Orthopedic pillows, or rather, their prototypes, were known in the distant past. In ancient Egypt, special stands were made from ivory, in the East the Dutch colonists did not sleep at night with a special pillow in the form of a long tightly stuffed roll material, similar to a modern sofa cushion. On it, they leaned on while sleeping to resettle the spine. And in Japan, geisha slept on wooden cushions for better preservation of complex hairstyles. But, by the way, other similar classes were sleeping on similar cushions-it was believed that the beautiful complexion, the absence of a second chin and flabbiness, the excellent geishas had, because their blood circulation was not disturbed during the sleep in the spine, and muscles did not strain, and the neck was not distorted. In order to sleep was more comfortable, at the top of the wooden pillow tied a special roller, densely packed with cotton.
The Japanese, touchingly caring for centuries about their health, there is even a popular proverb – “a twisted neck – bad health.” To fill a pillow with fluff, feather or cotton wool was invented by the ancient Romans. But all the children early intuitively put folded handles under the cheek to make it more convenient, and many peoples have proverbs, akin to the primordially Russian “What is softer than fluff? It’s your palm”. It turns out that the centuries-old experience of the people says that it is more pleasant and comfortable to sleep on a firm but not rigid surface.
What is most interesting, if at many diseases of the spine and other organs of the exoskeletal system doctors forbid to sleep on the soft surface, then there is absolutely no contraindication to the use of orthopedic mattress and tempur-pedic comfort pillow.
Manufacturers quickly responded to the needs of modern people, concerned about the burden on the spine and wishing to sleep well. There are many of tempur-pedic neck pillow types in the market today. There are Danish, Italian tempur pillows – they have a good quality, but more expensive, there are Chinese pillows – cheaper, but do not have the necessary properties. All fine tempur-pedic pillows come with a memory effect, with perforation, heat-sensitive, from a variety of modern materials.