The Posture Med Pillow Is A Healthy & High Performance Memory Foam Pillow
Premium quality and American Manufactured to precise specifications, the Posture Med Pillow improves support, giving greater pressure point relief, superior weight distribution, and better durability over standard memory foam pillows, without harsh and harmful chemicals.
Measures 20" L x 15" W with 4" and 5" contour lobes. Fitted Cotton/Poly blend cover included. The functional height depends on your weight as the pillow reacts to allow maximum postural alignment and is designed for both back and side sleeping positions. Most will use the 4 inch side, however, some like the feel of the 5 inch lobe. Because the contours are shaped differently, some find the higher side is better for side sleeping or for use on the back as a therapy pillow. Do what works best for you. Replacement Covers
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PostureGel Open Cell Memory Foam with an ergonomic design formulated for optimum therapeutic benefit; the pillow is highly recommended for sensitive neck pain conditions. The foam is 100% Made in the USA and incorporates a combination of properties that provide the perfect blend of support and comfort. You will not find any sand or other filler, seen in cheap, high production imported memory foam, the PostureMed uses only high quality, super clean foam, certified for better health, superior performance and durability.
By reacting to your specific neck and head features, the Posture Med surrounds your spine with comforting PostureGel Open Cell Memory Foam and allows maximum postural strain and inflammatory pain relief. Many memory foam pillows use a high density with loads of harmful chemicals that forces your neck to conform to the pillow. The density of these pillows allows them to become too stiff when cooler temperatures exist and are slow to react to movements. By using state of the art materials with specifically formulated qualities such as density, percent of indent force deflection, tear strength and elongation percentage, the PostureMed Pillow often succeeds where other pillows fail.
Superior Performance & No Harmful Chemicals
As compression increases, the PostureMed Pillow improves thermoconductivity to remove heat more efficiently. The unique non-molded, open cell design supports air and moisture movement creating a cooler night's sleep with improved blood flow and oxygen exposure.
The compression abandons typical slow reacting, long compression properties for a quicker reacting support that rapidly accommodates and changes. The memory foam reacts more like higher quality latex, yet retains the soothing adapting and conforming qualities of memory foam. Testing shows improvement in cooling and compression properties that can be felt. Cleaner foam results in a longer lasting more durable pillow, without using a mold.
Health Benefits of PostureGel Memory Foam
The CertiPUR-US seal indicates the PostureMed Pillow has been tested and certified to meet specific criteria for physical performance, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship.
Stay Fresh Technology means the materials are hypo-allergenic and non-toxic. This technology reduces the harsh chemicals associated with memory foam products and uses pure baking soda to maintain freshness.
The more chemicals put into a pillow, the less it can use it's natural materials for support and comfort. By eliminating many harmful and potentially dangerous chemicals from the manufacturing process, we produce a clean, healthy and high performace pillow that you can use in confidence. This confidence adds to the beneficial healing properties by giving you peace of mind and also allowing the PostureGel Open Cell Memory Foam to work to it's maximum performance.
What Is Special About The Posture Med Pillow
Our PostureMed pillow is a unique blend of comfort and support. It is not too firm and not too soft. Many soft memory foam pillows wash out when you lay on them. They can be very comfortable, but this really defeats the purpose of having ergonomic contours, as the pillow essentially flattens out, or what I call wash-out. I have seen this in many imported pillows. Some are poor quality and rapidy degrade, while others are too soft and fail to provide restorative support. These are typically molded pillows that have a skin on them, even ones they say are open cell. These molded pillows do not allow the pillow to breathe, build up heat and have typically slow reaction times. The Posture Med Pillow uses PostureGel Open Cell Foam that is quick reacting for better spinal stabilization, breathable (non-molded), not too soft and not too firm. For those with neck conditions, we try to get that "sweet spot" between comfort and support. We also believe the only skin on your pillow should be yours.
This is the pillow I use. Of all the pillows, this is the one that allows me to wake with a stiff neck less often than any other pillow. I have been using this pillow for years, and now it is made with less chemicals and new a cell structure, tested to provide a truely better performing pillow. My neck is very sensitive. I have had disc herniations, injuries, and now suffer from advanced degenerative disc disease. This pillow really helps!
For acute neck pain conditions, I find this pillow to be outstanding. If you have suffered a whiplash injury or sprain and strain type injury, this pillow is contoured with a soft, yet supportive memory foam that has just the right density and compression for a good night sleep. Additionally, conditions like advanced degenerative disc disease, which I suffer from, can benefit from this pillow. It is supportive enough without being too firm and I also recommend it for temporomandibular joint problems (tmj) due to it's softer quality. Additionally, there is no "break in" period and the pillow reduces adaptation time noted in many foam and fiber pillows.
If you like a firm pillow, this is not for you. I have found that as my condition progresses, more relief is obtained with a softer pillow, but it must retain it's supportive properties. The problem with most softer pillows is that there is not enough support resulting in a pillow that is too soft and one that loses it's therapeutic benefit. The Posturemed Pillow is designed to provide comfort and support in both back and side sleeping without having to wake up and move to a different area of the pillow every time you want to change positions.
From the outside, it looks like a typical contour pillow, however, the inside reveals a special blue infused gel memory foam for better temperature control and superior support. Don't confuse this with other gel foams; this is made in America and manufactured to precise specifications.
The PostureMed Pillow uses a softer memory foam that is more breathable than most memory foam pillows. The shape and size is great for older teens and adults. When I travel, this is the pillow I take. It can be compressed to fit in a relatively small area, and expands to full size when needed.
The pillow comes with a cover that is very soft and soothing using 80% cotton and is zippered for removal when cleaning. It is not thick to mask the foam; it is the foam that is important, not a thick, plush cover. It is comfortable and I do not use a cover over it - although you can if you like. Fortunately, replacement covers are available. Both the pillow and the cover a washable. The cover can be removed, washed in warm water and tumbled dry. Do this carefully; it is not the easiest cover to put on. The pillow can be washed by hand in luke warm water using a mild, low suds detergent. Rinse thoroughly gently squeezing pillow. Dry at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat. Frequent or over-washing can degrade performance, so treat the pillow with special care.
The Posture Med Memory Foam Contour Pillow is much less reactive to temperature than typical memory foam pillows. You may note that with many memory foam pillows, especially higher density and lower compression pillows like TempurPedic, they can be much harder when the temperature is cooler. This is promoted as being "temperature sensitive" and beneficial, however, lying on a hard pillow and waiting for it to soften from body temperature is not necessarily advantageous. Some memory foam pillows may even break under pressure when cold and hard! While this pillow will retain the firmer when cold and softer when warm, the reaction is less than most.
The greater displacement of the Posture Med Pillow is beneficial for neck pain as it accommodates many distortions of the cervical spine to help stabilize an injury during the acute stage. The acute stage is the first couple of weeks when there is inflammation and pain present from a recent injury or flare-ups of an existing condition like arthritis.
The Posture Med Pillow is not die-cast. Foam pillows that are die-cast have a "skin" on them which is said to improve the durability of the pillow, however, this method restricts the yield of the pillow, interfering with the pillow's deflection ability, rebound properties, and restricts the ability of the pillow to breathe.
We had an email from Kathryn Nowell who was looking for a pillow that will help a posterior cervical disc herniation. She related her MRI impression is "multilevel discogenic degenerative changes, most prominent at C3-C4 and C5-C6" and wanted a suggestion. I related my similar problems and suggested the Posture Med Pillow for her before it was even placed on the website. I received this email and would like to thank her for allowing me to post her remarks here.
"I ordered a pillow you suggested a month or so ago and just love it. I still have numbness in my hands but no more headaches since the first night on the pillow. Just wanted to thank you for your help."
The posture med pillow has a comfortable cover. It is often difficult to find replacement covers for many pillows. To solve this problem, additional covers are readily available. The cover is washable, however, care needs to be taken as cotton shrinks when washing. In any event, new pillow covers are available here.