An orthopaedic pillow - what should it be able to do?

A pillow that is customised to your needs plays a key role when it comes to getting a good night's sleep and waking up relaxed. People often experience their bodies as less relaxed after sleep. Neck tension after sleep is particularly common.

A high-quality mattress and a suitable slatted frame and, above all, an orthopaedic pillow can ensure a more relaxed sleeping experience under certain conditions. The flexpillow is a special viscose pillow that takes orthopaedic considerations into account.

Tension - how does it develop and how can you relax during sleep?

Tension is caused by vertebrae, muscles, tendons and joints being forced into anatomically incorrect postures on a daily basis and often over long periods of time.

The sensitive neck and throat area in particular is easily strained when we sit at a desk for hours on end, often overstretching the vertebrae in our neck while looking at a screen.

Bedtime should be used to allow the entire spine to regenerate and relax. Whether this is possible depends on various factors. There are different sleeping positions. Essentially, a distinction is made between back sleepers and side sleepers.

Only a few people sleep on their stomach. However, the positions are often mixed and are not permanently maintained throughout the night. The position of the back, cervical spine and head is particularly important for relaxed sleep.

A neck support pillow - not every one allows for an anatomically correct posture

Orthopaedic pillows are designed to bring the neck area in particular into a position that prevents tension as far as possible. However, this does not always take into account the fact that the needs of back sleepers and side sleepers differ considerably in terms of a correct anatomical position.

If you sleep on your back, you should be able to lie flat with your head. This is the only way for the vertebral bodies to straighten up during sleep and slide back into their intended position. Side sleepers, on the other hand, are not served by lying flat on the surface. They need lateral support for the head so that the cervical vertebrae do not bend.

Many pillows focus on a very specific sleeping position. They either only allow an optimal sleeping position for side sleepers or for people who sleep in a supine position. If there is a change in sleeping position during sleep, which is very common, the cervical vertebrae will at least temporarily return to a tense position.

Flexpillow - a special orthopaedic pillow

This pillow enables anatomically correct positioning of the head and cervical vertebrae in any sleeping position. If you sleep on your back, the central recess in the pillow allows you to lie flat on the surface. This prevents hyperextension of the cervical vertebrae. Those who lie on their side benefit from the elastic visco foam, which provides optimum support for the head when lying on the side.

Made from the pleasant material viscose, Flexpillow is temperature-regulating and cooling. It offers side sleepers and back sleepers alike ideal opportunities to find a restful sleeping position and wake up in the morning without tension in the spine.

Sleeping with the innovative Flexpillow may require a certain familiarisation phase. This is made easier by the fact that a small neck support made of the same viscoelastic material can be used initially as required until the sleeper has become accustomed to lying flat in the supine position.

Is the flexpillow designed for back sleepers or side sleepers?

This special pillow is aimed at both side and back sleepers. Orthopaedic considerations went into the design: The pillow is designed to make it easy for the person lying on it to switch between different postures and to be able to lie optimally in both positions.

The pillow is suitable for back sleepers as it has a bulge in the centre. In the supine position, the sleeper does not lie on the pillow but in this indentation. When the back sleeper turns over, they can comfortably place their head on the pillow. Once your head is in the indentation, you may also be more likely to stay in this position as the pillow forms a barrier around your head in this way.

As a pillow for side sleepers, the flexpillow provides sufficient height for the sleeper's head to allow the neck and back to relax during sleep. Viewed from the side, the spine should not be curved at the neck, but should be level with the pillow.

Is it healthy to sleep on your back?

The concept on which flexpillow is based assumes that the supine position is best for the body. In this position, the spine is able to lie straight without a visco foam pillow for support. Side sleepers, on the other hand, need a pillow to avoid putting too much strain on the bones and muscles. Lying on your side without a pillow can therefore lead to discomfort in the back and neck.

Lying stretched out and straight on your back is a natural sleeping position for humans. However, not everyone is a back sleeper. However, side sleepers can learn to lie on their back (again). An orthopaedic pillow such as the flexpillow can help to support a relaxed sleeping posture.

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