Many peo­ple know about the exis­tence of ortho­pe­dic pil­lows, but they believe that they are need­ed only for peo­ple who have osteo­chon­dro­sis or prob­lems with the spine. Let’s fig­ure out why and who needs ortho­pe­dic pil­lows.

An ordi­nary sleep pil­low per­forms one func­tion — sup­port­ing the head dur­ing rest, while an ortho­pe­dic pil­low is designed not only to sup­port the neck and head, but to pro­vide the per­son with the cor­rect com­fort­able posi­tion, with­out tip­ping or exces­sive bend­ing of the neck. Of the advan­tages of using ortho­pe­dic pil­lows, it is worth not­ing the nor­mal­iza­tion of blood cir­cu­la­tion, the reduc­tion in the fre­quen­cy of headaches, the main­te­nance of cor­rect pos­ture and the over­all improve­ment in human health due to qual­i­ty sleep. Thus, the use of spe­cial pil­lows will ben­e­fit any per­son, besides, ortho­pe­dic pil­lows have no con­traindi­ca­tions, except that your doc­tor will pro­hib­it its use due to prob­lems with the spine, but such cas­es are extreme­ly rare.

Yes, ortho­pe­dic pil­lows will not be as soft as feath­er pil­lows, but they should not. On the con­trary, the pil­low filler should be mod­er­ate­ly elas­tic, fol­low the con­tours of the neck and head and pro­vide uni­form sup­port in any posi­tion, which can­not be said about ordi­nary pil­lows, which have to be cor­rect­ed sev­er­al times a night, when chang­ing body posi­tion.

Such pil­lows can be of a spe­cial curved shape or square. And while wave pil­lows are made from a vari­ety of mate­ri­als, square pil­lows should only be made from mem­o­ry, tem­pu­ra, owl foam, or nat­ur­al latex.

By the way, about mem­o­ry or pil­lows with a mem­o­ry effect. Mem­o­ry Foam pil­lows (memem­o­ri­form) use a spe­cial filler that does not cre­ate back pres­sure on the neck and head, but pli­ant­ly takes their shape. The foam struc­ture of such pil­lows sags under the influ­ence of body heat only in those places where pres­sure is applied to them, while the rest of the pil­low remains elas­tic and seems to envel­op the head, del­i­cate­ly sup­port­ing it.

For exam­ple, the Trives T511M pil­low with mem­o­ry effect per­fect­ly per­forms all the func­tions of ortho­pe­dic pil­lows, in addi­tion, it has a pil­low­case impreg­nat­ed with aloe vera, the ben­e­fi­cial prop­er­ties of which are wide­ly known and remain for many wash­es. Aloe impreg­na­tion has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the skin, and the pil­low­case itself has a pleas­ant soft tex­ture.