While classic sleeping pillows used to be made from real down feathers or synthetic materials such as polyester, many manufacturers now use new types of fillings such as viscoelastic gel foam, grains or even water. The orthopedic neck support pillows promise more comfort for back and side sleepers because they nestle ideally against the body and thus provide optimal support for the head and shoulders – so that you can sleep even better. How the fillings differ in detail and which pillow is most suitable for you is explained below.

The term “Memory” means “remembrance” – i.e. the foam contained in sleeping pillows has the property of always remembering its original shape and returning to it when you get up. It is also known as viscoelastic polyurethane foam because it is strong and elastic at the same time. For this reason, this filling can be found in numerous orthopedic neck pillows for side and back sleepers, as they adapt individually to the shape of the head and ensure an optimal sleeping position.

The classic grain pillow for treating abdominal discomfort is often filled with cherry stones, millet or wheat. Sleeping pillows with spelled husks (i.e. the husk), on the other hand, are particularly suitable for counteracting neck pain. On the one hand, the grains are free-flowing, so they adapt ideally to head movements at night and relieve the strain on the shoulders. On the other hand, they have the advantage that they absorb and transport away heat – if you sweat heavily in the head or neck area while sleeping.

Waterbeds have been around for a long time, but pillows made of water are still completely new on the market: The orthopedic head and neck support pillow consists of several layers, the core of which is a chamber filled with water – this can be filled or emptied via a valve. This means that back, side and stomach sleepers have the opportunity to individually adjust the firmness of their sleeping position. The pillow therefore counteracts neck pain and supports healthy sleep. Especially if you move around a lot at night.

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