Great quality sleep can lift your mood and give you lots of energy. Sleep is more than just a comfort, however. Deep sleep is the time that your brain clears away toxins. The long-term health of your memory and ability to think are both related to quality sleep. A massage pillow can help.
How Do Massage Pillows Work?
Massage pillows are available in a variety of forms and can be used for many purposes. To help you decide which pillow is right for your sleeping needs, you’ll need to decide between a pillow offering heat and motion or a static or acupressure pillow.
Acupressure pillows don’t have any electronics, so there’s no way to warm them. However, many users find that products such as the Junfeng massage pillow is covered with small rounded accupressure nails that stimulate the circulation and initiate your natural healing system.
These pillows are sized to provide gentle support to the head and neck while activating your endorphins and increasing circulation. Because there are no moving massage features or heat, these pillows travel easily and require no charging or electrical access.
Active massage pillows provide a release of muscular tension and increased sleep quality with a combination of heat and massage. Most electric massage pillows feature heated massage stones that will slowly provide a deep tissue masssage to the muscles in your neck and skull, or wherever you choose to place the massage pillow. It’s not recommended you use a massage pillow while you sleep, but they’re an excellent tool to aid you in getting a great night of rest.
These pillows are fairly small and can be charged and don’t need constant access to electricity. Thanks to accessories such as straps, they can be applied to other parts of the body. If you suffer from leg cramps in the night, consider a pillow with an adjustable strap to massage calves or quads for 20 minutes as you prepare for sleep.