Insomnia can have a multitude of causes. Thus insomnia treatments vary greatly. In this article we will examine the inability to fall asleep stemming from discomfort caused by bad sleeping positions.
Poor resting posture can lead to aches and pains as well as restlessness. Often times, unexplained back pain, aches and sore muscles are caused by sleeping awkwardly. So for some people falling asleep and resting throughout the night is just a matter of finding a better way to get comfortable.
While this is not guaranteed to work for everyone, here is one of many insomnia treatments that a large number of people say has worked wonders for them. What is this amazing solution? It is memory foam.
This “amazing” sleep aid is comprised of several components, the most notable one being polyurethane. It is dense yet flexible, and was designed to help astronauts combat the G-force experienced during takeoff. While this cushioning device never made it in the capacity for which it was created, it has found a second and more productive role.
After performing favorably in a series of test studies, the memory foam was used to bring relief to patients suffering for bed sores and other aches associated with long stints in bed. Remember that this implement was devised by NASA. Thus you can guess that it had a high price tag. The cost made it impractical for wide spread use. However, the development of similar foam products at much more affordable prices have brought about the use of memory foam by the general public.
Not only is this foam used in pillows, but also in mattresses and devices designed to support the back. This brings us back to our original purpose. Memory foam pillows and mattresses have proven effective as a posture related insomnia treatment. There’s no guarantee, but these items might work for you.
Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper
With a 3 Inch Thick, 4 Pound Density Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper, you can instantly make any mattress more restful, comfortable and supportive in sagging areas of mattress. The memory foam conforms to your body perfectly and reduces pressure points that cause you to toss and turn, so you sleep better.
The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow By Coop Home Goods
Down Pillows lack the support needed for many sleepers which often leads to neck pain. Memory Foam can suffer from heat buildup from the lack of airflow. Also, you’re not able to adjust the pillow from how it comes molded. If the pillow is too thick or too thin, you’re out of luck.
The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow allows the sleeper to thin out or fluff up for more support so that every user can find the perfect support and height for stomach, back and side sleepers. It also allows far more air circulation compared to standard memory foam. The Bamboo fabric and Memory Foam makes thesepPillows Hypoallergenic and Dust Mite resistant.
Sleep Innovations Contour Memory Foam Pillow
The therapeutic design of the Sleep Innovations Contour Memory Foam Pillow adapts to your head, neck and shoulders to provide the enhanced support and gentle alignment you need, plus the comfort you want. Choose between the higher contour or the lower contour for the support that feels best to you. The pillow promotes proper spinal alignment, and relieves neck, shoulder and back pain by allowing neck and shoulder muscles to fully relax.
Sleep Innovations SureTemp Memory Foam retains shape for continued support throughout the night. It enables you to sleep more deeply and wake up with less pain and stiffness.
Foam Wedge Bed Pillow
In order to give you a new level of comfort, the InteVision Foam Wedge Pillow a layer of memory foam on top of the highly resilient base foam. This design approach enables the wedge pillow to have the desired cushion while still providing gentle support to elevate the upper body or legs, or to use as a trunk stabilizer for side-lying position. It is designed for patients with acid reflux, problem breathing, poor circulation, back or neck problems. Can also be used for foot or leg elevation. This pillow provides a comfortable, gradual slope and uses gravity to keep reflux down and airways open.
You may also wish to purchase hypoallergenic pillow cases for your new pillow.