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

The term “memory” means “memory” – i.e. the foam contained in sleeping pillows has the property of always remembering its original shape and finding its way back to it after getting up. It is also known as viscoelastic polyurethane foam because it is firm 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 pain is often filled with cherry stones, millet or wheat. Sleeping pillows with spelled husks (i.e. the shell), on the other hand, are particularly suitable for counteracting neck pain. On the one hand, the grains are free-flowing, so that they adapt ideally to head movements at night and relieve the shoulders. On the other hand, they have the advantage that they absorb heat and transport it away – in case you sweat a lot in the head or neck area while sleeping.

Waterbeds have been around for a long time, but sleeping pillows made of water are still 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 gives back, side and stomach sleepers the opportunity to individually adjust the degree of firmness of their sleeping position. The pillow thus counteracts neck problems and supports healthy sleep. Especially if you move around a lot at night.

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