If it is sim­ply pleas­ant to sleep on an ordi­nary down pil­low, then on an ortho­pe­dic pil­low it is also good for health. The right pil­low makes you for­get about back pain and relieves fatigue.

The anato­my of the human body is such that in the supine posi­tion, the cer­vi­cal spine curves unnat­u­ral­ly. Nerve end­ings are pinched, blood cir­cu­la­tion is dis­turbed and in the morn­ing you wake up with pain in your neck

An ordi­nary pil­low pro­vides sup­port for the head and neck, but it can­not help a per­son to take the most cor­rect posi­tion. Over time, even in an absolute­ly healthy per­son, the cer­vi­cal ver­te­brae will begin to deform and chron­ic fatigue will appear.

So that sleep was tru­ly healthy and ortho­pe­dic pil­lows were cre­at­ed. Thanks to this pil­low:

  • mus­cles are com­plete­ly relaxed
  • body load is even­ly dis­trib­uted
  • blood sup­ply improves
  • reduced chance of snor­ing

Pil­low fill­ing is the main thing on which firm­ness, elas­tic­i­ty and com­fort depend.

Anatom­ic pil­low from Mem­o­ry — they have a mem­o­ry effect and per­fect­ly adapt to the indi­vid­ual char­ac­ter­is­tics of the struc­ture of the body, and there­fore allow you to achieve max­i­mum relax­ation in your sleep.

Mem­o­ry pil­lows are slight­ly soft­er than latex ones. The head falls into them, encoun­ter­ing absolute­ly no resis­tance. That is why mem­o­ry foam pil­lows are often used as anti-decu­bi­tus pil­lows.

Basic pil­low shapes

The shape of the ortho­pe­dic pil­low can be absolute­ly any, the main thing is to be com­fort­able

  • Clas­sic rec­tan­gu­lar pil­low — The ortho­pe­dic effect is achieved here due to the elas­tic filler.

  • Pil­low with two cush­ionsMost pop­u­lar option. If you want to sleep on your back, turn the pil­low over with a low roller towards you. If on the side, then with a high roller it will be more com­fort­able

Pillow stiffness

There are 3 main cat­e­gories of ortho­pe­dic pil­lows:

  • tough
  • medi­um hard­ness
  • soft

The choice of stiff­ness is influ­enced by the sleep­ing posi­tion.

Soft pil­lows are suit­able for those who sleep on their stom­ach and back, medi­um hard­ness — on their side.

Pillow height and size

The size of the pil­low should be such that only the head and neck fit, but not the floor of the body.

Rec­om­mend­ed sizes of ortho­pe­dic pil­lows:

  • 40x60 cm. - suit­able for men and women of medi­um and large build
  • 30x50 cm. - suit­able for frag­ile, petite women, teenagers
  • 20x30 and 30x40 cm. — pil­lows for young chil­dren

The height of the pil­low is select­ed based on the soft­ness of the mat­tress, the pos­ture dur­ing sleep and the width of the shoul­ders.

Approx­i­mate pil­low height depend­ing on the posi­tion dur­ing sleep

on the back - height 6–10 cm

on the side - height 10–14 cm

on the stom­ach - height 6–8 cm

For those who like to sleep on their side, you can cal­cu­late the height of the pil­low like this: mea­sure the dis­tance from the neck to the edge of the shoul­der with a ruler — this is the height that the ide­al pil­low should be.