Did you know that the average office worker sits for more than 15 hours a day?
And it's not just cubicle workers that sit this much. You'd be surprised at how many hours we sit for things like eating and watching TV.
Unfortunately, sitting has been linked to an increased risk of fatal diseases. Besides this, it can also sap your energy, cause constipation, spider veins, and other short-term issues.
The good news is, however, with the right cushioning, you can mitigate the ill effects of sitting. A great way to do this is by using a memory foam wedge cushion.
Thanks to their unique qualities, memory foam cushion inserts can off-set some of the effects of sitting for long periods. They can also be used to get effective relief from issues such as coccyx and back pain.
Are you curious to know whether a memory foam cushion can really help you? Or is memory foam just hype? Keep reading to find out.
A Memory Foam Wedge Cushion Can Relieve Coccyx Pain
Coccyx pain can become severe and almost debilitating. It can be caused by a number of things, such as aging and severe weight loss, childbirth, injury, and sitting on hard surfaces.
If you have had coccyx pain, you know how excruciating it can be to sit on anything.
Not so with memory foam. Memory foam cushion inserts can prevent coccyx pain from developing by providing heightened support and cushioning. What's more, if you already have coccyx pain, you can also opt for a specially designed memory foam coccyx wedge cushion that prevents your tailbone from making contact with your seat.
The superior support of the memory foam will keep you elevated. At the same time, a centrally located cutout at the back ensures zero pressure on your coccyx.
Memory Foam Cushions Are Great for Your Back
According to estimates, approximately 31 million Americans are suffering from back pain at any given point. What's more, 80% of us will experience back pain at some stage during our lives.
Is your back giving you trouble? If so, you might be able to gain relief by using a memory foam wedge cushion. According to experts, memory foam products are one of the best solutions for those who suffer from back pain.
Memory foam cushion inserts assist in relieving back pain by evenly distributing pressure.
Let's take a look at how this works.
Firstly, memory foam minutely molds to the shape of our bodies. This means that every part of you that is in contact with the cushion is supported. There are no areas that are taking more pressure than others.
This, in turn, ensures that you are held up with a minimal amount of overall pressure on your body. This can reduce compression in your spine. Even support also helps your spine to stay aligned, and you'll be less likely to want to shift from side to side (thereby causing misalignment).
A Wedge Cushions Can Improve Your Posture
Did you know that memory foam can improve your posture?
This is another reason why a memory foam wedge cushion can ease back pain.
Wedge-shaped memory foam inserts work to tilt your pelvis forward while sitting. By slightly tilting your pelvis, this allows your spine to come into alignment.
If you don't believe us, try slipping a pillow under your bum so that your legs slant slightly downwards, and your pelvis opens up a little. You will instantly feel like your spine is stacked straighter, with one vertebra balanced on top of another.
If your pelvis is positioning slightly higher than your legs, this can make sitting up straight a lot easier. Now add the cushioning benefits of memory foam, and what you have is a posture improver of note.
If you feel like a memory foam wedge cushion is still not doing the trick, you can also try using a memory foam lumbar support cushion. Lumbar cushions offer enhanced support for your back. Because of this, they are also effective at fighting back pain.
Memory Foam Allows for Increased Circulation
Did you know that one of the most effective wellness products for increasing circulation while sitting is memory foam?
The reason for this lies in memory foam's enhanced ability to distribute pressure. When sitting on a regular cushion, the weight-bearing areas of your body are being compressed.
Your body weight is literally pressing down on your legs and buttocks. This can restrict the blood vessels in these areas and affect the circulation of blood through the rest of your body.
Because memory foam is the closest to "light as air" as one can get with a cushion, using a memory foam wedge cushion can help to reduce blood vessel compression. By reducing pressure on the blood vessels in your legs, a memory foam insert can assist with overall circulation while you are sitting.
By boosting circulation throughout the body, your brain may receive more blood as well. Blood flow to the brain is vital, and sources state that impaired blood flow can lead to a lack of concentration.
Using a Memory Foam Seat Wedge Can Limit the Risk of Spider Veins
Have you been noticing spider veins popping up on your legs? Or are you afraid of getting them?
Spider veins can be unsightly, and make you dread having to bare your legs. However, they can also be a forerunner of something more serious, varicose veins.
Spider veins are formed by broken blood vessels that are visible beneath the skin's surface. They are often caused by weakened capillary walls, which then burst.
Sitting or standing for long periods is known to cause pooling of blood in the legs. This can cause increased pressure on veins and capillaries. The increased pressure can trigger spider veins, as well as their more serious cousin, varicose veins.
Although spider veins do not always turn into varicose veins, they can, in some cases. Varicose veins can be painful and cause other symptoms such as tiredness, itchiness, and heaviness in the legs. As well as throbbing, tingling, and burning.
Spider veins and varicose veins aren't only caused by sitting or standing for too long. They are also linked to genetics, hormonal influences, a history of blood clots, obesity, and conditions that cause pressure within the abdomen. However, prolonged sitting can definitely both trigger and exacerbated them.
Some 30%-60% of adults in the US are reported to have spider veins or varicose veins. So don't feel alone if you have them too.
However, just because they are common doesn't mean there's nothing you can do for them. Aside from seeking treatment, elevating your legs when possible, and wearing compression stockings, memory foam wedge cushions offer a hassle-free way to protect your legs against this common hazard of prolonged sitting.
Memory Foam Cushions Can Be Used Anywhere
If you think that the benefits of memory foam are only for office workers, think again. The advantages of memory foam wedge cushions are not confined to your desk chair.
You can use a memory foam wedge cushion in just about any seat you use. Do you experience back pain in front of the TV? While eating at the dining table? Sitting outside?
These are all places where you can use a memory foam cushion insert to optimize your seating and keep pain at bay.
What's more, you can even get a memory foam car support cushion that will keep you aligned and supported while driving. Our memory foam car seat wedge cushions come with slip-free covers that prevent you from sliding on your seat, and a strap for easy carrying to and from your car. The covers are removable and washable.
According to reports, the average American spends 293 hours behind the wheel per year—and this doesn't even count time spent driving as passengers.
The takeaway? If your car seat isn't comfortable, then it's time to do something. Memory foam car seat cushions can make your drive time less stressful on your body, and a lot more comfortable.
Even if your car seat doesn't feel uncomfortable—if you are suffering from back and neck pain, bad circulation, or any of the other problems that can come from sitting for too long, then it's a good idea to consider investing in memory foam cushioning.
As mentioned earlier, memory foam wedge cushions tilt your pelvis forward, while opening up the area between it and your legs. This results in better posture, as well as reduced pressure on your spine.
If you are suffering from strain in your lower back and need support in that region, you can also consider utilizing a memory foam lumbar support cushion for the backrest in your car.
Memory Foam Seat Cushions Are Affordable
Memory foam is a relatively costly product, thanks to its special capabilities. Buying a memory foam mattress is a big investment and can easily run you a few hundred to a thousand dollars or more.
Memory foam cushion inserts, on the other hand, are much more affordable. Because they require a lot less foam than a full mattress, you can purchase a memory foam cushion insert for less than $30. This means that you can enjoy all of the benefits of memory foam for a fraction of the cost of a full mattress.
Memory Foam Is Long-Lasting
Besides being affordable, memory foam cushions are also very long-lasting. Most memory foam mattresses can last between 8-10 years.
A memory foam cushion is likely to last you even longer, considering that you probably will use it for fewer hours per day. As long as you aren't sitting on your memory foam cushion for more hours than you sleep, it's safe to say that the lifespan should be even more.
Additionally, memory foam cushions do not lose their "spring." When you apply pressure to memory foam, the warmth of your body causes it to sink and mold to your form. Once you get up, the foam gently springs back to its original shape. Unlike other foam types and cushions, memory foam won't develop permanent depressions in the areas that you lie or sit the most.
If this does start to happen, it will likely be at the end of the lifespan of the foam. Which, as we said above, is after roughly 8-10 years. This means that your memory foam cushion will keep its shape right up until the end of its use.
Want some more, good news? While most memory foam products are long-lasting, our memory foam cushions go above and beyond the normal memory foam lifespan.
If you purchase one of our memory foam products, you will get a lifetime replacement guarantee. This means that if anything does happen to your memory foam cushion, we will replace it with a new one, completely free of charge. Once you invest in one of our memory foam cushions, you will never be without the support you need again.
Memory Foam Is Hypoallergenic
Thanks to its dense structure, memory foam is a hypoallergenic material. Because the air spaces in memory foam are sealed off, dust and mites cannot get into these cavities.
In contrast, dust and mites can easily take up residence in regular cushions. On average, a pillow or cushion will increase in weight by 10% within the first year of using it.
Want to know what this weight is comprised of? Dust mites and their droppings.
This is gross for anyone to think about. But for allergy suffers, it has more severe consequences than just giving you the creeps. If you suffer from dust allergies, it is crucial that you limit the amount of dust mites and dust buildup you are exposed to.
Investing in a memory foam cushion is an easy way to ensure you aren't increasing your exposure to allergens every time you sit down.
Are You Looking for Reliable Memory Foam Products?
Memory foam cushion inserts can improve the quality of your seating, at home, in the car, and in the office. They are a highly affordable way to access the benefits of memory foam, and, if you buy from us, will last you a lifetime.
If you are looking for a high-quality memory foam wedge cushion, look no further. Not only do we sell wedge cushions, but we also stock a variety of other memory foam cushion inserts.
Take a look at our range of memory foam products today.