Soft ventilated Memory foam pillows ( Visco-Elastic-Polyurethane ) are considered by many to offer the best in comfort and luxury for a variety of needs. No matter what type of pillow you are looking for you are sure to find that more and more of the offerings available use this fantastic material for there unique moulding properties.
The technology behind the foam was first created way back in the early 60’s for the astronauts of NASA, a point that many individuals are unaware of. Since then manufacturers have used memory foam to offer a variety of bedding products from pillows, mattresses and more coming in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Once considered to be only affordable for those who robbed a bank!, prices have continued to drop for this unique property making them cheap and affordable for any consumer no matter what budget you have in mind. With a variety of sizes and shapes ranging from those aimed at infants and toddlers to others aimed at the adult market you are sure to find the right product for your needs.
How do they work?
What gives these memory pillows there unique abilities is the fact that they are very sensitive to heat. Unlike standard foam variants, when heat is applied molecules in the foam give way in that particular area offering the contoured support that is unique to each individual. When no heat is present in a specific area you will find the foam moulds back to it’s original contour meaning you no longer have to air out your pillow when you change position at whilst sleeping.
What benefits can you expect from such a pillow?
The benefits with a memory foam pillow are numerous with he main selling point being that they offer the best in comfort due to there moulding qualities. Compared to conventional pillows they have the ability to snap back to there original shape making them a great investment for those wanting a pillow that will last for years to come. For those that suffer from common neck and back problems, a memory support pillow insures no pressure points are present on the body whilst you sleep thus minimizing or eliminating aches and pains that develop with standard pillows such as neck or back pain.
Finding the right density of foam…..
All memory foam pillows come with a density rating. The choice is yours when making this decision although I do recommend that if possible you check a pillow up close and personal to get a feel of what density is best for your needs. Density ranges range from 1-5 with 5 being the firmest and 1 being the softest. The average consumer sticks with a density between 3-4.
The many types of Visco Memory Foam pillows available
So what varieties of pillow are available that utilize this amazing technology? Well, the answer in short is many! Lets take a look at some of the most popular offerings available that have recieved numerous positive reviews and customer feedback. Whether you are looking for a pillow for kids, adult, young or old the selection is large and varied.
Your Bog Standard Contour Wedge Pillow
As you can see in the picture above this is your standard contour pillow that is widely available n stores online and offline. The wave contour makes them perfect for those that are side sleepers as well as those who enjoy sleeping on there back. As you can see in the photo, one wave is higher than the other with the higher wave being the place your head rests while your neck is supported with the smaller wave. With the head being the heaviest part the compensated higher wave means that once the foam moulds to the shape your spinal alignment will be perfectly aligned. In simple terms neck, lower and upper back pains and aches will be eliminated making them one of the best memory foam neck pillows around.
The Memory Foam Body Pillow
As implied by there name these pillows offer full body support. Typically these offerings are large in size and also come in standard foam variants as well as fibre filled. What makes these pillows great is that they can be used in a variety of ways to offer the support you need making them an all in one solution for many consumers. For those who are pregnant a pregnancy body pillow allows you to sleep in comfort whilst having the right stomach and back support in later stages of pregnancy as well as acting as a nursing pillow for babies. A popular choice amongst side sleepers, back sleepers and stomach sleepers too.
Travel pillows for those on the move or at work!
Coming in a U shaped design these offerings insure you have the right support for your head and neck area whilst traveling or seating in the upright position. Although inflatable and fibre filled types are considerably cheaper, they don’t offer the luxurious benefits that a memory foam equivalent offers. Popular brands to consider include SilverRest and PureRest who have a range of such foam travel pillows that have received numerous awards and positive reviews online.