Orthopedic pillows should never be used for infants and children until around the age of 11-14, as their spine and skeletal system are still rapidly developing. In adults, orthopedic pillows can be used at any time as a preventive measure. They should also be used when experiencing neck, cervical, or head pain, including migraines. A properly designed orthopedic pillow plays a fundamental role in the healing and rehabilitation process.
For side sleepers, there is no alternative to an orthopedic pillow. When sleeping on the back, a low neck roll can be used, but it should not overlap the shoulders. For stomach sleepers, it is recommended not to use any pillow. However, in general, nothing can replace a functional and properly made orthopedic pillow.
Most people adapt to an orthopedic pillow within a few days without major difficulties. However, for some, it may take up to 5 weeks, especially if there are severe cervical spine issues. The adaptation time depends on the severity of the condition. The greater the problems, the longer it may take to adjust to the new pillow. In such cases, we recommend gradually increasing the time spent on the pillow and using a traditional pillow for the remaining sleep time. Additionally, we recommend using ONSEN® orthopedic pillows in combination with a functional Osaka Air foam mattress. This provides proper body contouring while maintaining the physiological position of the entire spine, not just the cervical spine. This comprehensive approach greatly enhances the health-promoting properties of the orthopedic pillow.
Yes, it is definitely worth it. High-density foam provides proper dynamics and support, maintains its shape throughout the night, and ensures air circulation. It is also important for the pillowcase to be breathable and flexible. A high-density foam orthopedic pillow surpasses the functionality of memory foam pillows.
A good orthopedic pillow, molded from high-density foam in anatomical shapes, costs at least 300 Polish złoty, and prices can go up to 500 złoty. The price reflects the high costs associated with design, mold production, and pillow manufacturing. On the other hand, pillows made of memory foam are usually cut from blocks of thermoelastic foam, and their production cost does not exceed 10 euros. Despite this, they are sold for 800-1000 złoty, which is 200-250 euros. Therefore, it is important to remember that price is not the sole indicator of the quality of an orthopedic pillow. Its functionality is the most significant factor.