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Comparing two pillows is not only a lot of fun but quite enlightening.  Today we examine two heavyweights, Chiroflow pillow vs Mediflow pillow.  Chiroflow pillows are essentially pillows that are filled with water and used to support the cervical spine resulting in better sleep. These pillows were designed in 1994 by Maurice Bard after suffering whiplash and needing to sleep with a water bottle under his pillow for relief.

Chiroflow pillows are proven to provide a better night’s sleep, users get to sleep quicker and wake less during the night, are great pillows for those that suffer from frequent headaches, especially migraines, they are hypoallergenic and can actually reverse the effects of aging due to fatigue.

Along with the positive, every product or idea has some negatives. With the Chiroflow pillow the hardest part is getting the right amount on water inside the pillow to work in a positive way for you. So there may be a few nights of adding and removing water until the right level is reached.

Water is heavy, so once the pillow is filled it can be heavy to move from the sink to the bed. Although this has not stopped many people from using the pillow, for those with gripping difficulties, this can present a small obstacle.  As with anything that is filled with water, over time the plastic will break down and the pillow may leak.

The Mediflow Water Pillow is also a pillow that is water-base.  However, all of the pillow is not filed with water.  The underneath of the pillow is where the water bladder resides and the top part of the pillow is filled with a polyester fiber material.  In other words, the top part of the pillow will much remind you of a traditional pillow.  In fact when you place your head on the pillow I doubt that you will even know that it even has water in it because the water cushioning experience is rather subtle.  However, even those these differences are subtle then can make all the differences in the world.

The Mediflow Water Pillow has the same advantages as a water bed in that it will automatically shape itself to the contour of your head and neck. It will also help maintain the proper alignment of your head and neck without effecting any pressure points.  With the Mediflow you can also adjust the level of water to fit your style of comfort by adding or removing water.  Removing or adding water allows you to adjust both the height and the firmness of the pillow.  Being able to adjust the height of the pillow is particularly useful so that you can keep your head and neck in proper alignment.  Improper head and neck alignment will often result in headaches, neck pain and sleeplessness.

Neither of these pillows are not the best types of pillows for stomach sleepers because they tend to make the pillow too high for a stomach sleeper to become comfortable unless they choose to sleep on the edge of the pillow.  These pillows are quite heavy and typically way anywhere from 8 to 16 pounds depending on how much water you have in them.  The heaviness of the pillow will only come into play if you have a bad back and plan on moving the pillow around a lot.  Heavy pillow like water-base pillows will remain in place throughout the night and won’t fall off your bed like most pillows.

Both pillows are similarly priced and both are designed for people who are experiencing neck pain, morning headaches or poor sleep.  However, we tend to favor the Mediflow pillow because its easier to adjust and a little better at responsive sleep support.