Are you one of the roughly 14% of Americans who has a sedentary job?
If so, you might be familiar with pain in your lower back. When you sit for hours on end, your muscles and nerves can tense up under the extra strain and pressure. This discomfort can span all the way from your neck to your legs.
Yet, there's another issue that can add to your misery: sweat!
While there are some cushions on the market that claim to help alleviate your back pain, most of them will leave you hot, stuffy and miserable. A cooling seat cushion, on the other hand, is designed to do just the opposite.
Today, we're taking a closer look at how this type of cushion works, why you need one, and which ones are the best buys around.
What Is a Cooling Seat Cushion?
It's all too easy to overheat.
When you're seated at your computer all day, it's natural to stay in one position for an extended period of time. As you do, your level of breathability diminishes, especially if you're dressed in thick, cotton materials. As such, it's not uncommon for perspiration to pool around your lumbar region, which can make you even more uncomfortable.
A cooling seat cushion is a special type of chair cushion designed to perform two primary tasks:
- Alleviate pressure on your lower back, hips and tailbone
- Keep you cool while you use it
How does it work? The secret lies in what's inside.
Most cooling seat cushions are filled with a unique kind of gel-infused memory foam. If you've ever slept on a memory foam mattress, you know how cushy and comfortable the material can be. This is because it's designed to contour to your curves and offer a customized level of support that you can't find anywhere else.
What if we told you that you could take that comfort one step further?
Gel-infused memory foam is simply memory foam that has been infused with innovative, cooling gel beads. While it might not sound like a major addition, it's an incredible upgrade that makes a noticeable difference.
What Different Types Are Available?
When you're in the market for a new seat cushion, you'll notice that there are several different designs to sort through.
Do you need one for your lower back? What about your tailbone or coccyx? Then, there are even some sets that provide two separate cushions so you never have to choose one over the other. Let's take a look at a few of the most common ones that you'll find in your search.
Gel-Infused Coccyx Seat Cushions
If your tailbone tends to go numb when you sit in your office chair all day, start with our Gel Infused Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion.
Made from the 100% pure, premium memory foam that you've already come to expect from our shop, this cushion also features an advanced formula, infusing the foam with gel for luxurious comfort. While the gel itself already amplifies the cushion's breathability significantly, we also added strategic ventilation holes to keep you even cooler.
This way, every time you sit down on the cushion, you'll activate those cooling agents so you're less likely to overheat.
Whether you're at your desk or in your car, this cushion is designed to relieve pressure from your coccyx so you don't stand up with new aches and pains that weren't there before. It's unique U-shaped design evenly distributes your weight so you aren't putting too much stress on any particular area, relieving pain in your lower back, legs, tailbone, lumbar region, hips and coccyx.
For these reasons and many others, physicians and orthopedic specialists recommend our Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion to patients seeking relief from chronic tailbone pain, swelling and strains.
Gel-Infused Lumbar Support Cushions
Did you know that around 20% of people who experience an episode of acute, short-term lower back pain will develop persistent, nagging lower back pain after about one year of showing symptoms?
We cannot overstate the importance of caring for your back. One wrong twist could send you reeling, and recovery can take a significant amount of time. When you sit for work or at home, you allow those muscles to tighten and constrict, even if it's only for a few hours.
This means they're stiffer and less warm than if you were moving around and physically active. This makes you more prone to the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Herniated discs
A gel-infused lumbar support cushion can help you prevent such injuries in the first place. At the same time, if you do experience any strains or aches in your back, it can help relieve that tension so it doesn't dominate your day.
A lumbar support cushion sits from the middle of your back and follows all the way down to your lower back, or lumbar region. Not only does it offer padding where you need it most, but it can also correct your posture. You are free to adjust the cushion anywhere on your chair back to offer just the right amount of support.
If you're looking for one, try our Gel Infused Memory Foam Lumbar Support Back Cushion! Similar to our Gel Infused Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion, this one is also made with our premium memory foam for unparalleled support. In addition, it also has the same ventilation holes for you to enjoy.
Gel Infused Seat and Back Cushion Sets
You don't have to sacrifice lumbar support for coccyx support, and vice versa. Today, most manufacturers who design gel-infused seat cushions will also offer two-piece sets that let you experience the best of both worlds.
Take our Memory Foam Seat Cushion and Back Cushion set, for instance.
Not only will this dynamic duo relieve your back pain and help you sit more comfortably all day long, but it will also transform any standard office chair into the plush, supportive chair of your dreams. You can adjust the back cushion anywhere on the chair that you need to, thanks to the dual adjustable straps that come standard on both cushions.
Gel Infused Memory Foam Wheelchair Cushions
It can be unnerving to sit in an office chair for eight hours or behind the wheel for a long commute. However, wheelchair users know firsthand how painful it can be to have limited mobility and a sedentary lifestyle.
This is why a great seat cushion isn't just a nice-to-have accessory. Rather, it's a requirement to protect their bones and joints and prevent pressure sores or pressure ulcers from occurring.
Pressure sores can develop when someone is sedentary for a long period of time with very minimal movement. The excess pressure placed on their bones and skin can create a combination of both heat and friction. As a result, these painful sores are common in areas where the skin is thinnest and the bones underneath are heavily relied upon for support, including your:
- Shoulder blades
- Inner knees
Wheelchair users aren't the only ones who are susceptible to developing these sores. Anyone who tends to stay in relatively the same position all day mind find that certain areas feel more tender on their back than others. Excessive heat exacerbates this condition and can even encourage the sores to initially develop.
That's why we're excited to offer our Gel Infused Memory Foam Wheelchair Cushion in our online shop! This one accessory takes away the pain and frustration of sitting on a hard, unsupportive and uncomfortable wheelchair seat all day long. It also provides a cooler, better-ventilated seating environment so you're less likely to overheat.
If you're used to driving long distances for work or fun, this particular gel-infused, cooling seat cushion also makes an ideal travel accessory! Keep one in your car or truck to help relieve tailbone pressure as you drive to your destination!
What Are the Features of the Best Cooling Seat Cushion?
We've shared a few of the most common types available, but how can you distinguish one gel infused seat cushion from the next? What special features should you look for as you begin your search? Let's review a few of the can't-miss touches that any premium manufacturer will offer.
Easy to Maintain
Your new cooling gel seat cushion won't be much use if you spill your morning coffee all over it and it becomes dingy and stained in a few days.
You need a cushion that you can take with you wherever you go, without worrying about messing it up beyond repair. That's why we designed all of our gel-infused memory foam seat cushions with removable covers! Any time you need to, just remove the cover and wash it with cold water to make it look as good as new!
You don't have to lug around a heavy-duty cushion to get the support you need. Your cooling gel cushion should be lightweight for easy transport and ease of use.
Look for one that offers maximum support without weighing you down. Heavy cushions could increase your level of perspiration, which can make you less comfortable in the long run.
No two backs are created exactly alike. As such, the cushions you use to support yours shouldn't be stationary and unmovable. Try to find a cooling cushion that includes dual adjustable straps.
This way, you can move it up or down on your seat to offer just the right amount of targeted pressure relief and spine support. In addition, these straps are also there to keep the seat cushion in place as you shift around during the day!
Could the cushions, bedding, and other upholstery in your home be the culprits behind your chronic sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes? Researchers have found that dirty pillows can carry germs of all types. They can also be hosts for dust mites and other allergens.
That's why you need a seat cushion that is as hypoallergenic as possible. The ones you'll find in our shop include air holes that prevent the accumulation of germs, bacteria and other microorganisms. As long as you wash the cover periodically, you can enjoy years of allergy-free enjoyment.
Reputable and reliable manufacturers will stand behind their product. When you're comparing your options and researching the brands of gel cushions out there, ask about each one's lifetime guarantee policy
We're proud to extend this guarantee to all of our customers without hesitation. If anything happens to your cushion while you own it, we'll happily replace it for free. This way, you never have to be without the around-the-clock comfort you've come to love and appreciate.
Create a checklist of these features and keep it close by as you research your options! There aren't many cooling gel seat cushions that can meet all of them, but the coccyx, lumbar and wheelchair cushions you'll find in our Health and Wellness collection do.
Find Your Perfect Cooling Seat Cushion Today
Are you ready to finally stop sweating the day away? Looking for targeted, effective relief from your achy back and sore tailbone?
The right cooling seat cushion can do it all, and it's time to add one to your office and home. While there are many different kinds on the market, the best one will come with adjustable straps, an easy-to-clean cover, lifetime guarantee and other key features. It will also be lightweight and hypoallergenic to accommodate daily use.
If you're looking for the best gel-infused memory foam seat cushion, you've come to the right place. We offer a variety of models in our online shop, designed to help prevent and treat backaches, tight hips, sciatica and more. Feel free to browse our selection and contact us if you have any questions!