Choosing A Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Lower Back Problems

Choosing A Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Lower Back Problems

Choosing A Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Lower Back Problems. A travel pillow is not just a reliable companion during long trips on an airplane or train. His Royal Highness himself, the Prince of Wales, has never gone anywhere without his heat-sensitive isotonic pillow in red tartan cover placed behind him to support his lower back while travelling.

If you or someone you know suffers from the same problem as Prince Charles, a memory foam travel pillow is especially helpful in keeping their spine properly aligned while sitting for more than an hour. Note three important tips when choosing a memory foam pillow.

Choosing A Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Lower Back Problems
Choosing A Memory Foam Travel Pillow For Lower Back Problems

Choose a travel pillow that allows air to flow through the memory foam.

The foam material molds to the natural curves of the neck and spine, yet feels firm enough to support the back when forced to stay in the same position for a long time.

However, it also tends to retain heat and absorb sweat from the skin. Therefore, the open-body travel pillow cools the skin around the neck and back while the world-weary traveler sleeps comfortably.

Choose an anti-stress nodule travel pillow.

Some pillows have a set of circular ridges that hit the correct points on the sleeper’s neck and back. These nodules are said to stimulate blood circulation, thus relieving sore muscles.

This also relieves pressure on the back while the passenger is sitting or reclining in the seat. Even when not in use while traveling, this pillow helps the body relax after a stressful day’s work.

Choose your travel pillow cover and contents carefully.

Some pillows have a removable cover that you can change to something made of pure cotton to avoid allergic reactions. Vinyl covers are also available to prevent dust mites from settling. In addition, choose a pillow with hypoallergenic foam to help rhinitis patients sleep better.

Heat sensitive foam is also called “slow spring back foam” that is designed to soften when exposed to body heat and mold to the shape of the body.

Low density foam is more responsive to pressure and returns to its original shape after the pressure is removed. More recently, third-generation types of memory foam contain gel or bamboo fibers that reduce the amount of heat the material retains. These fibers make the pillow respond to pressure and body heat faster and make it softer to the touch.