How to choose an orthopedic pillow for sleep

neck support pillows

Before we go on to consider the properties, composition and types of orthopedic pillows that exist today, we will summarize some of what we said earlier about the principal differences between the latter and the old bedding of feathers and wool. So, that you do not have any questions about how to choose orthopedic pillows, let us recall their basic properties:

– Hypo-allergenicity, since their natural or artificial filler is no longer a favorable breeding ground for microorganisms, dust mites, molds and insect larvae.
– High level of comfort. Thanks to the fact that the material from which the tempur-pedic pillow is made is good for air, the head and face do not sweat during sleep, the skin breathes normally, and when you wake up, the person feels fresh and well rested.
– Preservation of the anatomically correct position of the neck and head during sleep. Orthopedic pillow is not in vain so called. Unlike the feather, it is punched only until the cervical vertebrae are on the same line with the spine, gently and resiliently supporting the head at this level.


Types of orthopedic pillows

We will discuss the question of how to choose an orthopedic pillow, in more detail, because the latter differ not only in value, but also in shape, size and types of fillers. One of the most accessible can safely be called a pillows, which have a filler material based on polyester, rolled in small balls, treated with silicone. When a person lays down on such a pillow, the balls spread out to the sides, supporting the neck and head in the right position. The material is absolutely hygienic, in addition, if necessary, this sleeping accessory can be washed in a conventional washing machine. Squeezed polyester cushions almost dry, so their subsequent drying is not wasted a lot of time. They are durable enough, the average life is about eight years, but choosing a pillow, you should pay attention to the quality of production: the seams should be strong, as can be judged by the length of the stitches. The more stitches are shorter, the better the stitch.