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How to properly choose one of our pillows?

20 May 2023
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Many people do not know how to choose a pillow to sleep healthily and comfortably. In this matter, there are many myths that significantly confuse consumers and often mislead them as well. However, it is extremely important to select an orthopedic pillow properly, which is not only in line with individual preferences, but above all provides the best support for the head and the natural curves of the spine.

It should be noted that while there is a universal mattress, the situation is completely different when it comes to pillows. It is incorrect to assume that one orthopedic pillow is suitable for everyone. Each person has a different body shape, preferences regarding sleeping positions, and different health conditions.

A pillow that is perfect for one person may not be suitable for another. It is important to find a pillow that fits individual needs and provides proper support for the neck, spine, and head. With this in mind, we have created a range of orthopedic pillows from which everyone can find the best one for themselves. However, it is worth getting to know the differences between the pillows in order to make an informed decision.
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Yoko - orthopedic pillow for petite individuals

Yoko is the smallest among the ONSEN® range of contoured orthopedic pillows. It has a width of 53 centimeters and a length of 34 centimeters. It is designed for individuals with a slender body build. It is best suited for individuals weighing between 40-75 kilograms and with a height not exceeding 175 centimeters.

The ergonomic side components of the Yoko orthopedic pillow are designed for side sleeping, and their height measures 11 centimeters. This provides optimal support for the cervical spine, which in the side sleeping position should align in a straight line with the head. They also have shoulder profiles that ensure the arms remain in a neutral position throughout the sleep duration.
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On the other hand, the central part of the Yoko orthopedic pillow is designed for back sleeping. Its height under the neck is 3 centimeters, which is an optimal value for petite individuals. This ensures that the head is not excessively elevated, and the cervical lordosis is not distorted unnaturally. It supports the physiological body position, including its natural curves.

In the central part of the pillow, there is a special depression. This is a unique feature that prevents the head from being pressed against the sternum while sleeping on the back. At the same time, it ensures the maintenance of the anatomical shape of the cervical spine.
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The firmness of the pillow is approximately 27N (newtons), and its core is made of highly elastic foam with an open-cell structure. It is therefore medium-firm and thus meets the needs of almost every individual, addressing orthopedic or neurological health difficulties. It has a confirmed preventive effect and supports the process of treatment and rehabilitation at various stages of spinal disorders. It also adapts to the body shape and its natural curves.

The Yoko orthopedic pillow, specifically its central part, features a very subtle neck profile. Therefore, it is recommended as a pillow for alleviating lordosis for petite individuals. People with a standard body build can also use it, but it is advised when they have a natural shape of the cervical lordosis. It will enhance their sleep comfort while supporting the prevention of spinal diseases.
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Asana is the most popular among the offered anatomical orthopedic pillows by ONSEN®. It has a width of 62 centimeters and a length of 38 centimeters. It is designed for individuals with a normal body structure. It best suits the needs of individuals whose weight falls within the range of 55-90 kilograms and whose height falls within the range of 150-185 centimeters.

The anatomical side parts of the Asana orthopedic pillow are intended for side sleeping, and their height is 10 centimeters. This provides proper support for the cervical spine, which in the side sleeping position should be aligned in a straight line along with the head. Additionally, there are shoulder profiles that keep the arms in a neutral position throughout the night.
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The middle part of the Asana orthopedic pillow, on the other hand, is intended for sleeping on the back. The height under the neck is 4 centimeters, which is the optimal height for individuals with a standard body structure. This ensures that the head is not excessively elevated and the cervical lordosis is not unnaturally curved. It supports the natural alignment of the spine and its anatomical curves.
 
In the central zone of the pillow, there is a special groove. This is a unique solution that ensures that the head is not bent towards the sternum while sleeping on the back. At the same time, it maintains the anatomical shape of the cervical spine.
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The firmness of the pillow is approximately 27N (Newtons), and its core is made of highly elastic foam with an open-cell structure. It is considered to be medium-firm and fully caters to the needs of the majority of individuals, significantly reducing orthopedic and neurological health issues. It has confirmed preventive effects and supports the process of treatment and rehabilitation at different stages of spinal conditions. Additionally, it conforms to the body shape and its anatomical curves.

The neck profile located in the Asana orthopedic pillow, specifically in its central part, is designed for individuals with a standard body structure. It is recommended for those with a flattened cervical lordosis as well as for those who want to prevent such a condition. It promotes sleep comfort while facilitating spinal health prevention and enhancing the effects of treatment and rehabilitation.
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Enso - double-sided, universal orthopedic pillow

Enso is the most versatile among the offered orthopedic pillows by ONSEN®. It has a width of 62 centimeters and a length of 38 centimeters. It is designed to accommodate individuals with different body builds. It best suits the needs of individuals weighing between 45-75 kilograms and with a height ranging from 150-180 centimeters.

The contoured side sections of the Enso orthopedic pillow are designed for side sleeping, with a height of 11 centimeters. This provides optimal support for the cervical spine, which should be aligned in a straight line with the head when in a side sleeping position. The pillow also features shoulder profiles, ensuring that the arms remain in a neutral position throughout the night.
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Furthermore, the central part of the Enso orthopedic pillow is designed for sleeping on your back. Its height under the neck is 3 centimeters, which is an optimal height for individuals with average body types. This ensures that the head is not excessively elevated, and the cervical lordosis is not unnaturally curved. It supports the natural alignment of the spine, including its anatomical curves.

Since it is double-sided, attention should be paid to the side it is used on. The side with the longer "tongue" is intended for individuals experiencing issues with the cervical spine, particularly a flattened cervical lordosis. On the other hand, the side with the shorter "tongue" is primarily designed for preventing spinal disorders and is suitable for individuals with a natural shape of the cervical lordosis.

In the central part of the pillow, there is a special depression. This unique feature ensures that the head is not pressed towards the sternum while sleeping on the back, while maintaining the anatomical shape of the cervical spine.
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The pillow has a firmness of approximately 25N (newtons), and its core is made of highly elastic foam with an open-cell structure. Its firmness can be described as medium. Additionally, it is the only double-sided pillow in our offering. One side is designed for individuals with a flattened cervical lordosis, while the other side of the pillow is intended for individuals with a natural cervical lordosis, providing preventive benefits. As a result, it significantly supports the process of treatment and rehabilitation at various stages of spinal diseases. It perfectly adapts to the body shape and its natural curves.

The Enso orthopedic pillow, specifically its central part, features a neck profile that is tailored for individuals with a standard body structure. It is recommended both as a pillow for flattened cervical lordosis and for individuals seeking to prevent it. It supports sleep comfort while providing preventive measures for spinal disorders and enhancing the effects of treatment and rehabilitation.
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Hiro - orthopedic pillow for bodybuilders

Hiro is the largest among the top-quality orthopedic pillows offered by ONSEN®. It has a width of 71 centimeters and a length of 36 centimeters. It is designed for individuals with a robust body structure. It is most suitable for individuals whose weight exceeds 90-130 kilograms, and whose height is above 165 centimeters.
 
In accordance with the human anatomy, the side parts of the Hiro orthopedic pillow are intended for side sleeping, and their height is 12 centimeters. This ensures proper support for the cervical spine, which should be aligned in a straight line with the head when in a side position. They also have large shoulder profiles, which keep the arms in a neutral position throughout the sleep.
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Meanwhile, the central part of the Hiro orthopedic pillow is designed for sleeping on your back. Its height under the neck is 4 centimeters, which is the most desirable value for individuals with a robust build. This ensures that the head is not excessively elevated, and the cervical lordosis maintains its natural shape. It provides support for the physiological body position, including its natural curves.

In the central part of the pillow, there is a special depression. This unique feature ensures that the head is not pressed towards the sternum while sleeping on the back, while maintaining the anatomical shape of the cervical spine.
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The pillow has a firmness of approximately 28N (newtons), and its core is made of highly elastic foam with an open-cell structure. It is therefore considered to be medium-firm and suitable for the needs of almost every individual, while also alleviating orthopedic and neurological health issues. It has confirmed preventive effects and supports the process of treatment and rehabilitation at various stages of spinal diseases. It adapts to the body shape and its natural curves.

The Hiro orthopedic pillow, specifically its central part, features a neck profile that is tailored for individuals with a muscular build. Therefore, it is recommended both as a pillow for flattened cervical lordosis and for individuals seeking to protect themselves from this condition. It significantly enhances sleep comfort while providing preventive measures for spinal disorders and supporting their treatment and rehabilitation.
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What connects our orthopedic pillows?

All our orthopedic pillows are characterized by the highest quality that we have achieved through the implementation of the design thinking method involving top-class specialists. Each of them is based on the philosophy of jobs to be done, which means that it has a specific task to perform. As a result, all models of our sleeping pillows address the health issues of the individuals they are designed for and fulfill their needs.

They are also united by their production method. They are molded from forms created based on anatomical models of the human body. Unlike most manufacturers, we avoid cutting pillows from blocks because it prevents their proper contouring. Moreover, each of our pillows is made in Poland, which guarantees their highest quality and also supports the national and European economy.

The orthopedic pillows of the ONSEN® brand are exclusively made of highly elastic foams, while the majority of others are made of viscoelastic foam. This ensures that they maintain the proper shape throughout the night and provide adequate air circulation. It enhances both comfort and sleep hygiene. Above all, it provides real support for the head and spine in an anatomically correct position.

Additionally, orthopedic pillows of the ONSEN® brand are not only intended for individuals who already experience spinal discomfort. They work excellently for their prevention and to maximize sleep optimization. This is why they are purchased by students as well as individuals working in various positions and also by seniors. They have become iconic pillows among IT specialists, programmers, and drivers, as well as among people leading a sedentary lifestyle. All of this translates into hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers throughout Europe.
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We provide a 10-year warranty for our pillows. You can also test them in your own bedroom without any risk, as they are covered by a program that offers a 100-day return policy. We are confident in the quality of our products, which have no competition on the market.

The pillows produced by ONSEN® are a unique combination of science, innovation, and comfort, aimed at providing a healthy and relaxing sleep. With their help, you can fall asleep and wake up without pain, feeling refreshed and energized for a new day. They have a positive impact on the amount of deep sleep, allowing for the most effective regeneration.

Although each of us is different, we all have the same spine with its curves. The only differences lie in our body structures, which require individual selection of a pillow for each person. We believe that this has been properly explained above. However, if you still have any doubts about choosing a pillow or if you have any other questions, we encourage you to contact our specialists by phone.

We also encourage you to explore other articles on the best sleep and health blog, as well as the Encyclopedia of Healthy Sleep prepared by the ONSEN® team of specialists. For those who care about spine health, we recommend a set of spine exercises prepared by our physiotherapist.
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FAQ: Our pillows

How to choose a pillow for a short, petite person?

For petite individuals, it is recommended to choose a pillow that matches their body structure. Such individuals should pay special attention to selecting a pillow size and design that allows for proper support of the body's anatomical curves. Orthopedic pillows like the Yoko pillow, made of high-resilience (HR) open-cell foam, are particularly recommended. It has a preventive effect and is also effective in treating and rehabilitating flattened/reduced cervical lordosis. It provides the highest level of sleep comfort and provides excellent support for the head and spine.

What pillow to choose for a person of average height and weight?

Individuals with average body structure should choose orthopedic pillows with a physiological shape. These pillows should be based on an anatomical model of the human silhouette. Depending on their height, weight, and the condition of their cervical lordosis, individuals in this category are recommended to choose one of two orthopedic pillows: Enso or Asana. Both are made of high-resilience (HR) open-cell foam. They have a preventive effect and also assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal disorders. They provide pain relief, improve sleep comfort, and ensure optimal support for the spine and head.

What pillow to choose for an overweight person?

For individuals who are overweight or obese, an anatomically shaped pillow made according to the physiological model of the human body should be chosen. The recommended pillow for larger individuals is the Hiro orthopedic pillow, made of high-resilience (HR) open-cell foam. It has both preventive properties and is highly effective in treating and rehabilitating spinal disorders. It provides the highest level of sleep comfort and ideal support for the head and spine.

What is the difference between a memory foam pillow and a high-resilience foam pillow?

A memory foam pillow is made of viscoelastic foam, also known as shape memory foam. These pillows provide a sense of comfort, but they tend to sink under pressure and temperature during the night. This causes them to no longer support the spine and head in a neutral position. Additionally, they can cause sweating on the head, neck, and back during the night. For many people, they make it difficult to change sleeping positions. On the other hand, high-resilience foam pillows are made of durable open-cell foams that provide air circulation and consistent support throughout the night.

Are foam pillows or latex pillows better?

A latex pillow is made of latex, which is derived from rubber sap. Most latex pillows are made from synthetic latex, sometimes with a small amount of natural latex mixed in. However, regardless of the origin of the latex, potentially harmful chemical substances are often used in its production. Additionally, latex does not allow for air circulation and frequently causes allergies. On the other hand, high-resilience foam pillows are made from open-cell foams, which are extremely durable. They allow for proper air circulation and do not trigger allergies. They are the best choice for individuals who prioritize a healthy and comfortable sleep.

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