Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sleep to Perform

It's a well-known fact that quality sleep is important, and it's also all too well known that it can be hard to come by.  FitFluential knows that quality SLEEP is one of the cornerstones of a healthy life; it affects everything we do for the remainder of our day!  But how many of us actually get a good night's sleep, every night?  Busy schedules, psychological stress, physical discomfort, and blue-light technologies all get in the way of a deep, quality sleep.

So what can we do to remedy the problem?  We can try setting a strict bedtime, eating nutritiously, enjoying 15 minutes of sunlight during the day, or shutting down electronics... but there's only so much we can do if our body is not comfortable.

When I wake up in the night to shift positions, or suffer through my morning with noticeable neck pain, I know something's not right.  Unfortunately, these are were common occurrences for me, and such disrupted sleep patterns left me tired, cranky, and in pain.

Enter: Technogel.

Technogel is a patented gel that's been used in since the early 90s, providing comfort in seats, mattresses, and... PILLOWS!

The beneficial properties of the technology behind Technogel are outlined clearly on their website, so check it out to learn about...
  • 3D Deformation: The gels curve to fit your body in all 3 directions, unlike foam.
  • Durability: The materials do not harden, age, or split free.  The pillow may be pricey, but is a worthy, lasting investment!
  • Ventilation and Thermal Regulation: This is neat.  The Technogel technology prevents your pillow (and thus, head, neck, and body) from warming up
  • Sleep Tests and Research to back up its effectiveness
  • Ergonomics - made to fit your body. Comfort, plain and simple.

Experience a visual demonstration of the gel layer technology here.

But enough about technology!  On to the pillow:

When offered the chance to review the Technogel pillow as a FitFluential Ambassador, I was elated.  I waited eagerly until the box arrived.  It did not disappoint.

It was clear that this was no ordinary pillow.

Sleeping, Redefined

Andddd..... It was love at first hug.

It's hypo-allergenic. I can bury myself in it if I want!

The pillow itself is surprisingly heavy.  This is the first sign that it's made for sound sleep, rather than a pillow fight.  It is dense (filled with that fancy gel!), but, at the same time, is also soft and plush.  It feels firm, yet cushiony... It's sort of like foam, but definitely feels more like it embraces you rather than giving way under your weight.

I took my time getting to know it before taking it to bed.

The pillows come in different shapes to suit your sleeping needs: Classic, Deluxe, Anatomic, Contour, and Travel versions.

I selected the Anatomic Pillow, designed for back- and side-sleepers, both of which describe me.  I tend to start on my back and then turn on to my side to fall asleep.    It is also suggested to relieve back, neck, and shoulder pain.  Again, that's me!

The anatomic shape conformed perfectly to my neck and shoulders when sleeping on either my side or back.  I usually feel like my shoulder gets crushed under my torso's weight when I sleep on my side, but with the Technogel pillow, I didn't feel like my shoulder was rounding out at all. This pillow seemed to hold my head and shoulders up on its own, leaving me comfortable on my side.

This conformity of the pillow to my body was noticeable immediately, and I was pleased.  It felt like it was made for my neck.  I slept comfortably for the first few nights, falling asleep quickly, and staying asleep, to boot.  After only a couple days, noticed that my typical morning neck pain was no longer bothering me.  It's been a few weeks, and I'm still free of neck pain and sleeping soundly through the night.  For someone who used to wake up frequently and have a sore neck every morning, this has been a welcome improvement.

Needless to say, I'll continue using my Technogel pillow.  My other pillows have gotten pushed away.  I feel a little bad for them, but not bad enough to welcome them back to my sleeping routine. I'll save them for sitting up and reading.  For sleep, I'm all about my Technogel.  I'm even considering looking into their other products!  Their Deluxe pillow looks like it's fit for a king, and I can't even imagine how glorious it'd be to sleep on a Technogel mattress.  Heaven!

Think a Technogel pillow or mattress could improve the quality of YOUR sleep?

They've got some great Tips for Quality Sleep on their website, and there, you can also check out the different pillows.  At $150+, they're not cheap, but definitely worth the investment.  When you think about the amount of time you spend sleeping (what, a THIRD of your life??) and the way your sleep quality affects your waking hours, it's worth investing in the comfort and soundness of your sleep.

Connect with Technogel to learn more!  Like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and view the YouTube Technogel World.  Of course, you can also learn from the TechnogelWorld Website and research products and Where to Buy.

You could improve the quality of your sleep,
just like Technogel has improved mine.

And when you sleep better, your PERFORM better.  With quality sleep, I'm more alert at work, in class, at the gym, and with friends.  I dare you to sleep to perform.  Make necessary changes to help ensure sound sleep, and see how a good night's rest can improve the quality of your DAY, too!

Have you ever invested in a high-quality pillow or mattress?  
What types of products help improve YOUR sleep?  


  1. Those are very cool, Meredith! I love a great pillow!


  2. definitely loving my pillow as well. sleep is HUGE for those of us working to recover from all our hard work!

  3. I've had a Technogel for a year now and still LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  4. I have to try one of these technogel pillows, mine are worn out :-)



  6. I want one of these pillows so bad! I can only imagine how good you would sleep on the mattress.

  7. I seriously need one of these pillows too! Sleep is one area that I truly need to improve and pay more attention to. Probably doesn't help that my pillows are super old. Thanks for this great review!

  8. Great review! I keep seeing these pillows and boy I'm jealous. I should get hubby and I one. I mean we did invest a TON in our iComfort bed. It would only be fitting to add these to the mix right?

    Lately I have been sick so nothing is helping my sleep in fact I have lost a ton of it over the least few weeks.

    1. An iComfort bed sounds awesome! And yes, these pillows would be the cherry on top :)

      Hope you're feeling better!

  9. Sounds like an awesome pillow! Maybe I should ask my husband to get me one for Valentine's Day...

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  12. I agree, quality sleep is the key of a healthy life. By the way, the pillow looks so comfy.

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  15. I have no words for the pillow! I bought and I never feel neck pain after sleeping one week. Although they are expensive, they are really helpful for neck pain and provide a good sleep time.


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