It seems crazy that something you spend ⅓ of your life doing is also something that you likely know very little about. You know that it is essential and that you should probably get more. You know that you feel better and can focus better on the next day’s challenges and activities when you have a restful night. But have you ever wondered how sleep actually works? Or what is REM, and why it is so important? Read on to find out more.
If you are human, you’ve most likely struggled with your pillow at some point. Perhaps you woke up feeling sore, exhausted, or just had an irritating crick in your neck that wouldn’t go away for hours. This poor sleep quality probably sent you on a search for the perfect pillow. If you are anything like me, you’ve invested hundreds of dollar over the years in pillows that just don’t seem quite right and never give you that good nights sleep you’ve been craving. There may be a new solution to your problem. Here are just a few reasons to consider buying a water pillow today.
What is a water pillow?
When you hear “water pillow” you probably conjure up images of the squishy, sloshy, slightly uncomfortable water beds that peaked in popularity in the 1980s. Fortunately, these pillows are nothing like the rather impractical water bed. Water pillows, at first glance, look like ordinary pillows made from varying materials such as cotton, memory foam and polyester fiber. They have an easily accessible pocket on the inside, surrounded by a layer of padding, that can be filled with water.
What makes it better?
So why would you want to take the leap and invest in a water pillow over a traditional down or memory foam pillow? Over time, regular pillows begin to lose their shape and firmness and require constant fluffing or have to be replaced frequently. Water pillows, because their primary filling is made up of adjustable water levels never become flat or lumpy. Meaning they always keep your head at the same level. Night after night. No sinking or uncomfortable angles to speak of.
The water reservoir can be adjusted according to your personal sleep preference depending on whether you like a firmer or softer pillow. The liquid won’t compress but will conform to your head and cradle your neck which most other pillows aren’t capable of accomplishing simultaneously.
Benefits of a water pillow
It helps you feel more refreshed
Tossing and turning throughout the night in order to find a comfortable position on your pillow can leave you feeling drained and like you barely slept when you wake up. The right pillow can change all of that. Water pillows ensure a personalized sleep experience that can ensure your pillow will never be the cause of a middle-of-the-night wake up again. This means you’ll be refreshed and invigorated and ready to tackle the day each morning
It prevents aches and pains
Any job can be hampered by aches and pain in your neck and shoulders. Whether you sit at a desk or do physical labor, your productivity is bound to decrease if you are constantly plagued by knotted muscles. When you adjust your water pillow according to your sleep preference and the unique curve of your neck, you are ensuring a better alignment of your neck, head, and spine that won’t change throughout the night. Plus, you can stop waking up with chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain which improves your overall quality of life.
It’s perfect for any type of sleeper
If you’re a side, back, stomach sleeper, or even all three, you will love the versatility of the water pillow. Since it conforms to any shape, you can lay on it any way you like and it will support you without fail.
It improves your skin
Normal pillows press into your face and create fine lines and imprints in your skin that can lead to wrinkles, itching, dry skin and increase the appearance of aging. This tension is eliminated by the water pillow since it conforms to the contours of your face and minimizes pressure along with other topical discomforts.
It stays put
If your pillow always somehow seems to end up on the floor or at the foot of your bed in the morning, you are probably an active sleeper. Unfortunately, this nocturnal activity means that you are often left sleeping without a pillow which can be just as detrimental as sleeping with the wrong one. Since the water pillow weight significantly more than the average pillow (water isn’t exactly light) it will stay in place even during nighttime shifting and repositioning.
So should you buy a water pillow?
Honestly, it comes down to preference and your current sleeping contentment. If you hate your pillow and have been unable to find a comfortable and affordable solution that suits multiple sleeping styles, the water pillow is for you.
Have you ever tried a water pillow? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below