Written by: Laura Oakland
A revitalizing night’s sleep might be right under your head—or your ear, depending on your favorite sleeping position. Selecting a pillow that matches the way you sleep can dramatically improve the quality of your slumber, especially if you have special considerations like pain in your neck or back, sleep apnea, or even chronic insomnia.
As someone who has suffered with insomnia, I can tell you that it’s no walk in the park. In fact, it makes you so physically and mentally drained that the last thing you want to do when the sun comes up is walk anywhere at all. I tried everything to cure myself of insomnia, even going so far as to use over-the-counter medicines that just made me drowsy during the day. It took me a long time to realize that one of the main causes of my chronic lack of sleep was my out of date bed and pillows.
Few of us ever think about our pillow being the thing that stops us from falling into a deep, rejuvenating sleep. But in fact, supplying your body with the right cushioning is one of the most critical components to a successful rest. Nothing feels better than having the correct height and softness beneath you to rest an achy, weary, over-thinking head on. The correct pillow can even aid in alleviating painful back and neck conditions.
But how do you find the right pillow? It’s easy to walk into a store like Bed, Bath and & Beyond and just grab a new one from one of their overflowing bins of pillows. But does it suit your real needs? Is it the right level of softness or firmness, the right height, the right material? Will it cause you to sweat at night, leading to poor sleep or even acne? There are so many things to consider, it can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, I found a pillow that took the guess-work out of making the right choice. The BLACKROLL RECOVERY PILLOW is specially designed to meet a huge variety of sleeping needs. Its innovative design starts on the surface, featuring an ergonomic shape suitable for side sleepers, back sleepers, or belly sleepers. On the inside, rather than cotton filling, which loses its shape and becomes flat over time, it features breathable memory-foam that offers support to the head and neck. It even prevents you from becoming overly heated during the night, because of the many ventilation channels and the cotton cover (which can also be taken off and washed repeatedly, meaning you don’t even need a pillow case.)
One of the most beneficial features of the RECOVERY PILLOW is the fact that it’s even perfect for travel. Have you ever tried to fit your bed pillow into your carry-on? It’s almost impossible, and nothing ruins a perfectly enjoyable vacation like not being able to get a good night’s sleep on the plane or uncomfortable hotel bed. Thankfully, the RECOVERY PILLOW can actually be condensed, rolled up, and slid into its own travel bag. Just place it in your carry-on luggage and prepare to finally experience the restful sleep on your long flight that you always need.
I’m happy to report that my insomnia is now a thing of the past. The BLACKROLL RECOVERY PILLOW has completely transformed my nighttime routine. I no longer lie in bed, tossing and turning, dreading the sun coming up. Now, my head hits the pillow, and within minutes I fall into a deep, restful sleep. I wake up the next day feeling rejuvenated, invigorated, and ready to take on whatever challenges I face that day, knowing that my comfortable bed is waiting for me that very night.