I was really excited to be able to test out the Anatomic Pillow from Technogel, a benefit of being a Ambassador. Comfortable pillows are the most difficult aspect of sleeping for me to find -- it seems when I do find one, it's not long before it flattens out, hardens, or somehow is no longer as comfortable. Another thing I find maddening is how hot my head gets, necessitating flipping the pillow for relief.
Since it was suggested by Technogel that the Anatomic version was best for those who sleep primarily on their sides or on their back, that is the one I chose to test out.
First impressions: this pillow is HEAVY! It also felt damp when first laying on it, which was unusual but not unpleasant. For me, the Anatomic ridges were very pleasant, but felt too strange for my wife and son, who both sleep on the world's thinnest pillows (think a pillow cover within a pillow cover). Only negative? The cool-looking gel is covered by a cotton cover.
The gel in the pillows, which has been used in a variety of products since the early 1990s, has several key beneficial properties:
Technogel asked us to sleep on the pillow for more than a week before writing the review, as it can take a few nights to get used to the feel, and sleep quality improves with time. Two nights in, I had to travel for work, and it became immediately apparent how much of an impact the pillow already made for me. Two nights on hotel pillows were excruciating! Besides seeing my family again, sleeping on the Anatomic pillow was one of the things I was most looking forward to. Two nights after returning from the trip, I had my best night's sleep in a long time! Having the kids sleep through the night probably helped as well. :)
One warning -- Technogel pillows are designed to enhance your sleep and not for other activities like propping up in bed or pillow fights—which their pillows are not intended to do. Not sure how you'd use the pillows for either of those, but I suppose it's worth a heads-up.
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Disclaimer: I was sent this product for review purposes, free of charge. No further compensation was offered or received. Some information was gleaned from the company website and all opinions are my own.
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