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SleepOvation Pillow Review - 77 Tiny Pillows In One

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Pillows are like mattresses--they come in different firmnesses and materials, so it really comes down to what you like. I got to try SleepOvation's 77 Tiny Pillows In One Pillow, and I really like it.

The SleepOvation Pillow has 77 Tiny Pillows in One! And because these tiny pillows are able to adjust individually to the individual contours of your head and neck, it does an excellent job of providing support and keeping your head and neck in a neutral position.

Also by having 77 tiny pillows in one pillow, it allows air to flow throughout the pillow. So if you are like me, and you get hot when you sleep, this pillow does a great job of allowing air to flow and prevent hot spots.

Having a comfortable pillow that provides support and proper alignment of your head and neck is very important to the quality of your sleep. When we sleep, our bodies work to heal. So if you aren’t sleeping well, you will have a harder time healing.

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Wiivv 3D Printed Custom Insoles Review

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Custom shoe insoles can help relieve foot pain from plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, etc. Wiivv 3D prints their insoles so they match the unique properties of your feet, including differences from the left & right foot!

The customization process is done through the Wiivv smartphone app. It guides you through taking a series of pictures of each foot, and then the data is sent to Wiivv. Once Wiivv receives the photos, they make a model of your feet and then the custom insoles are 3D printed to match your feet.

The Wiivv custom insoles also have a shock absorbing heel cup for added comfort and are made with high-quality, yet minimal padding so they don't add unnecessary bulk to shoes.

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Don't Crack Your Knuckles! Try these Finger Exercises & Stretches Instead

In general, cracking your knuckles is not a bad thing, but having the urge to crack your knuckles a lot usually indicates a muscle imbalance or something is out of alignment. These finger stretches & exercises may help fix those issues.

Starting off with ball or towel squeezes and using a rubber band will help strengthen your flexor and extensor muscles of the fingers.

Active movement and stretches as your finger joints and opening and closing your hand as wide as you can will help keep the joints flexible and mobile to prevent cracking and popping.

Finally, wrist and finger stretches, like for your wrist flexors, help open up the whole arm to loosen them up. A reverse hand clasp and prayer stretch do a great job of loosening the forearms up as well.

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Don't Crack Your Back! Try these Back Exercises & Stretches Instead

Buy Back Cracking Alternative WorksheetIn general, cracking your back (or adjusting your back) is not bad if done correctly, but it's probably not fixing the issue causing the back pain. These back stretches & exercises target muscles that often cause back pain.

If you have certain diagnoses, you should not crack your back, so these stretches and exercises are a better alternative.

Bridges are a great way to start to loosen up your back and hips.

Stretches like single knee to chest, supine trunk rotation, and lower back stretching with a leg cross over will help relax tight back muscles that might be causing your back to be out of alignment.

Isometric exercises are a great way to not only strengthen your muscles, but also help adjust your joints if needed. Muscle energy techniques (MET) help to do this.

Finally, prone props should only be done if you know what your diagnosis is. They are good for disc issues, but not other ailments.

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