On average we spend 25 years of our lives tucked up in bed, so even if you’re not suffering from neck pain now, making the change to a memory foam pillow and reducing the risk of future suffering is a no-brainer.
But what are the benefits of memory foam pillows and are they really worth it?
Many people are drawn to soft feathery pillows hoping that they will help to induce a heavenly night’s sleep. But these squishy pillows do not always support your neck and upper back sufficiently, and ultimately can result in upper body aches and pains.
What is a Memory Foam Pillow?
Memory foam pillows are made from viscoelastic foam which softens when pressure and heat is applied. They mould to the shape of your head, neck and shoulders for personalised support.
Unique Benefits of Memory Foam Pillows
Unlike regular pillows, memory foam offers superior comfort and pressure relief, perfect for those who struggle with neck, shoulder and back pain.
Take a look at some of the top benefits of foam:
1. Supports Your Head and Neck
Thanks to its visco elastic properties, memory foam moulds to the shape of your head and neck, providing perfect support and luxurious comfort personalised for you.
2. Cushions Pressure Points
By cradling your head and upper body and distributing your weight evenly on the pillow, orthopaedic memory foam pillows provide high levels of pressure relief and support.
3. Aligns Neck and Spine
Memory foam supports the natural curve of your neck and helps to keep your spine in natural alignment. Spine Health’s number one tip to prevent neck pain is to choose a pillow which ‘keeps your cervical spine in neutral alignment’, so a memory foam pillow is just what the doctor ordered.
4. Helps You Relax
Just like memory foam mattresses, these pillows allow hard-working neck and upper back muscles to fully relax and recover, free from strain and pressure. This is particularly important if you do a lot of sports or work at a desk all day.
5. Naturally Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic and antibacterial, perfect for asthma sufferers, allergy sufferers and general pillow hygiene. Unlike traditional feather pillows with lots of gaps for creatures and dust to hide in, the tightly packed construction of memory foam helps to deter dust mites and the growth of bacteria or mould.
Combined with a memory foam mattress topper, these make for the perfect healthy sleeping environment.
6. Eases Snoring
Memory foam pillows help ease snoring by keeping your neck raised, clearing your airways and enabling you to breathe more easily. Essential for disgruntled partners!
7. Different Types of Pillow Shapes Available
Our pillows are available in two different shapes to accommodate your sleeping style;
- Contour memory foam pillows are perfect for side sleepers
- Traditional memory foam pillows are suitable for all types of sleepers
Find more tips on how to sleep on a contour memory foam pillow.
8. Cooling Sleep
Memory foam isn’t as hot and stuffy as you may think. Make sure your head doesn’t get too warm in the night, thanks to our temperature-controlling Coolmax covers.
Sleep comfortably with our 4G Aircool memory foam pillows - featuring an open-cell foam structure for increased airflow.
9. Easy to Care For
Memory foam pillows are low maintenance and naturally return to their original shape in the morning which means no more fluffing pillows.
Find out how to wash your memory foam pillow here.
10: Suitable for all Sleeping Positions
Whether you’re a back sleeper or side sleeper, a memory foam pillow could do wonders for your sleep. Side sleepers may want to opt for a contoured design for extra support and cushioning around the shoulders.
11: Helps Reduce Sleep Apnea
12: Long Lasting Support
Last but not least, memory foam is durable and long-lasting. A quality memory foam pillow could last up to 3 years!
Are There Any Memory Foam Pillow Disadvantages?
While some people think memory foam can get too hot in the night, in reality, advances in foam technology have resulted in many cooling memory foam options.
Memory foam pillows are also not suitable for very young children.
Best Memory Foam Pillows on a Budget
Ready to choose a pillow? All of our memory foam products are manufactured in the UK so we can provide direct-to-consumer prices to our customers.
Buy a memory foam pillow here.