Sitting is often an unavoidable task. It is required for most office jobs, which is a large percentage of the world’s workforce. Unless you decide to use a standing desk (which has downsides too), you are often limited to the often uncomfortable office chair given to you, which can lead to serious back pain.
These chairs rarely offer lumbar or coccyx support because they are the most basic type of chair that costs the least amount for the company. If you are looking for enhanced support to help relieve aches and pains, it may be time to invest in an ergonomic seat cushion.
There are many types of seat cushions available on the market. They vary in size, shape, style, and material. Depending on what you like, you can find one that best suits your needs. If you are looking to find the best seat cushion for you, Everlasting Comfort is happy to help.
Different Uses For Seat Cushions
Let’s first discuss the different reasons you might need a seat cushion.
The first use for a seat cushion is for an office chair. As mentioned before, these are usually not the best and offer no support for your lower back or tailbone, which may lead to lower back pain.
Another use for a seat cushion could be at home for gaming. A lot of people spend hours at their PC setup streaming video games. This can cause just as must strain as sitting at work can. If you have a chair at home that does not offer great comfort quality, you might need an extra seat cushion to reduce your aches and pains or even prevent other health conditions, like sciatica, from progressing.
You also might use a seat cushion if you are traveling a lot. If you like to fly cheaply, then you probably look for the best prices on plane tickets or train fare. This usually means you get the economy quality seating, which does not provide any luxury. Bringing your seat cushion can help make you feel like you are in first class with a glass of champagne. In this case, it also works as a car seat cushion.
Seat cushions are designed with comfort in mind to improve your sitting experience.
Benefits Of Seat Cushions
Seat cushions can help with many things, the most obvious one being improved comfort. But there are a lot more reasons than you might think to buy a seat cushion.
If you often experience lower back or tail bone pain, coccyx seat cushions can help with relieving that pressure. Cushions for your seat are often able to absorb the shock from areas of your body that are sensitive to pressure being put on them.
Another benefit is better alignment for your spine and a healthy posture when you sit. Slouching or leaning back when you sit can cause a host of problems for you in the long term. Being able to feel supported while sitting up straight is extremely useful for anyone. Lumbar support cushions can help straighten your lower back to support your body weight without unnecessary tension.
Our lumbar support pillow is made from 100% pure memory foam in an ergonomic design and comes with adjustable straps. It also features a hypoallergenic breathable mesh cover for added breathability, which is zippered and removable so that it can be tossed in the washing machine.
Certain seat cushions may also help people who suffer from tailbone pain. Perhaps you injured your tailbone, and it needs extra orthopedic support while sitting. This is the perfect solution to healing quickly. People often used donut cut out cushions for tailbone relief, which can help take the stress off that part of your spine.
Seat cushions are also great for traveling. They can make any car ride or plane ride more tolerable and even allow you to sleep while you travel. A lot of cushions come in a compact size, which makes it easy to bring them along in a carry-on bag.
If you need something to act as a transfer aid for getting out of a chair to a different seat, a memory foam seat cushion could help. There are cushions available on the market that are designed for people who have physical limitations. This can make moving a lot easier for those who find it difficult normally.
If you are looking for a way to stay fit while sitting, it is possible with a seat cushion. This may sound counterintuitive, but core engaging cushions are designed to help your engage your core and build your muscles in that area.
This is great for reducing the risks of diseases from sitting for long periods. Of course, it is still recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy, and if you have real concerns about diabetes or obesity, talk to your doctor about it.
Chair support can also reduce fatigue and muscle strain with added back support, improving your focus and endurance at work. If you are not thinking about the pain you feel, it is easier to get work done without feeling terrible physically.
Seat cushions are made up of different materials, depending on the style that they are. They have both an interior material (the filling) and an exterior filling.
On the inside, some of the options are:
Memory foam: This can be an excellent option for people who want comfort and support. This unique high-density material contours to your body when it encounters your body heat and relieves pressure and pain. High-density memory foam is often used in mattress toppers and even mattresses themselves.
Our products at Everlasting Comfort are made of pure, high-quality memory foam. This foam can align your spine and mold to your body’s curves all at once. They also feature machine washable covers and non-slip bottoms, so that you know your cushion will stay put.
Silicone: This material for a chair cushion is good for air circulation and support. It is also flexible, which makes it a good travel cushion material. This material is often able to stay cool for a long time, which can be useful for long workdays.
Gel Memory Foam: This type of seat cushion is usually made of layers that have foam and gel in it. This makes it easy for the cushion to provide support and stay cool. The material is often lined with cooling gel all over to provide cold relief to pressure points.
Inflatable: Cushions that can inflate are very lightweight. However, they are not made of quality material that is built to last. Inflatable cushions can be useful for occasional sitting or traveling that requires a compact package. However, these cushions require some assembly each time, making them a bit less convenient.
On the outside of the cushion, the most common materials are polyester, nylon, and suede. Polyester is often spill-resistant and durable. Nylon is lightweight and breathable for people who get overheated. A velour cover is extra soft and velvety while providing grip to your seat with a non-skid bottom.
Some other factors to consider when deciding what seat cushion is the most comfortable are size, portability, weight, and shape.
Depending on how large you are, you may want to look into different sized cushions. They often come in a standard size, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more customizable options for your pain relief. Think about how much weight will be put on the cushions every day, affecting their durability. If you are on the larger size, you should get a denser material, such as memory foam.
Another factor to think about is portability. As mentioned earlier, some cushions are made more portable than others. If you are thinking about bringing this seat cushion with you on trips, you’ll want to make sure that it is easy to pack. If it takes up too much space, it could become a hassle to bring with you.
Some seat cushions are made heavier than others. The material on the inside often affects how much these pillows weigh, so you should keep that in mind. You don’t want a cushion that is too heavy for you to carry around. However, if you plan on keeping the cushion in one place, like on an office chair, the weight may not matter as much. If you plan on packing your Everlasting Comfort foam seat cushion in your luggage, you should be careful with the weight because some airlines have restrictions for carry-ons.
The last thing to be concerned about when it comes to a seat cushion is the shape. Depending on what you need, you may want a seat cushion that is wedge-shaped, u-shaped, or donut-shaped. Seat cushions come in different shapes to meet the needs of customers. We offer a variety of orthopedic seat cushions in all different shapes, so you can find what works best for you.
If you want to improve your sitting experience, you should look into buying an Everlasting Comfort seat cushion. Don’t let years go by of being uncomfortable and in pain. This will lead to an unenjoyable and possibly shorter life. The most comfortable seat cushion will be the one that helps you the best.
Uncomfortable chairs can have so many negative side effects that it is best not to risk it.
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