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Improved Sleep and Comfort: Technogel Pillows

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA

If you have ever had an uncomfortable night’s sleep, you’ll want to read what we discovered from sleeping on pillows from Technogel.

Technogel pillow and bedAlexandra: For the past ten years or so, I’ve had issues with vertigo, which has many causes. My vertigo turned out to be related to neck tension that affected my inner and middle ear. In practice, this meant I would be stuck in bed for days, not even able to move my eyes quickly for fear of getting sick and dizzy.

Since figuring out the problem, I have been able to manage my neck tension through massage. But!!!! (there’s always a “but” in these stories) I don’t go to the massage therapist often enough. So when the chance came to try out a Technogel anatomical pillow, I abruptly broke up with my lumpy excuse of a down pillow (I believe it had gone down, down, down years ago), and welcomed the anatomical pillow into my life. According to the description, this pillow is “recommended for those suffering from neck, back or shoulder pain. It provides excellent support and muscle relaxation. Suggested for those who sleep primarily on their sides or on their back.” Ka-Chinga.

I heard that it takes a few days to adjust, but that wasn’t the case with me.
Neck – Oh, this is lovely, and I feel so relaxed.
Me – That’s good. Now please go to sleep and release some tension, wouldya?
Neck – Yes, um, hmmmmm, zzzzzzz, snork, sigh………(sounds of soft breathing)

I haven’t dissected my pillow, but I know that it’s got foam and gel inside. And I know that the company got its start in the medical field, providing cushioning for bed-bound hospital patients. I know this because I went to the Technogel booth during my BlogTour trip to IMM Cologne, Germany. Technogel is an Italian company, I was in Germany, and my primary language is Englilsh. You can get a good night’s sleep in any language!

They removed the top later of foam to show the blue gels.

They removed the top later of foam to show the blue gels.

 

As part of my (cough cough) research, I tested out the bed at the show. And the laptop pads. And the pillows (they have 6 styles). Eventually they noticed and asked me to change out of my pajamas and leave. Not really, I was treated extremely well and encouraged to lie on the bed for as long as I wanted. Poppies… Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sleeeeep. Now they’ll sleeeeep!

 

Kymberly: I, too was selected to try out a Technogel pillow. I chose the expensive one Alexandra did not pick so that we had some variety to report back on. While I fall asleep easily, I tend to wake up often then toss, turn, and flip my pillow over and over looking for elusive slumber.

Do you also have sleepless nights or stretches of insomnia? Some nights I wake up and run “to do” lists and  conversations through my head. Such head chatter makes it hard to get back to sleep. Are you familiar with the song “Pillow Talk” made famous by Doris Day?

Pillow talk, pillow talk
Another night of hearin’ myself talk, talk, talk, talk

How do I turn Doris Day Pillow Talk into Kymberly Night of No Talk? Enter my new Technogel Deluxe pillow. It may be heavy, but it’s not chatty. Yes, the first thing I noticed was that the pillow had some heft to it. Yet it was obedient, conforming to my head and temperature.

Being a person who loves words, I actually read the pamphlet that came with my nifty, high tech pillow. There I learned that we are supposed to heave ho “standardl” pillows every 18 months due to germs, bacteria, small animals that look horrific under microscopes, and other gross out details. Oops, I had been about a decade behind on that task! Welcome even more to my new sleep buddy.

Ultimately the big question is simply “did I sleep better with this deluxe Technogel pillow?” The big answer is “yes.” Between the Pure Matters Healthy Sleep supplements I take, the new mattress my hubster got for my last birthday, and this special foam and gel pillow, I am showing those night sweats and insomnia moments who is boss! A colleague had told me to expect needing a week to adjust to Technogel pillows, but that the adjustment would be worth it. I transitioned in about four seconds, one snore, and two flutters of my eyelids. Comfort and support were mine. If you want to borrow my pillow, we are talking one serious pillow fight to wrench it from my sleeping grasp!

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I was compensated by FitFluential LLC for this campaign. All opinions, pillows and snores are my own (actually, the snores are Kymberly’s).

 

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11 Responses to Improved Sleep and Comfort: Technogel Pillows

  1. Doug February 21, 2013 at 6:11 am #

    First off…you ladies is CRAZY.

    Second…I am jealous. I am a pillow junkie…always looking for the better option to get a good night’s sleep. Right now, I have a buckwheat pillow, and as much as I love it, I want to try one of these TechoGel badboys.
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

      Well, Doug, the good news is that you noticed FIRST that we are crazy. And proud of it! The Technogel is a total bad boy in the sense that is was good for us girls!!
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  2. Tamara February 21, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    You are talking to me ladies! I have entered that phase of life where tossing and turning in the wee hours is almost a nightly occurrence. I’d love to try these pillows, but what to do about a snoring and restless hubby….
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Tamara, you need 2 pillows: One – a very nice Technogel for YOU. They have cooling properties, so that might help with the sleep, and Two – a crappy old lump of a pillow that you can put over hubby’s face so he can snore into the pillow and not keep you awake. I am NOT recommending suffocating him; I am recommending the old pillow be something like nose plugs for him!
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  3. Kerri O February 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    These pillows look awesome…and the fact that there’s a BED now. Oh. My.
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    • AlexandraFunFit February 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      I have to tell you Kerri, that bed was sooooo comfy. I actually was at the booth for about an hour and only left when I saw that other people were waiting for a turn. Technogel has a sleep center in LA and I really want to be invited there for a night. Maybe they have one in Denver….
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  4. Jody - Fit at 55 February 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    I love that you both love the pillows!!! I wrote on your FB page that I think I might have picked the wrong pillow since I never really got used to it but I am still trying.. I keep going back. I was OK at first & then started to have some issues so stopped & started a few weeks later. I keep trying cause I so want it to help me! :) I think it is so large for a smaller me so maybe that had a smaller size one that would have worked better for me.. not sure. Will try again & let you know…. :)

    Love the movie trailer!
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    • KymberlyFunFit February 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      Hmm, that is a good point about the pillow size and your size. My deluxe pillow is pretty big, which I like. The anatomical pillow what’s her sissie got is much smaller. But then her brain is also smaller so that kinda worked out. I hope you do find one that helps! As for me, I have to train the two cats who sleep on me to coordinate their moving about so they disturb me less. The hubster is already trained!
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  5. Connie February 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Awesome Info, particularly for a Sleep Diva like myself. Pray tell, can one purchase this powerful pillow in stores or onine only!!!!!!!

    Thanx mucho,

    Connie
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  6. Calla Gold February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Glad to hear both you lovely ladies got a good night’s sleep with these high tech pillows! Sleepless nights are the worst.

  7. cursor system March 28, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    This is a good review of technogel pillows. Recently, I am not using technogel pillow but whenever i plan to change my pillow I will try it and i will still post my own experience I got from the pillow.
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