Hydro Firm is a pillow for the bed that's to be filled with water, instead of being filled with sponge, microfiber, feathers or some other more traditional type of stuffing. It's stated that each pillow consists of an insulated water pouch that can be fully sealed, a fiber layer on top of that, and a hypoallergenic white pillowcase. The intention is that right after you lie down, the water in the pillow will adjust itself to support your head, and keep self-adjusting throughout your position changes in order to maintain this support.
The cost of Hydro Firm is $39.99 plus $6.99 shipping, for a total price of $46.98.
Before you use your Hydro Firm pillow, you'll need to make sure it's separated from its case and then fill it up with water. The water can come from nearly any source. After you twist open the pillow's round cap, which can be found on one side, you may want to hold it under your kitchen or bathroom tap to fill it up. Alternatively, you could dump water into the pillow from a pitcher or bottle. For a firmer pillow, you should fill it completely, but for a softer pillow, you should leave a bit more space.
When you're done filling up your pillow, remember to close the cap so that water won't seep out. Otherwise, you might wake up in the night and realize that there's water all over your bed.
Once the cap is closed on your Hydro Firm pillow, you'll need to add the white case, and then position the pillow on your bed so you can lie down. If you're going to be using this pillow within a stack of multiple pillows, make sure it's the one on top, or you won't fully benefit from its cradling effects. As you rest your head, neck, and shoulders on your pillow, you should notice that it cradles and supports them, keeping them comfortably aligned so you don't experience discomfort.
This particular pillow will accommodate back, stomach, and side sleepers, and will also accommodate those people who typically shift their sleeping position throughout the night. As you shift positions, the pillow won't stop supporting your head, neck or shoulders. Instead, the distribution of water will reconfigure itself inside so that the pillow can keep effectively supporting you as you sleep. Therefore, you should never have to force your eyes open and readjust your pillow to stay comfortable.
As alluded to above, you can fill this type of pillow up a lot or leave it partially unfilled. More water will make the pillow firmer, while less water will make it softer, although you should always fill yours at least half full, regardless of your preference. At less than half full, it probably won't be able to provide your upper body with the support you need, no matter how healthy, young or fit you are. On the other hand, if you feel like your pillow's too full, simply open the cap and dump some water out.
The hypoallergenic pillowcase with a thread count of 200 that comes with each pillow is also machine washable. As a result, you won't need to wash yours by hand, if you do in fact have access to a washing machine. However, it's best if you let the case air-dry instead of tumble-drying it. Plus, under no circumstances should you ever try to machine-wash the inner part of the pillow that you'd normally fill with water. If it's dirty, it can be wiped down with a damp cloth.
If you're not sure of the most effective way to fill your pillow without wasting water, damaging the pillow or causing anything else to go wrong, you can consult the included EZ Fill Guide. This guide will provide you detailed instructions as to how to fill up the pillow in the safest, most effective way possible.
Each Hydro Firm pillow is about the same size as a standard pillow, making each one suitable for use on all sizes of beds. This type of pillow is compact enough that it won't hang over the edges of a twin bed, and if you've got a larger bed, you may even want to get more than one. Due to this versatility among bed sizes, you'll be able to use this pillow on a trip away from home, even if you'll be sleeping in a bed that differs from your ordinary one.
Discomfort involving one's pillow is a common reason that people wake up intermittently instead of sleeping straight through the night. Fortunately, your Hydro Firm pillow will help prevent you from experiencing these intermittent wake-ups, since the water inside will readjust to suit each new position you find yourself in. When you wake up in the morning after a steady sleep with one of these pillows, you may feel more energized and ready to be productive than you normally do.
Hydro Firm looks similar to an inflatable pillow that you'd fill with air by using an electric pump, but you won't need any sort of electric device to fill one of these pillows with water. Typically, filling your pillow will require no more than a couple of minutes of manual work with water you already have, and then it'll be ready to use.
A hole could form in the water pouch of your Hydro Firm pillow, and that would render the pillow virtually useless since any water you put in would leak out. To help prevent this from happening, you'll need to be careful that this type of pillow doesn't come into contact with sharp objects, including sharp fingernails. Aside from fingernails, you'll have to keep any clawed pets you have away from the top of your bed, along with any sharp tools or beauty devices you might use in your bedroom.
If your pillow doesn't have a hole in it, its inner pouch should hold all the water inside it securely, but that doesn't mean you should leave the same water in there for years. Actually you should empty the old water and refill your pillow about once a week. Otherwise, the water will start to get stale and stinky, and may even promote the growth of molds or mildews inside your pillow's inner pouch.
Unlike a standard pillow, the Hydro Firm pillow can be used as a floating device of sorts in a body of water, such as a pool, a lake or even your bathtub. If you want to return your pillow to your bed after you use it somewhere else, though, make sure you wipe it before putting it back in its original place. You should be careful of sharp objects when you're using it outside of your bedroom, too.
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