Many a times we don’t sleep well because of the quality of the pillows we have. Science has done so much to fix that issue for us by creating orthopaedic pillows. These pillows can give any type of support to your body that you need, lumbar support, cervical support or spinal.
Types of orthopaedic pillows
The type of orthopaedic pillow will depend on the size and shape of the pillow.
- Cervical orthopaedic pillow has a curved deign which adapts to head, neck and shoulder contour for back sleepers and side sleepers. It is able to revitalize and relieve neck pain, frozen shoulder, stiff neck and headaches. Helps with snoring therefore you don’t have to disturb your travel mates on your travels.
- Wedge orthopaedic pillow is triangle shaped. The pillow is hugely multi-purpose and can be used for acid reflux symptoms and gastroesophageal reflux disease during sleep. It allows one to sleep in a diagonal position hence the multi-purpose effects it has.
- Lumbar orthopaedic pillow is a half-moon shaped pillow which is used at lower back comforting and relieving lumbar pain, which enables you to keep correct sitting down position. Multipurpose also since it can be used for leg elevation and neck support for relax and massage.
- Traditional travel neck orthopaedic pillow mostly a horseshoe shape for the neck contour. Can be used in office and but mostly by people travelling. As the name suggests travel neck pillow therefore it can mostly be used by people who are travelling especially on long journeys.
- Knee orthopaedic pillow are placed between legs and help in elevating lower body to keep straight side sleeping position. It is also called contour leg pillow and is shaped like an hour glass. Some of them can be unfolded and turned into leg spacers for greater blood circulation.
- Body orthopaedic pillow: it’s a long curved pillow, sufficient for head, neck, shoulders, back, lower back, legs and knees. It gives full comfort to the person and can be used to replace other pillows.
- Spinal support pillow: as the name suggests it is used to support the spinal cord which gives it cervical support while sleeping.
- Buckwheat orthopaedic pillow: it’s a pillow filled with buckwheat hulls. They have mouldable shape therefore they can adjust to any shape, be it your head, neck or shoulders.
What to look for in orthopaedic pillows
To get the best orthopaedic pillow you have to look for comfort and compactness. Sometimes they overfill the pillows that it becomes too hard. Durability and quality are also factors to look out for.