What does Tempurpedic mean actually?
Tempurpedic means that the pillow is made from a viscoelastic material. Visco means resistant to change of shape. Elastic indicates the ability to return to its original shape after being forced to change. Viscoelastic means that the material works with your body's heat to mold to the shape of your head and neck. This enables your neck and head to be completely supported by the molded pillow that springs back to its original shape after the force of your body is removed, thereby eliminating pressure points and providing a more restful night's sleep. Tempurpedic travel pillows follow the design of NASA to relieve pressure from extreme G-forces.
Cleaning a Tempurpedic travel pillow
Most travel pillows on the market come with anti-allergy and anti-mite covers which are naturally treated and zippered to help eliminate dust mites and spores. These covers are easily removed for washing.
Tempurpedic travel pillows can be easily cleaned. First remove the pillow case and hand or machine wash. The to clean the pillow itself, roll the pillow like a sleeping bag and then release , allowing the pillow material to absorbs fresh air and breathe. Repeat this process several times in different directions to aerate the pillow.
Various shapes and sizes
These space age pillows come in a variety of shapes and sizes usually in plush comfortable cotton velour fabric. One style is a small rectangle measuring approximately 10x12x4.
There is also the often seen horseshow shape which typically comes in 11x12x3". These pillows generally cost $80.00US and upwards to $130.00US, so shop carefully for the best price.
There is also cervical style available in a travel size similar to the types many orthopedic doctors recommend for nightly sleeping. This is a versatile style in that it can be used not only for head and neck support but rolled up for lumbar support. The dimensions of this style are typically 10x12x4. By supporting the natural curve of your neck and shoulders, it provides a good night's rest while keeping your spine properly aligned.
Additionally there is a new style available in these temperature sensitive pillows: an hourglass design which is perfect for light weight traveling. This unique style can be used as neck, lumbar or even under your knees to reduce stress on your lower back.
Ordinary pillows compress under body weight thereby providing little or no support.
Whether you use one for your daily commute to work or a long plane ride to the far side of the world, you'll be happy you have your tempurpedic travel pillow on hand to reduce the stress and fatigue of traveling. These also make a great gift for graduates and business colleagues.