We are always on the lookout for things that will improve our patients lives, and anything that helps with sleep and sleep postures is always popular.
This Reflex pillow was dropped into our office last week and it was decided that I was to be the one to trial it.
Now had the company been told it was me to try it and how particular I am and how I hate change then they probably should have been concerned to say the least.
I’ve tried numerous pillows over the years, and for the last few years the Putman pillow has been my go to and the one I always recommend to our patients. I love it.
I suffer with teeth grinding and jaw pain and wear a very fetching mouth guard. Its more common in over achieving, academic females so naturally that’s me. This pillow claims to help with these Body Signals (symptoms) so I was intrigued.
Initial thoughts were that it was flatter and longer than other orthopaedic pillows I’ve tired, and actually it looked better on the bed (I’m all about aesthetics). However, I was very dubious about the vertical ridge in the centre of it. When rolling over would laying on it not wake me? Would I not end up laying awkwardly on the ridge? The Putman pillow has anice little hollow for your ear to fit into this didn’t.
Normally it takes me a good few nights to get accustomed to a new pillow and I always recommend patients try their pillows for at least 2 weeks before giving up on them. Well wasn’t I presently surprised when I slept the whole first night without much disturbance (which was confirmed by my activity tracker). And the next night and the next night. In fact according to the activity tracker I was having the best nights sleep I’ve had in a long time. I was waking up in the morning with less jaw pain than before.
This is an Irish product and I’m so delighted its of such good quality.
As I was so impressed with this pillow we now have one in the office for our practice members to try. If you would like to borrow it for 3 nights let our front desk know and we will reserve it for you. Otherwise if you wish to purchase one you can order it direct from www.reflexpillow.com
. It retails for €89.99 plus delivery charges.
*update the folk at reflex pillow have kindly offered free delivery to our practice members. Just ask for the unique code at our front desk.