Memory Foam Pillows - Are
They For You?
Memory foam pillows can help you to get a
really good night’s sleep, even if you are prone to allergies. That’s
because, unlike standard pillows, the space age material of memory foam is
resistant to dust mites, which are the leading cause of most allergies. At
the same time, these unique pillows offer the ultimate in support as they
conform to the shape of your head.
First created in the 1960’s by NASA, memory
foam quickly began to gain popularity among bedding manufacturers who
recognized its particular benefits. The supple polyurethane foam bends and
molds to the shape of anything that is pressed against it. In the case of
pillows, this means moving with your head and neck to provide support
exactly where you need it most.
The result is a pillow that helps to
promote proper alignment of the spine, which in turn alleviates chronic
back, neck and joint pain that many individuals experience when sleeping on
a standard pillow. Memory foam pillows can actually help to cut back on your
medical expenses by correcting the source of your pain. You never know.
As if pain relief wasn’t enough of a
benefit, memory foam also gives you relief from allergies by reducing your
exposure to dust mites. The stuffing of standard pillows provides the
perfect breeding ground for dust mites and that means increasing your
exposure to these common allergens. Considering the fact that we spend
nearly 1/3 of our lives sleeping, ensuring that your bed and bedding is
allergy free is extremely important. Even though they reduce the amount of
allergens we still recommend you encase them with
dust mite proof pillow
covers. Our customers tell us the 100% cotton covers work great.
And for those who are concerned about the
environment, there are even memory foam pillows that are specially
manufactured to eliminate the use of chemicals. This not only prevents you
from inhaling potentially toxic fumes but also keeps those fumes from being
released into the environment where they can do even more damage.
Of course, for all of the advantages to
these alternative pillows, there are some disadvantages as well.
Unfortunately, memory foam is sensitive to temperature extremes, which can
cause it to lose its flexibility. Very hot or cold temperatures can cause
the foam to harden, making it unable to provide the unique support that you
Memory foam pillows also tend to wear out
quicker than their standard counterparts, which means you’ll probably have
to replace your pillow more often. This can be an issue as these pillows can
be quite pricey compared to standard bed pillows. For individuals who suffer
from neck and back pain, the price can be well worth it but their limited
durability is still something to consider.
There is no reason to live with
debilitating pain. Many people get a good night’s sleep and improve their
health at the same time with the use of a memory foam pillow. Maybe it can
provide you with exactly the support you need so that you can sleep soundly
and wake up feeling better.
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store