Jiaao Hypoallergenic Bed Pillow: QUICK OVERVIEW
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For some of us, sleeping any other way than on the side is unimaginable. There’s a significant problem with this position though – if you don’t have a pillow specifically designed to keep your neck level and your head relaxed in this position, a good night’s rest can quickly turn into sweat-drenched hours of pure discomfort.
Thankfully, pillows specifically designed for side sleepers exist, and this review takes a look at one of the better ones out there – an innovative, hypoallergenic pillow by Jiaao
Jiaao Hypoallergenic Bed Pillow Review
Jiaao is a pillow and bedding manufacturer dedicated to eco-friendly products that offer relief to their users and help them see night time as the most restful part of the day again. Such is also the case with their hypoallergenic pillow, whose chief function is to relieve tense muscles and be a clean place one can lay their head down on and sleep securely.
Who is this product for?
Anyone who’s been yearning for a night of restful, painless sleep and hasn’t been able to find a firm enough pillow to support their side sleeping habit will find this one to be a blessing, but it was especially designed for people that have cervical spondylosis as it does a very good job of keeping your neck muscles relaxed no matter what sleeping position you prefer.
The pillow’s packaging is tight, but once you tear into it you’ll discover there are quite a few goodies to be had alongside it. Apart from the pillow itself, you get a moisture-wicking inner cover which prevents damp and mold from building up; a knitted outer cover with a hidden zipper that won’t make sleeping rough; and to top it all off, there’s a storage bag you can place the pillow inside when it isn’t in use.
Overview of features
The thing about the vast majority of memory foam pillows people have the most complaints about is their firmness – even though they adapt themselves to the contours of your neck and upper back, there’s always that tendency to slump. Not so with Jiaao’s pillow.
A lot of attention has been given to the physical properties of the memory foam; on one hand, it is supple and can quickly take on a shape which complements anything you place on top of it. On the other, after a certain point, the foam starts to stand its ground, becoming very firm in a positive way. This ensures that there’s always a good degree of firmness present which you’ll definitely appreciate, especially if sagging pillows caused your neck or back problems to begin with.
Another major concern when considering a new pillow is its chemical composition and overall health safety. Both of these are admirable in this pillow’s case – neither the memory foam nor the covers contain any chemicals harmful to humans or pets, and the inner cover is mite resistant for even greater peace of mind. There are no strong chemical smells to worry about, and the pillow is completely hypoallergenic.
On the other hand, the pillow’s hardness might become a point of contention, especially for people who are used to sleeping on their back or belly. Most pillows will “break in” after a couple of months and substantially lose their firmness. That’s not the case with Jiaao’s pillow – it will be as firm in six months as it was when you bought it.
Couple that with its specialized design which makes the pillow a little higher than most to better accommodate side sleeping, and you’ve got a specialized product some people just won’t want to go for.
How to use the pillow
Before using the pillow the first time, it is very important to give it at least a day to breathe and expand into its original shape. This will get rid of any residual smells left over from the production process and ensure that you’ll be adequately supported as soon as you use the pillow for the first time. The memory foam can’t be washed, but airing the pillow out every couple of months should keep it fresh.
If Jiaao’s pillow is too hard for you, but alleviating neck and back pain is a very important part of your criteria, try giving the softer, gel-infused memory pillow from CR a chance.
It’s safe to say that Jiaao’s hypoallergenic pillow is a fantastic choice… if you are a side sleeper. Its stability, firmness and stress-relieving properties come to the forefront most when the pillow is used for side sleeping, and that’s where it really shines.
Others might want to look elsewhere as the pillow takes some getting used to if firmness wasn’t your thing before. Nevertheless, it may make a convert out of you yet, so the least you can do is give both it and side sleeping a fair chance.