How to Sleep on a Memory Foam Pillow

As one side is flat and the other is curved, place the flat side down and curved up where you lay your head. Make sure to use larger curve under your head to provide maximum loft. This position is suitable for both back and side sleepers. Once you settle on your pillow, your head will sink in as your body heat softens the pillow. Initially, you may find the pillow hard and stiff but in few minutes, it gets softer and conforms to your head and neck.

Taking Care of Memory Foam Pillow

You can wash covers with machine but it is recommended to just spot clean your memory foam pillow instead of machine wash or dryer use. If necessary, try out dry cleaning but washing can significantly reduces the life span of your memory foam pillow.

How to find the best pillow?

Memory foam pillows are initially manufactured for NASA to use in space for their astronauts. As the memory foam alleviate head and neck to recommended “neutral position” during sleep, it was initially marketed for medical use in 1970s but soon adopted for common use due to its effectiveness in relieving body pain. If you are planning to buy a memory foam pillow, here are few tips to make the best out of your pillow.

First, if you are stomach sleeper, it is not a best fit for you as it is often too thick to keep head and spine in good balance. For back and side sleepers, it is a good choice as it provides right loft and firmness. The best type of memory foam pillow is contoured, with one curved side and other flat side to cradle your neck in balance. Make sure to use the one with a recommended foam density of 5 to 6 pounds. Similarly, viscoelastic foam is recommended over eggshell crate filing.