What are the benefits of an orthopedic pillow?
The main advantage is that during sleep it supports the neck and head in the correct position. This relaxes the muscles and allows the blood to circulate normally and not stagnate. Thanks to this, you get a good night’s sleep, and in the morning you do not feel pain in your neck or back.
Feather pillows don’t have this effect, which can cause the neck vertebrae to twist, pinch nerves, or keep muscles tense all night.
Testing the orthopedic effect of the pillow is easy — just press on it. If it is rigid, then orthopedic. Soft pillows can not be called orthopedic.
Why is an orthopedic pillow uncomfortable?
A few reasons:
- Size — a pillow that is too small or too large will make you uncomfortable to sleep on.
- Height — incorrect pillow height does not allow the neck to hold the correct shape (the head is higher or lower than it should be).
- Adaptation — you need to sleep on the pillow for about a week, as the body must get used to the new sensations.
- Mattress — on a soft mattress, the pillow will sink a little and lose its orthopedic effect.
How to care for an orthopedic pillow?
With proper care, you can not only increase the life of the pillow, but also rid it of microorganisms, odors and dirt. It is important to operate the product in a special protective case that can be easily cleaned in the washing machine.
The way you clean your pillow depends on the type of materials used. The exact care instructions are always indicated on the product label.
Better for cleaning:
- use fewer chemical cleaners;
- do not dry the pillow in the sun;
- do not cover with other wet objects.
Depending on the material, it is recommended to clean the pillow at least once every 3–6 months.
Pillow memory foam
Pillow of a traditional classical form with Memory Foam effect is an elastic, high-tech material with medium hardness. Provides support for the neck and head, repeating their shape and forming the most natural curve of the spine. The material takes some getting used to as it evokes an unusual enveloping sensation.
Pillow with massage effect
Anatomic pillow with rollers relieves muscle tension and stress, maintains the cervical spine in the correct position and massages the skin, improving blood circulation. The product with the Memory Foam effect has the property of air exchange. And thanks to the hypoallergenic material, it is suitable for adults, children and allergy sufferers.
Pillow in the form of a wave
A pillow in the form of a wave with two rollers is good if you can not decide on the height of the product. Or periodically sleep in different rooms on mattresses of varying firmness. This product is ideal for restless people: today it is more comfortable for you to fall asleep on your back — the pillow turns with a low roller, and tomorrow you can fall asleep exclusively on your side — which means you use a higher roller.