We’ve written in the past about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep to beat stress . We’ve also written about how a good pillow can make a huge difference in our sleep patterns. But, we recognize that choosing the right pillow can be difficult, especially when trying to choose between pillows that cost $40 or more.
We’ll give you our own, very biased opinion, and suggest that you try the Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow .
First, this is a water pillow, meaning that the pillow has a refillable bladder inside. This bladder can be easily filled or emptied to achieve the level of firmness that’s perfect for you . Filling the pillow is very easy, especially when using a carafe from a coffee maker. It’s very important after filling the water pillow to squeeze the excess air out. The instructional video on our website for the Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow shows how to fill the pillow properly.
Second, a water pillow warms more evenly during the night compared to conventional pillows. This means that when you move around, your head and neck will not encounter cold spots that can disturb your sleep. This may sound trivial. In fact, you may not be aware of the hot/cold spots on your pillow. But, even minor, frequent disturbances in our circadian rhythm can manifest themselves in the morning as tiredness and fogginess, which in turn affects our performance throughout the day.
Third, this water pillow is a “flat” pillow. Meaning that the pillow allows for both face up and side sleeping positions. This also means that the pillow easily adjusts in real time to the contours of your head and neck, resulting in a perfect “cradle” for your head and neck. Plus, this “cradle” will exist no matter how your head contacts the pillow.
Interestingly, several clinical studies have shown that a water pillow can reduce pain intensity and improve the quality of sleep in folks with chronic cervical pain. The most often cited study is this one performed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This is in keeping with our policy of finding only the best products that are supported by clinical data.
So, if you’re having trouble sleeping, and you’re looking for a new pillow, try our Chiroflow Waterbase Pillow. Compared to the cost of a new mattress, this fully adjustable water pillow is a great option if you’re having trouble sleeping. Give it a try!