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Updated on May 20, 2012

Memory Foam Pillows and Their Benefits

You may have heard about memory foam pillows and how great they are. An increasing number of consumers are going crazy over these items because they seem to be really beneficial. The testimonials sound really convincing and you may simply feel like trying one yourself. However, before jumping onto the bandwagon, it would help to get to know these pillows first and what they are truly made of.

Memory foam is how you call the material these super pillows are made from. Whether you believe it or not, said material is actually a technological by-product of NASA. It was initially developed to minimize the G force effects on astronauts. The memory foam was utilized to reduce pressures on the astronauts’ bodies and give them sufficient support during take off and landing.

Not long after the success in spaceships, memory foam pillows appeared on the market. As the memory foam was successful in giving comfort to the astronauts going to and coming from outer space, how could it not make you comfortable in your room? The material has been found to be effective in reducing a person’s tossing and turning during sleep by up to a whopping 80 percent, and it has certainly taken the market by storm.

Among the many known benefits of using pillows made from memory foam are:

  • Head -- The pillows prevent you from having migraines, tinnitus, jaw aches, teeth grinding, and headaches.

  • Neck -- Since the pillows can help in aligning your neck properly, you can feel less pain along your vertebrae. You will also less likely suffer from chronic inflammatory arthritis and numbness.

  • Shoulders – The pillows can also decrease the occurrence of fibrositis and syndrome of frozen shoulders.

  • Arms—They prevent the development of dead hand disorders and other elbow and hand pains.

  • Ribs -- Pillows made from memory foam also improve one’s breathing and reduce the risk of any respiratory problems.

  • Back -- They benefit both the lower and upper back because they help maintain the proper alignment of the spine, preventing you from developing scoliosis, sciatic pains, and other joint pains at the back.

These are just some of the popular benefits of using memory foam pillows. Many could attest to their effectiveness and if you have been suffering from some pains that were mentioned above, perhaps trying these pillows could give you a better option of having a more restful sleep.


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      Alex Jose 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks ruby for the comment.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Good to know. They sure do make a difference. Time to try a new kind. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Alex Jose 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and reading this hub.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      This is really good information. One of those things you always hear about but never know if they're worth it or not. Thank you for this information, now I may have to try it! Voted up and useful.

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      Aleean 5 years ago

      Thanks for the appreciation..

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I have a neck pillow and I have using one for the last 10 years. Before, I had a constant stiff neck and I was amazed how easy it was to be totally rid of a stiff neck, even having to pay $100 for each pillow, ouch!

      Thank you for following me, I'll be following you.

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      RC Cooper 5 years ago from Michigan

      My fiance loves her memory foam pillow.