Friday, August 23, 2013

Ergonomic Wrinkle Prevention Pillows go Orthopedic

About Face Wrinkle prevention Pillow
Ergonomic wrinkle prevention pillows have been around for several years. Ageless Beauty named one of them the "most innovative anti-aging product development of 2010". We received an About Face Wrinkle Prevention Pillow (shown above) for testing and loved it.

I still use mine every night - even when I travel. I get a better night's sleep with no compression wrinkles in the morning. The About Face Pillow has eliminated morning neck and shoulder pain by keeping my head properly aligned all night.

So I'm not surprised by the claims made in this video about the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow.

While there have been a lot of copycat pillows for wrinkle prevention introduced since About Face, the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow resembles earlier wrinkle prevention pillows only in purpose and basic material (enhanced polyurethane foam commonly known as memory foam).

The JuveRest more closely resembles the images of orthopedic pillows illustrated in some other patent applications cited in the March, 2011 JuveRest Anti-Aging Pillow patent filing.

The Differences Between JuveRest and Earlier Wrinkle Prevention Pillows

1. Expertise behind the design - Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S. directed a team of biomedical and mechanical engineers to design the JuveRest Sleep Pillow.

2. Size and complexity - The JuveRest is the size of a normal pillow, while most wrinkle prevention pillows are quite small. My About Face pillow is 12 x 15 x 3 1/2 inches. The JuveRest measures 12 1/4 x 25 x 6 inches.

The JuveRest has multiple levels and surface contours to encourage sleeping on one's back.

However (from the patent filing), "In the event the user intentionally moves from a supine sleeping position to a side position, the pillow is ergonomically configured to physically direct the user from a lower supine position up onto a higher, anatomically fitted, comfortable side sleeping position, which accommodates the user's shoulder, supports the user's neck and automatically positions the user's face so it is suspended from contact with the pillow and underlying sleep surface ...

While side sleeping, the user is inhibited from rolling forward off the pillow, but is free to roll back into a suitable supine position without inhibition."

I'm not a biomedical engineer or doctor but, based on my experience with the About Face Pillow, I expect the JuveRest helps prevent morning discomfort caused by un-ergonomic sleep positions, as well as that always tired feeling brought on by excessive tossing and turning.

3. Cost - Not surprisingly, the JuveRest costs more. The pillow is $180 and replacement zippered slipcovers are $40. The About Face Pillow is $100 and replacement zippered covers are $30.

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