The Advantages of Memory Foam Pillows

Along with the success of mattresses and mattress pads made of memory foam came the advent of the memory foam pillow. Made of the same gel-like polyurethane compound that both cushions and supports the contours of your body, memory foam pillows are a great way to rest your neck and head. Say goodbye to neck aches, both at home and on the road. With a memory foam pillow, you can say goodbye to a lot of the neck aches and cranial pressure points associated with regular cotton pillows. Memory foam pillows come in a variety of shapes and thicknesses.

A memory foam contour pillow, often called a Swedish neck pillow, is filled with thousands of microscopic “cells” that can deform under pressure. When you rest your neck, shoulders, or head on it, the air in the deformed cells moves to neighboring cells, creating contours that obey your shape. Many manufacturers of memory foam mattresses and mattress pads offer memory foam pillows as well. They range in price from $20 to $120; ask your local or online dealer for their prices.

Just as with all memory foam products, memory foam pillows vary in density. They can come as low as 2.5 pounds per cubic foot, or as high as 5.3 pounds per cubic foot. Since your head weighs less than your body, you’ll probably want a mid-range density material: somewhere between 3.5 and 4.5-weight.

When you’re on the road, in a train, or flying, try taking a memory foam travel pillow with you. These can either be rectangular like a regular pillow, or U-shaped, to wrap behind your neck. The U-shaped version will keep your head from falling and causing cricks in the neck, while providing plenty of healthy support for the small bones of your face. If you don’t have the strength or space available to pack your memory foam mattress pad into a duffel bag and tote it around, you can still take the comfort and support of memory foam to go, with a very portable memory foam pillow.

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