Comparison of Therapeutic Pillows

Comparison of Therapeutic Pillows

Comparison of therapeutic pillows, reviewed elsewhere on this site, is shown in the table below. In fact, the table compares unique features characteristic of therapeutic pillows. For example, features characteristic of cervical pillows include its filler, pillow thickness, firmness, and their unique features.

Furthermore, similar features found in each type of therapeutic pillows, reviewed here, are excluded from the comparison table. Incidentally, use therapeutic pillows buyers guide and therapeutic pillows frequently asked questions for additional insight into the tables below.

Table Showing Comparison of Cervical Pillows

Cervical Pillow

Filler

Thickness

Firmness

Unique Features

A/A+ Feedback

1-5 Rating

1. Nature's Guest

Hypo-allergenic microfiber

5

Adjustable

Dip in the middle for back and stomach sleepers; side sleepers use thicker outer parts of pillow

70%

3.9

2. EPABO

Memory Foam

3.9" standard size

5.3" queen size

Cell

Contoured memory foam; cavity for head

 77%

4.2

3. MARNUR

Memory Foam

5.5" on left front

3.3" on right rear

Cell

Usable by back, side and stomach sleepers

 73%

4.0

Best Knee Pillows for Sleeping Helps Align Spine Hips to Relieve Hip Pain

Best Knee Pillows for Sleeping

A good sleeping posture not only helps you sleep well but also ensures that you wake up without pain or stiffness. In fact, a good sleep posture means that your knees, hips, spine, chest, shoulders, head and neck are all aligned. In addition to the mattress, the knee pillow helps you get that right sleeping posture. For instance, a knee pillow helps align the legs and hips with the spinal column.

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Knee Pillows Reviewed

First and foremost, these best knee pillows are only needed by those who prefer to sleep on their sides.

Editor’s Choice

5. Luna

Comparison of Best Knee Pillows

table comparing side-by-side knee pillows , that are reviewed below, will help you make a buy decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these pillows listed in descending order of recommendations.

Luna

Everlasting Comfort

Cushy Form

Half Moon Bolster

ComfiLife

1.ComfiLife

ComfiLife Orthopedic Knee Pillow

Construction

ComfiLife Knee Pillow

First and foremost, the ComfiLife orthopedic knee pillow is one of the best knee pillow. In fact, it uses 100 percent premium quality high-density viscoelastic polyurethane foam. Moreover, the foam of this therapeutic pillow doesn’t go flat over time.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the pillow has a breathable zippered, easy to clean cover that ensures the pillow does not get warm. Furthermore, for easy cleaning, the cover can be cleaned in a washer machine.

Dimensions

In addition, the pillow is 9.8 inches long, 7.9 inches wide, and has a loft that is 6.3 inches high.

Features and Use

First, the contoured design keeps legs, hip, and spine in alignment while sleeping.

Next, the pillow improves circulation.

Also, the pillow provides relief from sciatica, back pain, knee pain, joint pain, and hip pain.

Furthermore, the pillow helps during pregnancy.

Finally, the memory foam knee pillow helps get comfortable sleep.

Guarantee

Most of all, the ComfiLife orthopedic knee pillow comes with a money back guarantee if not 100 percent satisfied.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 12 ounces.

PROS

First of all, the ComfiLife orthopedic knee pillow uses 100 percent premium quality high-density viscoelastic polyurethane foam that doesn’t go flat over time.

Second, the pillow's breathable cover can be cleaned in a washer machine.

Finally, the ComfiLife pillow's contoured design helps keep legs, hips, and spine in alignment.

2. Half Moon Bolster

BeautifulLife Back Pain Relief Memory Foam Pillow - Half Moon Bolster Knee Pillow - Semi Roll Round Lumbar Leg Wedge

Construction

Beautiful Life Knee Pillow

First and foremost, the dual layer firm half moon bolster pillow uses 100 percent premium quality visco-elastic hypo-allergenic memory foam. Moreover, the foam of this therapeutic pillow doesn’t flatten out during the night. And, because the pillow is hypo-allergenic, it’s great for those who suffer from allergies when using pillows containing feathers.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the pillow uses a breathable organic cotton cover that is easy to clean in a washer machine.

Dimensions

In addition, the pillow is 20.5 inches long, 8 inches wide, and has a loft that is 4.5 inches high.

Features and Use

First, the pillow ensures alignment of spine and hips.

Also, this pillow is recommended by chiropractors, physical therapists, sports trainers, and doctors.

Next, the pillow is used as a between the leg spacer providing support for those preferring to sleep on their sides.

Also, the pillow can be tucked on the back side to keep those sleeping on their sides from rolling over.

Furthermore, the pillow can be used to elevate ankles for those preferring to sleep on their back and stomach. As a result, circulation improves and risk of getting varicose veins decreases.

In addition, the pillow can be used to provide under knee support for back sleepers.

Also, the pillow can be used for elevating legs while sleeping on your back.

The pillow can be used during recovery from knee or hip replacement surgery.

Also, the pillow can be used during pregnancy.

Most of all, the pillow supports and cushions the lower back, knees, hips, legs, or ankles.

Also, the pillow provides relief from neck, spine, back, hip, knee, and ankle stress.

In addition, the pillow relieves scoliosis, lower back and sciatic nerve pain.

Furthermore, the pillow provides lumbar support while sitting or reclining on a sofa, couch, or chair.

Finally, the pillow can be used while driving to provide back and lumbar support.

Guarantee

Most of all, the pillow has a no hassle, 100 percent lifetime money back guarantee.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 14.4 ounces.

PROS

First and foremost, the half moon bolster pillow is made of 100 percent premium quality visco-elastic hypo-allergenic memory foam.

Also, the pillow has a breathable cotton cover that can be cleaned in a washer

Most of all the bolster pillow aligns the spine and hips.

CONS

However, it may be too long for some to use between the knees.

3. Cushy Form

Cushy Form Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Memory Foam Orthopedic Contour Wedge Leg Pillow

Construction

pillow for the knees

First and foremost, the contoured Cushy form knee pillow is made of 100 percent visco-elastic hypo-allergenic polyurethane foam that maintains its firmness. And, because this therapeutic pillow is hypo-allergenic, it’s great for those who suffer from allergies when using pillows containing feathers.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the pillow’s cover is removable and can be cleaned in a washing machine.

Dimensions

In addition, the knee pillow is 10 inches long, 8 inches wide, and has a loft that is 5.5 inches high on the ends, and 3.25 inches high in the middle, where the legs go.

Features and Use

First, pillow is designed for those preferring to sleep on their sides and during pregnancy.

Also, the pillow is recommended by physical therapists, doctors, sports trainers and chiropractors.

Next, the pillow encourages proper alignment of spine and hips.

Also, the therapeutic side sleeper body positioner encourages correct posture.

In addition, by providing proper spinal alignment and reducing pressure, the pillow eases back, leg, knee, ankle, hip joint and sciatic nerve pain.

Moreover, by properly aligning your spine and improving circulation, the pillow provides fast acting pain relief for arthritis, headaches, injuries, bursitis, sciatica, posture problems, and during pregnancy.

Next, the pillow can be used as knee spacer during pregnancy or recovery after surgery.

Also, the pillow assists with restless leg syndrome.

Most of all, the pillow adapts to the temperature in your surroundings. Consequently, it feels softer in warm environments and firmer in cold environments.

In addition, the pillow reacts to body heat becoming softer throughout the night.

Also, the pillow provides relief from hip bursitis and scoliosis.

Finally, the pillow comes with a free travel case.

Guarantee

Most of all, the pillow has a no hassle, 100 percent money back guarantee.

Weight

Finally, the knee pillow weighs 14.4 ounces.

PROS

First, the knee pillow uses 100 percent visco-elastic hypo-allergenic memory foam.

Also, the removable pillow cover can be cleaned in a washer.

Finally, the Cushy pillow feels softer when it’s warm and firmer when it’s cold.

4. Everlasting Comfort

Everlasting Comfort 100% Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow with Adjustable and Removable Strap - Leg Pillow for Sleeping

Construction

Everlasting Comfort knee pillow

First and foremost, the Everlasting comfort knee pillow is made of 100 percent pure premium quality visco-elastic polyurethane foam with no additives. Also, this therapeutic pillow is equipped with a removable and adjustable hook-and-loop strap that keeps the knee pillow in perfect alignment between your legs even when you toss and turn or roll over while sleeping.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the breathable knee pillow cover is removable and can be cleaned in a washer.

Dimensions

In addition, the pillow is 10.5 inches long, 6 inches wide, and has a loft that is 8 inches high.

Features and Use

First, the Everlasting comfort knee pillow is designed for those preferring to sleep on their sides and use during pregnancy.

Also, the pillow’s orthopedic contour keeps the knees separated with ideal spacing and help align your legs, hips, and spine.

Next, the pillow provides relief and used as treatment for knee, hip, leg and thigh area, pelvis, lower back, lumbar and spine, arthritis, bursitis, joint and sciatic nerve pain.

Also, the pillow comes with a free travel case.

Finally, the pillow comes with two pairs of premium quality memory foam ear plugs with an industry leading NRR (Noise Reduction Rating) of 33, packed conveniently into a travel case.

Guarantee

Most of all, the Everlasting comfort knee pillow has a lifetime warranty. And, if anything goes wrong, the manufacturer will send a new pillow at no cost.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 1.35 pounds.

PROS

First, the pillow uses 100 percent premium quality memory foam.

Second, the Everlasting knee pillow has an adjustable hook and loop strap to keep knee pillow in position between your legs.

Third, the pillow cover can be cleaned in a washer.

Finally, the pillow comes with a lifetime warranty – manufacturer will replace a faulty pillow at no cost.

5. Luna Orthopedic Knee Pillow

Construction

Luna orthopedic pillow

First, the contoured Luna orthopedic knee pillow is made of cooling gel and CertiPUR-US certified premium memory foam that regulates temperature, disperses heat, and promotes airflow. Also, the pillow contains hundreds of ventilation channels for maximum airflow. In addition, silky fibers add a fluffy feeling.

Cover - Pillow

Second, the pillow’s cover is Oeko-Tex certified and hypoallergenic. Incidentally, the knee pillow’s breathable cover is removable and machine washable in washer and dryer.

Dimensions

Third, the Luna knee pillow is 12.44 inches long, 10.28 inches wide, and 5.59 inches high on the ends.

Features and Use

Firstly, the Luna knee pillow is designed for side sleepers, and those who alternate between sleeping on the back and side. Also, it can be used during pregnancy.

Secondly, the pillow encourages proper alignment of back and spine.

Lastly, by properly aligning your spine and improving circulation, the pillow provides fast acting pain relief for sciatica, back pain, neck pain, leg pain, hip, pressure in the lower back, and joint pain.

Guarantee

Meanwhile, the Luna knee pillow has a no hassle, 100 percent money back guarantee within the first 100 days.

Weight

Finally, the Luna knee pillow weighs 13.4 ounces.

PROS

Firstly, the knee pillow is made of cooling gel.

Secondly, the hypo-allergenic, CertiPUR-US certified premium memory foam regulates temperature, disperses heat and promotes airflow.

Thirdly, it contains hundreds of ventilation channels for maximum airflow.

Lastly, the silky fibers give the pillow a fluffy feeling.

Therapeutic Pillows Buyers Guide

The therapeutic pillows buyer's guide gives you insight into therapeutic pillow's features.

Therapeutic Pillows FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Comparison of Lumbar Pillows for Sleeping

Comparison of Lumbar Pillows for Sleeping

Comparison of various types of lumbar pillows for sleeping, reviewed elsewhere on this site, are shown in the table below.

Furthermore, similar features found in each type of lumbar pillows, reviewed here, are excluded from the comparison table. Incidentally, use therapeutic pillows buyers guide and therapeutic pillows frequently asked questions for additional insight into the tables below.

Table Showing Comparison of Lumbar Pillows for Sleeping

Lumbar Pillow

4. TruContour

5. PandasPillow

Filler

Hypo-allergenic dust resistance memory foam

Memory foam

Thickness

Adjustable up to 3 inches

Ranges from 0.8 to 2 inches

Firmness

 

Not very firm

Cool

 

Memory foam injected with cooling gel

Warranty

Replaceable within 1 year

Standard

A/A+ Feedback

74%

79%

1-5 Rating

4.1

4.3

Best Lumbar Pillows for Sleeping Helps Relieve Hip Pain

Best Lumbar Pillows for Sleeping

A good sleeping posture not only helps you sleep well but also ensures that you wake up without pain or stiffness. In fact, a good sleep posture means that your knees, hips, spine, chest, shoulders, head and neck are all aligned. In addition to the mattress, lumbar pillows for sleeping, in a bed, help you get that right sleeping posture. For instance, a lumbar pillow helps align the lower back.

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Lumbar Pillows for Bed Reviewed

Editor's Pick

Lumbar Pillow: Pandaspillow for Sleeping

Comparison of Best Lumbar Pillows for Bed

table comparing side-by-side lumbar pillows for sleeping, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these lumbar pillows listed in descending order of recommendations.

PandasPillow

TruContour

1. TruContour

TruContour Super Lumbar Pillow for Sleeping

lumbar pillow

Most of all, the TruContour super lumbar pillow helps improve spine posture, relieves strained back muscles, and ligaments. Moreover, this therapeutic pillow works in all three sleeping positions: back, side, and stomach.

Construction

First and foremost, the TruContour super lumbar pillow comes in two sizes; light lumbar and super lumbar. The light lumbar model provides a small to moderate degree of support. While, the super lumbar model provides a light to strong degree of support.

By the way, the height of the pillow is adjusted by adding or removing foam pads. Most noteworthy, the light lumbar pillow has two foam pads, while the super lumbar pillow has three foam pads.

Meanwhile, the foam pads have a rounded shape that fits the natural curve of the back and provides greater comfort. Next, the medical grade memory foam provides the right balance of support and comfort. Furthermore, the hypo-allergenic memory foam is dust resistant.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the extremely soft velour outer cover can be machine washed. Also, the outer cover has a highly breathable premium quality inner mesh liner.

Dimensions

In addition, the TruContour light lumbar pillow is 17 inches long, 8 inches wide, and has a loft that is 1.75 inches high. Meanwhile the TruContour super lumbar pillow is 24 inches long, 8 inches wide, and has a loft that is 3 inches high.

Features and Uses

These lumbar pillows are designed for back sleepers, those preferring to sleep on their sides, and those preferring to sleep on their stomach.

Guarantee

Most of all, TruContour guarantees they will replace the pillow within one year if anything should happen to the pillow.

Weight

Finally, the TruContour super lumbar pillow weighs 11.4 ounces.

PROS

First, anyone who sleeps on their back, stomach, or side can use the TruContour super lumbar pillow.

Meanwhile, adding or removing foam pads changes the pillow's height.

Also, the pillow uses hypo-allergenic memory foam.

Finally, the breathable cover cools the pillow.

2. Pandaspillow

Pandaspillow Cooling Lumbar Support Pillow for Sleeping

Lumbar Pillow

Most of all, the PandasPillow cooling lumbar pillow is not meant for those needing a lot of firmness due to their height and/or weight. In fact, this therapeutic pillow is designed for the average person that needs some support and firmness.

Construction

First and foremost, the PandasPillow cooling lumbar pillow is engineered to support the back. Also, the pillow adapts to the curvature of the spine when sleeping on your back, side or stomach. In addition, since most viscoelastic polyurethane foam pillows retain too much heat, the PandasPillow is made of memory foam that is infused with cooling gel.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the PandasPillow comes with a premium, hypo-allergenic, super-soft bamboo cover that is removable and can be machine washed.

Dimensions

In addition, the pillow is 23.5 inches long, 8.5 inches wide, and a loft that is 2 inches high at the highest point and 0.8 inches high at lowest point.

Features and Uses

The PandasPillow is designed for back sleepers, those preferring to sleep on their sides, and those preferring to sleep on their stomach.

Warranty

Furthermore, the PandasPillow cooling lumbar pillow has a standard warranty.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 1 pound.

PROS

First of all, anyone who sleeps on their back, stomach, or side can use the PandasPillow.

Also, the memory foam contains heat dissipating cool gel.

Finally, the pillow has a washable hypo-allergenic bamboo cover.

CONS

Most of all, the pillow is designed for average person – not for anyone taller or heavier.

Therapeutic Pillows Buyers Guide

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Best Therapeutic Pillows for Cervical and Back Pain

Best Therapeutic Pillows for Cervical and Back Pain

A good sleeping posture not only helps you sleep well but also ensures that you wake up without pain or stiffness. In fact, a good sleep posture means that your knees, hips, spine, chest, shoulders, head and neck are all aligned. In addition to the mattress, therapeutic pillows like the cervical pillow help you get that right sleeping posture. For instance, a cervical pillow helps align your head with the spine.

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Cervical Pillows Reviewed

Editor's Pick

Cervical Pillow: EPABO Contour Pillow

Comparison of Best Cervical Pillows

table comparing side-by-side neck pillows, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these cervical pillows listed in descending order of recommendations.

EPABO Contour Pillow

Nature's Guest

1. Nature's Guest

Nature's Guest Adjustable Cervical Pillow, Contour Pillow for Neck and Back Pain Relief - Used by Back and Side Sleepers

pillow for neck pain

Most of all, Nature's guest support pillows are firmer and designed with a center indentation to better support the neck. Meanwhile, those who prefer to sleep on their sides, use the two sides of the pillow. However, this therapeutic pillow is not recommended for anyone looking for a soft, fluffy pillow or a hi-loft pillow.

Construction

First and foremost, Nature's guest support pillow for neck pain implements a proven contoured pillow design that is based on input from chiropractors and orthopedics. Next, the dual zipper design makes it possible to adjust the firmness of the pillow in both the back (neck roll cushion) and side sleeping areas of the pillow. Especially relevant, the pillow filler uses premium quality, hypo-allergenic microfiber. Furthermore, the silk trim gusseted sides use a filler that provides increased air flow, which, in turn, promotes a cooler more restful sleep.

Cover - Pillow

Next, the Nature's guest pillow uses a premium hypo-allergenic ultra-luxurious 233 thread cotton fabric cover. As a result, there are no harsh chemical odors and there is no need to be concerned about skin allergies.

Dimensions

In addition, this cervical pillow for neck pain is 24 inches long, 16 inches wide, and a loft that is 5 inches high.

Features and Uses

First, the Nature's guest support pillow for neck pain provides optimal cervical support that maintains a proper head, neck and spinal alignment while you sleep.

Also, the gusseted edge design provides support for side as well as back sleepers.

Moreover, the gusseted edge allows you to effortlessly shift from back to side sleep positions.

Next, the cervical pillow’s firmness can be adjusted from soft to medium firmness by simply adjusting the amount of filling in both the neck roll area and the side sleeping areas of the pillow.

In addition, the filler provides cool, comfortable support, while relieving neck, shoulder, and back pain.

Finally, the cervical pillow for neck pain reduces neck, back, and shoulder pain while providing optimal cervical support that maintains proper head, neck, and spinal alignment.

Guarantee

Furthermore, if you are not satisfied, the pillow can be returned within 30 days with a full refund.

Weight

Finally, this cervical pillow for neck pain weighs about 4.8 pounds.

PROS

First, anyone who sleeps on their back, stomach, or side can use this pillow.

Next, the sleeper can effortlessly shift between sleeping on the back and sides.

Also, the filler in neck and side sleeping areas of the pillow adjustable for desired firmness.

2. EPABO

EPABO Contour Memory Foam Pillow - Orthopedic Sleeping Pillow - Ergonomic Cervical Pillow for Neck Pain - for Side Sleepers, Back and Stomach Sleepers

Construction

pillow for neck pain

First and foremost, the contour memory foam pillow contains breathable memory foam. Consequently, there is better air circulation to keep you cool and dry.

Also, the pillow case is made of hypoallergenic rayon/polyester. In fact, this proprietary blend feels silky soft and smooth while providing protection from dust mites. In addition, this premium fabric keeps you cool and comfortable throughout the night. Finally, all materials are chemical free.

Features

First, the proven contour design perfectly supports and aligns your head, neck, shoulder and back. However, some discomfort may be experienced during the first two weeks while your body is trying to adjust to the correct position.

Second, the pillow is for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, or side sleepers.

Third, to prevent the head from being in an elevated position when lying on the back or stomach, the pillow has a removable piece of 0.8 inches thick memory foam.

Also, the pillow case is machine washable. Simply, unzip the pillow case and remove the memory foam insides. In addition, this pillow for neck pain can be tumble dried.

Furthermore, it comes with 30-day full refund guarantee if not satisfied.

Dimensions

Next, the queen size EAPBO contour pillow is 24 inches long, 15 inches wide, and has a loft that is 4.8 inches on the front. However, without the removable piece, the loft is 4 inches high.

Refunds

Also, this pillow for neck pain has only the standard 30-day full refundable policy.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 1.95 pounds.

PROS

First, this pillow for neck pain can be used by back, side, and stomach sleepers.

Second, the EPABO pillow is made of contoured memory foam.

Next, the pillow has a cavity to support your head.

Finally, the EPABO has an adjustable loft for stomach and back sleepers.

3. MARNUR Cervical Pillow

MARNUR Cervical Pillow Contour Memory Foam Orthopedic Pillow

Construction

MARNUR neck pillow

First and foremost, the orthopedic pillow is made of skin-friendly and breathable memory foam that inhibits growth of mold. Also, the memory foam rebounds slowly and has good resilience. Consequently, it keeps the shape of the contour pillow while properly supporting the head, neck, and shoulders while providing maximum comfort for sleeping.

Incidentally, the memory foam is wrapped in a rayon/polyester cover that prevents stains while prolonging the foam pillow’s life. In addition, the rayon/polyester cover keeps the foam clean and breathable.

Features

First, the pillow maintains the natural curve of the neck, with a cervical contour area to support the neck. Also, the center cavity helps to cradle the head for optimal support. In addition, the wedge extensions help to support the thoracic spine. Lastly, the special armrests allow you to relax your hands during sleep.

Second, the pillow can be used by back sleepers, stomach sleepers, or side sleepers.

Third, the high and low curved surfaces at both ends of the pillow provide a custom fit to satisfy the needs of many kinds of sleepers.

Also, the pillowcase is machine washable. Simply, unzip the rayon/polyester pillowcase and remove the memory foam.

Finally, it comes with the standard Amazon 30-day full refund guarantee if not satisfied.

Dimensions

Next, the MARNUR cervical pillow is 23.5 inches long, 14.5 inches wide, and has a loft that is 5.5 inches at one end, while a loft that is 3.3 inches at the other. So, you can choose to sleep on either side depending on which end is most comfortable.

Weight

Finally, the pillow weighs 3 pounds.

PROS

First, the pillow can be used by back, side, and stomach sleepers.

Second, the pillow is made of resilient memory foam.

Third, the pillow maintains the natural curve of the neck, with a cervical contour area.

Next, the pillow has a cavity to support the head.

Finally, the pillow has two different lofts at each end of the pillow giving you the option to choose the most comfortable side to use.

Therapeutic Pillows Buyers Guide

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Therapeutic Pillows FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Comparison of Knee Pillows for Sleeping

Comparison of Knee Pillows for Sleeping

Comparison of  knee pillows for sleeping, reviewed elsewhere on this site, is shown in the table below. Furthermore, similar features found in each knee pillow, reviewed here, are excluded from the comparison table.

Incidentally, use therapeutic pillows buyers guide and therapeutic pillows frequently asked questions for additional insight into the table below.

Table Showing Comparison of Knee Pillows

Best Knee Pillow

1. ComfiLife

2. Half Moon Bolster

3. Cushy Form

4. Everlasting Comfort

5. Luna

Filler

100 percent premium quality high-density memory foam

Premium (100 percent) quality visco-elastic hypo-allergenic memory foam

100 percent visco-elastic hypo-allergenic memory foam

100 percent pure premium quality memory foam

CertiPUR-US certified premium memory foam

Thickness

6.3 inches

4.5 inches

5.5 inches high on the ends, and 3.25 inches in the middle where the knees go

8 inches high on the narrow edges

5.59 inches high on the ends, and 3 inches in the middle where the knees go

Pillow cover

Breathable, zippered machine washable cover

Breathable and machine washable organic cotton cover

Pillow’s cover is removable and machine washable

Pillow cover is removable and machine washable

Pillow cover is Oeko-Tex certified and hypoallergenic. Also,  removable and machine washable

Unique Features

 

 

Feels softer in warm environments and firmer in cold environments

Removable and adjustable hook-and-loop strap around your legs

Cell

Warranty

Money back guarantee if not 100 percent satisfied

100 percent lifetime money back guarantee

100 percent money back guarantee

Lifetime warranty

100 percent money back guarantee within the first 100 days

A/A+ Feedback

77%

79%

79%

83%

83%

1-5 Rating

4.1

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

Therapeutic Pillows Buyers Guide

Therapeutic Pillows Buyers Guide

Therapeutic pillows buyers guide give insight into therapeutic pillows that are reviewed elsewhere on this site. Also, use the therapeutic pillows buyers guide along with therapeutic pillows frequently asked questions as you use the therapeutic pillows comparison table to find the best pillow for your needs.

First and foremost, a therapeutic pillow should be comfortable. Next, the therapeutic pillow should provide adequate support. Consequently, the pillow should be firm enough to prevent your head from sinking into the pillow. Because, when your head doesn’t sink, your spine will be in a neutral position. Therefore, a firm pillow helps to relieve back pain.

Also, a therapeutic pillow should cradle your head and neck to support the upper portion of your spine. Regrettably pillow protectors aren’t always completely successful in fulfilling their role. As a result, pillows that use these protectors hold lots of allergy triggers like mold and dust mites.

Back Sleepers

Above all, back sleepers do best with thinner neck pillows and those that have extra padding in the bottom to support the neck. Consequently, visco-elastic polyurethane foam neck pillows are best because the memory foam molds to your neck. Also, if you sleep on your back, your neck pillow should completely fill the space between your neck and the mattress. The Purple Pillow is also an ultimate choice for the back sleepers.

Incidentally, as you sleep on your back, you can prop up your knees with one or more pillows. As a result, by flattening out your spine, you wake up with less tightness and pain.

Most of all, back sleepers should generally look for medium fill neck pillows. If you sit up straight, this is the same angle that your pillow should provide when lying down. Moreover, if your chin is angled towards your chest, then the pillow is too thick. On the other hand, if your head falls back, then the pillow is too thin.

buyers guide for therapeutic pillows

Also, as the picture on the left shows, when you sleep on your back, gravity can pull the lumbar (or the lower) area of the back towards the mattress and flatten out the spine’s natural “S” shaped curve. Consequently, the lower back comes under stress and may cause pain. On the other hand, placing a pillow under the lower back and the knees can restore the natural contour of the spine.

Also, as the picture on the left shows, a thick pillow pushes up your head causing the spine to bend upwards. While the picture of the right shows that a pillow that is thicker underneath the neck and thinner in the back flattens out the spine.

Stomach Sleepers

Most of all, those preferring to sleep on their stomach, do best with the thinnest pillow possible or no pillow at all.  Consequently, these sleepers should generally look for higher-fill pillow or neck/contour style pillows. Also, the pillow should support your neck, keeping a natural angle. In fact, a pillow that is too shallow can cause your head to bend inward and may place strain on your shoulder.

buyers guide for therapeutic pillows

And, as the picture shows, when you sleep on your stomach, gravity pulls the lumbar (or the lower) area of the back towards the mattress. As a result, this bending exaggerates the spine’s natural “S” shaped curve. Consequently, the lower back comes under intense stress and causes pain. On the other hand, placing a pillow under the pelvis will raise the lower back and help maintain the natural curve of the lower back, thereby reducing muscle strain.

Also, as the picture on the left shows, a thick pillow pushes up your head causing the spine to bend upwards. While the picture of the right shows that a pillow that is thicker underneath the neck and thinner in the back flattens out the spine.

Side Sleepers

Incidentally, if you sleep on your side, use a thicker, firm pillow to keep your head in line with the rest of your body. Better still, try to find a pillow that has an extra-wide gusset that will help with the space between your ear and shoulders.  On the other hand, a pillow that is too thick can force your neck to bend away from the pillow causing tension in your neck.

buyers guide for therapeutic pillows

First and foremost, when sleeping on the side, the spine should be parallel to the mattress.  And, as the picture on the left shows, when you sleep on your side, gravity pulls the spine from its naturally straight shape towards the mattress. As a result, the lower back bends downward. Consequently, the vertebrae has an unnatural position which strains muscles and ligaments. On the other hand, placing a pillow under the abdominal area will raise the lower back into alignment with the rest of the spine and thereby reduce muscle strain.

Also, as the picture on the left shows, a thick pillow pushes up your head causing the spine to bend upwards. While the picture of the right shows that a pillow that is thicker underneath the neck and somewhat thinner in the back flattens out the spine. Especially noteworthy, the back of the pillow needs to be thick enough to keep your head aligned with the spine.

Knee Pillows

By the way, those who prefer to sleep on their sides can use a firm knee pillow between their knees. Indeed, the knee pillow reduces strain on your back. In fact, without a knee pillow, the leg on top will pull down the pelvis which in turn pulls your spine out of its neutral, resting position. Consequently, by adding a knee pillow that supports your top leg helps to keep the spine aligned properly.

Body Pillows

Incidentally, you may try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. Indeed, a body pillow is a pillow that extends from head to toe. Also, this pillow is a favorite for many who prefer to sleep on their sides, since it can be hugged to the chest to prevent shoulder pain caused by an awkward arm position. Moreover, the pillow can be placed between the knees to keep the spine straight. In addition, the pillow gives you a feeling of something against your stomach while helping to align the rest of your body.

Finally, the pillow supports both your head and neck as well as provide the necessary buffer between your knees. However, don’t put one leg over the body pillow without any other support, since that can twist the spine and cause undue stress.

Cervical pillows

Especially relevant, when you lie down, there is some space between your neck and the mattress. Consequently, your neck is without support which contributes to misalignment. However, adding a cervical pillow, known as orthopedic or neck pillow, provides support, which is helpful to those with neck and upper spine problems.

Hip Pain

First and foremost, the best way to reduce hip pain is to use a therapeutic pillow to elevate your legs or knees in such a manner that the hip is perfectly aligned. Moreover, a good knee or body pillow is one of the best ways to provide the right support for effective relief from hip pain. In addition, you can also try changing your sleeping position and use pillows as supports to find a position which causes you the least pain.

Therapeutic Pillows FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Therapeutic Pillows FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Therapeutic pillows FAQ or frequently asked questions give insight into therapeutic pillows that are reviewed elsewhere on this site. Incidentally, use the therapeutic pillows FAQ along with therapeutic pillows buyers guide, while comparing therapeutic pillows in therapeutic pillows comparison tables to find the best.

Q: What is a therapeutic pillow?

A: A therapeutic pillow is a pillow that provides adequate support for the head and neck. Also, the pillow keeps the spine in correct alignment throughout the night so that the muscles of the neck are able to relax. As a result you won't suffer from aches and pains when you wake up.

Q: How can therapeutic pillows alleviate back pain?

A: First and foremost, a pillow that feels flat or lumpy can’t provide adequate support. Indeed, a pillow like that may cause your neck and spine to not be aligned properly. Consequently, this leads to pain and discomfort when you wake up in the morning. Therefore, a pillow that feels flat or lumpy should be thrown away. Also, in general, pillows need to be replaced every 18 months.

Next, if you have back or hip pain when you first wake up and that gradually goes away as the morning goes on, then your mattress and/or your pillow may be the cause of the pain.

Most of all, a head pillow should hold your head at the same height as the rest of your spine. So, if a pillow is too flat your head will be lower than your spine. And if the pillow is too thick your head will be too far above your spine. In fact, this non-alignment causes pain in your back and neck.

Also, sometimes an extra therapeutic pillow under the lower back or knees increases support for the spine. Moreover, when pillows are used properly they can reduce your back pain and you get a better sleep.

Q: What kind of therapeutic pillows alleviate back pain?

A: First and foremost, to prevent or reduce the effects of back pain, these pillows must have the right thickness. In fact, being either too thick or too thin are not good for your back. However, feather pillows can cause allergies in some people. So, if you get stuffy or sneezy at night, throw away the feather pillow and replace it with a hypo-allergenic pillow.

Next, visco-elastic polyurethane foam pillows conform to the shape of your head. As a result, they provide excellent support and help align your neck with the spine. Incidentally, visco-elastic polyurethane foam pillows can last up to three years.

By the way, orthopedic pillows are usually made of visco-elastic polyurethane foam. Also, lumbar pillows are usually made of visco-elastic polyurethane foam and designed to support the lower back.

Q: Are there things you can do to reduce back pain?

A: First and foremost, sleeping without a pillow can help your back extend and may result in better spinal alignment, which might relieve back pain. Above all, whatever your preferred sleeping position, you need proper alignment of your spine. In fact, the best way to do this is to align your ears, shoulders, and hips so that they are in the same horizontal plane.

Next, gaps between your body and the bed may strain muscles and spine. Therefore, reduce the stress by using pillows to fill these gaps.

Finally, when you turn while sleeping, your body can get out of alignment by the twisting and turning motion. Therefore, when you turn, move your entire body together, keeping your core tight and pulled in. Furthermore, it may be helpful to bring your knees towards your chest as you roll over.

Transient Insomnia – How to Relieve and Sleep Better

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How to Relieve Transient Insomnia and Sleep Better

Especially relevant, the National Institutes of Health, describe insomnia as a common sleep disorder in which people have a hard time sleeping. Furthermore, insomnia is classified as either transient insomnia, acute insomnia, or chronic insomnia. In fact, the primary differentiator between these three classifications, is the length of time people suffer from insomnia. Above all, transient insomnia usually lasts less than a week, acute insomnia lasts a few weeks, while chronic insomnia lasts several months or years.

Stages of Transient Insomnia

Most noteworthy, the three stages of chronic, acute, or transient insomnia correspond to the onset of sleep, maintenance of sleep, and end of sleep.

For example, some people have a hard time going to sleep. But, after falling asleep, they may not be able to stay asleep. Or, after falling asleep they wake up too early in the morning. Or, after falling asleep they stay asleep a long time. On the other hand, some people fall asleep right away but, then, they wake up soon after and have difficulty going back to sleep.

Onset of Sleep

In fact, difficulty falling asleep, sometimes for hours, occurs at the onset of sleep. And, this difficulty may be due to:

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    Stress
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    Your head wrapped around nagging problems
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    Fear
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    Anxiety
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    Going to bed when you are really not sleepy
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    Your sleep environment being not conducive to good sleep. For example, sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress.

Maintenance of Sleep

Most noteworthy, everyone wakes up at least once in the middle of the night. And most people go right back to sleep, some without even knowing they woke up. But for others, going back to sleep becomes a problem. Indeed, these difficulties may be due to:

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    An illness that prevents them from sleeping soundly
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    Pain that causes them to wake up
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    Going to the toilet
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    Exposing themselves to bright light after they wake up
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    Presence of anxiety or depression

End of Sleep

Finally, there are times you wake up too early in the morning and can’t go back to sleep. And, this may be due to:

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    Sleeping lightly during the night
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    Older people go to sleep early and so they wake up early
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    Some people need less sleep than others. So it’s natural to wake up early in the morning
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    Depressed people spend more time in REM sleep. REM sleep is a very light stage of sleep, where people are easily woken up.

Definition of Transient Insomnia

Most of all, transient insomnia is a temporary form of insomnia which can last from one night to a week. Furthermore, transient insomnia may be one night of poor sleep or recurring episodes of insomnia interspersed with days and weeks of normal sleep. Indeed, transient insomnia is caused by the following conditions.

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    Changes in the sleep environment, such as sleeping in a hotel
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    Changes in bedtimes
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    Depression
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    Stress
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    Anxiety
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    Worrying about something that’s going to happen in the future
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    A nagging issues such as problems with relationships
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    Medications used to treat anxiety, stress, and depression
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    Not feeling well, such as a blocked nose making it hard to fall asleep
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    Jet lag
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    Too much excitement
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    Bad sleeping habits
  • For example, eating a heavy dinner just before bedtime
  • Or, drinking caffeinated beverages in the evening
  • Or, falling asleep with the lights on, watching television
  • Next, using cell phone, computer, or tablet before bedtime
  • Finally, smoking

Definition of Acute Insomnia

On the other hand, acute insomnia can last several weeks and caused by the following conditions.

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    Long illness
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    Stress from a bigger or recurring problem
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    Medical conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, COPD, strokes, asthma, sleep apnea, heart failure, thyroid problems, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and endocrine problems.
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    Death of someone close

Definition of Chronic Insomnia

Lastly, chronic insomnia lasts a long time, may be even months or years. And, chronic insomnia may occur for the reasons listed below.

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    Sleeping environment not being conducive to sleep
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    Mistiming sleep
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    Long term health problems
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    Long term stress and anxiety

Breadth of the Disorder

Meanwhile, at some point in their lifetime, most people have difficulty falling asleep once in a while. However, it’s only when this problem occurs frequently or regularly that people are diagnosed as having chronic, acute, or transient insomnia.

In fact, studies show that up to 95 percent of Americans suffer from episodes of insomnia as some point in their lives. Furthermore, according to the American Sleep Association, 30 percent of adults experience either transient or acute insomnia, while 10 percent experience chronic insomnia. Especially relevant, 770 million people around the world suffer from chronic insomnia.

Gene Region Linked to Chronic, Acute, and Transient Insomnia

Most noteworthy, a February 2019 study, in Nature Genetics, of more than 450,000 people in the United Kingdom identified 57 gene regions associated with chronic, acute, or transient insomnia. Meanwhile, 29 percent of the study participants reported frequent sleeplessness. Furthermore, these gene regions explain why some people get insomnia and other don’t. In addition, the study found that increased insomnia symptoms doubled the risk of coronary artery disease, depression, and a reduced sense of well-being.

Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Chronic, Acute, and Transient Insomnia

Yet, another new study, using DNA from 1.3 million people, resulted in identification of 956 genes. In fact, variants of these genes increased risk of insomnia. Also, the study discovered biological processes, cell types, and areas of the brain that have these genes.

Next, they found that parts of these genes play an important role in the functionality of axons (which allow neurons to communicate with each other). In addition, some of the genes were active in cells of the frontal cortex and the brain’s subcortical nuclei. Especially relevant, recent brain imaging studies showed these same brain areas as suspects in people with insomnia.

Also, the study found a strong genetic similarity between insomnia and:

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    Depression
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    Anxiety
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    Stress
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    Other psychiatric disorders
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    Metabolic disturbances in obesity and diabetes

Finally, the study reported that vulnerability to insomnia runs in families.

Remedies for Transient Insomnia or Acute Insomnia

Because insomnia doubles the risk of coronary heart disease along with links to other conditions, insomnia needs to be treated. Moreover, treatments for acute or transient insomnia are given in the section below.

Treatments for Insomnia

  • Working
  • Emotionally upsetting conversations
  • Scary movies
  • Thrilling novels
  • Smoking – Nicotine is a stimulant making it hard to fall and stay asleep. In fact, studies show that nicotine increases insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and sleep problems. In addition, nicotine suppresses the restorative Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep.
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    Next, get ready for bed by taking a warm bath, listening to relaxing music, meditating, or reading a soothing book
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    Meanwhile, alcohol can disrupt your sleep by interfering with your sleep cycle, causing you to wake up too early. In addition, alcohol blocks the deep restorative REM sleep. On the other hand, if you must drink something, drink soda water or freshly made fruit juice.
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    And, if you must snack, eat easily digestible snacks before bedtime. For example eat cheese, fruits, or cereal with milk.
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    Moreover, to allow time for food to be digested, do not eat one hour before bedtime
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    Most of all get an aerobic workout, such as speed walking outdoors or on a treadmill, during the day
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    And, avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening. Regrettably, caffeine is found in many foods and drinks, so you really have to watch out for those kinds of foods.
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    Also, if you get too  tired during the day, take a quick 20 minute nap in the middle of the afternoon but definitely before 5 PM.
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    Finally, try a foot massager to get a Shiatsu massage, or a foot spa massage, or even a massage chair that can totally relax you. 

Bedroom

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    Keep your bedroom quiet. For example, a fan may be able to drown out noise that you can’t control (such as street noise entering through the windows).
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    Don't forget to make the bedroom as dark as possible. For example, heavy shades help block outside lights.
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    Put your clock in a location that makes it difficult for you to look at it while lying down on your bed.
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    The bedroom should be free from all blue light emitting devices, such as cell phones, TV, and tablets.

Most of all, if none of these remedies work, it is important to see your doctor.

Alzheimer’s Effects – How Good Sleeping Practices Help

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How Good Sleeping Practices Delay Alzheimer’s Effects

First and foremost, dementia is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Most of all, alzheimer’s effects worsens over time. It is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment.

Especially relevant, Alzheimer’s effects include poor sleep.

Also, nearly 10% of Americans age 65 and older and one-third of Americans age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, of those with Alzheimer’s, 81 percent are age 75 or older.

Alzheimer’s Effects - Protein tau

First and foremost, in one study, scientists studied 119 adults aged 60 and older. Also, 80% of these adults had no thinking or memory problems. While, the others had only mild thinking or memory problems.

In any case, among these adults, the study found that adults with reduced slow-wave sleep (also known as deep sleep) or poor sleep had higher levels of the brain protein tau. Incidentally, these elevated levels of tau are one of Alzheimer’s effects. Moreover, brain damage and mental decline caused these elevated tau levels.

Hence, Alzheimer’s effects include poor sleep or reduced slow wave sleep in older adults. So, poor sleep is a warning sign for the presence of Alzheimer's.

Observational Studies of Alzheimer’s Effects – Amyloid Plaques

First of all, observational studies also found reduced slow-wave sleep as a common factor among adults, over age 65, who had amyloid beta plaques in their brain. In fact, amyloid beta plaques in the brain, are a physical sign of Alzheimer’s effects. Yet these adults did not show signs of Alzheimer’s effects, such as memory loss and cognitive decline.

Incidentally, slow-wave sleep (which is part of deep sleep phase) consolidates your memories. As a result, reduced slow-wave sleep hurts the memory consolidation process.

Especially relevant, amyloid beta proteins accumulate in the brain every day. Also, amyloid beta proteins are thought to be a waste product from the energy used by brain cells to communicate with each other. However, your brain sweeps out the excess amyloid beta proteins every night during slow-wave sleep.

Regrettably, some studies suggest that, interrupted slow-wave sleep causes build up of amyloid beta proteins to form plaque in brain tissue. Incidentally, scientists believe, this sign of Alzheimer’s effects, is also the first stage in the development of Alzheimer’s. Indeed, plaque can build up two decades before symptoms of memory loss and confusion appear.

PET Scans of Alzheimer’s Effects – Amyloid Beta Levels

Meanwhile, a 2015 study in Nature Neuroscience imaged the brains of 26 adults, between the ages of 65 to 81. Also, these adults had not been diagnosed with dementia and did not report any sleep problems. First, PET scans on the adults measured their brain's amyloid beta levels. Then they were asked to memorize 120 pairs of words and tested on how well they remembered a portion of them.

The adults then slept for eight hours. During this time their brain waves were measured. And these brain waves searched for sleep disruptions, as well as to find out if they woke up during the slow-wave phase. The next morning, as they tried to recall the memorized words, their brains were scanned again.

Over all, adults with the highest amyloid beta levels in their brain had the poorest quality of sleep. Moreover these adults performed worst on the memory test. In fact, some forgot more than half of the words. In conclusion, then, improving the quality of your sleep results in the brain's lowest amyloid beta levels.

Also, the high amyloid beta levels still remaining in the brain after sleep, likely turns to plaques. Therefore, these high residual amyloid beta levels are another growing sign of Alzheimer’s effects.

Role of Sleep

Lastly, 119 people aged 60 and over participated in a study to discover how sleep causes Alzheimer's effects. Therefore, researchers related the participants measured brain waves, amyloid beta and tau levels with sleep. And, researchers found that decreased slow-wave sleep coincided with higher levels of tau in the brain along with a higher tau-to-amyloid ratio in the cerebrospinal fluid. Moreover, total sleep wasn't a factor. In fact, people with high tau levels were sleeping longer, even taking afternoon naps, but they weren't getting enough slow-wave sleep.

Conclusion

In the meantime, other studies report that aerobic exercise helps you get better sleep quality. Also, because overweight people tend to have more sleep problems, it's important to lose weight by a combination of dieting and exercising. Also, its important to track weight loss using either the body composition monitor or the body composition analyzer, to ensure a successful outcome.

In conclusion, exercising, losing weight, and practicing good sleeping habits helps you improve your sleep. Which in turn protects you from both amyloid beta plaques as well as tau proteins, both of which are growing signs of Alzheimer’s effects. In addition, good sleeping habits, like sleeping 8 hours every day, also protects you from all the other bad consequences.