Buying an orthopedic pillow, you can be sure that during sleep breathing will be free, blood flow to the brain – normal. In addition, the use of an orthopedic pillow can effectively prevent the development of diseases of the cervical spine.
Orthopedic pillows differ in types of fillers, size and shape, as well as cost. The lowest price have pillows, the material for which is polyester rolled into small, silicone treated balls. When you lie down on such a pillow, it is the balls that keep your head and neck in the right position.
These pillows are washed in a regular machine. It does not take long to dry as the pillows are almost dry. Products are quite durable, on average they last eight years. When choosing a pillow in a store, pay attention to how the stitches are sewn in the product. The best quality seams have short stitches.
You can choose an orthopedic pillow made of latex foam. This cushion is more expensive because it has a special anatomical shape with rolls to support the neck. This product can serve for a very long time. Orthopedic pillows made of latex differ in height and rigidity. They are well suited for adults and children.
Another option is cushions made of technological fillers Memory Foam. These products can “memorize” the position of a person’s head during rest. The cushion does not exert pressure, softly supports the neck and head. The lack of pressure improves blood circulation, sleep becomes deeper and the number of turns in the sleep is reduced.
Very high quality pillows are made of polyurethane foam. They will delicately support your neck and head while you sleep. The products will serve you very long.
Polyurethane foam can be different degrees of elasticity, all depends on the type of pillow. You can easily choose the most suitable option for you. Buy orthopedic pillows in specialized stores. When making your choice, read the specifications carefully.
The height and stiffness of the pillow are always specified separately. The choice also depends on how you prefer to sleep. If you like to sleep on your back, choose an orthopedic pillow that is lower and stiffer. It will make you feel more comfortable sleeping on it. Those who like to sleep on the side should choose a softer, taller pillow.
Carefully choose the size of the pillow. To do this, measure the length of the shoulder – the distance from the articulation of the arm with the shoulder to the base of the neck. For adults, the pillows are available in two sizes, they differ in height of the roller – 10 and 14 cm. Patients with shoulder lengths from 14 cm should choose a roller with a height of 14 cm. Stop at the 10 cm high roller if the shoulder length is 10-14 cm.
During the first few days you may feel a little uncomfortable falling asleep, but later you will get used to it and feel how much better to sleep on an orthopedic pillow.