Neck pillows help to stabilize the neck and head while resting and sleeping during recovery. A neck pillow can be a great addition to your healing journey because it provides neck support and reduces the strain on the head and neck muscles. As non-stop resting and sleeping (often in an elevated position) is required during the initial phase of recovery from different cosmetic procedures, having to remain in such a position for long periods causes patients to experience all kinds of muscle tension and aches and discomfort in the neck. This leads to patients having difficulties resting and sleeping properly during the initial phase of recovery and is a cause for frustration. For this reason, a neck pillow can be a real lifesaver by enabling you to have the pain-free rest that is crucial for healing. When it comes to facial cosmetic procedures, a neck pillow serves the important function of helping keep your head and neck steady and preventing them from unnecessarily moving side-to-side, bending back, or flopping off whenever you doze off or sleep. During the initial 1-2 weeks, it is important to avoid these head and neck movements for certain facial procedures because they can worsen your swelling and bruising, weaken your sutures, and put you at risk of bleeding and hematomas.
How Can Ear & Neck Pillows Benefit Me In My Everyday Life?
Beyond using an ear pillow during your recovery, this product is a great addition to your daily life whenever you have to be in bed for a long period of time and want to enjoy side sleeping without getting bed sores around the ear area that can occur when resting in the same position for a prolonged period of time. Similarly, a neck pillow can be enjoyed in your daily life to provide support and comfort to the neck and head while sitting, driving or lying down. Neck pillows are especially great for having while traveling in the car on long trips or flights on planes.