What Are the Materials and Layers in a Waterbase Pillow?

What Are the Materials and Layers in a Waterbase Pillow?

Waterbase pillows are made up of more than H2O; in fact, they represent a finely-tuned system that blends several unique layers to deliver the ultimate night of sleep.

Have you considered the value and benefits of waterbase pillows? If not, there is a whole new world of comfort and wellness just waiting for you to explore.

A water pillow is comprised of three unique layers that work in harmony to create a supportive, comfortable and healthy pillow for back, side and stomach sleepers, alike. To help you understand the fundamentals of the water pillow, let’s look at what it takes to construct one, and the options available today.

 What Are the Materials & Layers in a Waterbase Pillow? | Mediflow


Layer One: The Waterbase

The first section in the water pillow is the waterbase. This section is located on the bottom of each pillow, where the pillow meets the mattress. Though various manufacturers may configure their waterbase in a variety of ways, this component is, in essence, a big sealable bag that can be filled with a desired amount of water. The bag is designed to last for years on end, and will typically feature a rugged, screw-on fill cap that prevents unintended spills or leaks. This waterbase is fillable with a variable amount of water to create an adjustable level of comfort for any style of sleeper.


Layer Two: The Thermal Insulator

The next layer of a water pillow system is the thermal insulator. The thermal insulator is positioned between the waterbase and the upper layer of the pillow. It helps to minimize heat transfer between the two outermost layers. If this layer were absent, the ambient temperature of the water could cause heat loss from the head and feel cold during the night. The thermal insulator isn’t the most glamorous part of a water pillow, but it is an important one.


Layer Three: The Fill Material

Though the waterbase and thermal insulator do much of the work in a water pillow, the upper layer gets most of the attention. This is the part filled with one or more unique, cushioning materials. Medifow® offers several pillow fill options, just like you’d find with a traditional pillow. Three common fill materials are down, memory gel foam, and fiberfill pillows (this can be polyester or some type of proprietary fiber blend, dependent on the manufacturer). You’ll want to determine which fill type pairs best with your sleeping style, and then give it a try. Remember, softer thinner fills are best for back and stomach sleepers, while thicker and firmer fills are best for side sleepers. Of course, regardless of your fill type preference, with a waterbase pillow you can always customize your pillow to make it perfect by adjusting the water level in the waterbase to create the ideal firmness level for your sleeping style and unique physique.


Benefits of a Waterbase Pillow System

A water pillow is a sophisticated system that uses three unique components to create the perfect night’s sleep. But what are the benefits of these pillows?

  • Adjustable firmness level without having to sample a dozen different pillows
  • Everyone in your family can customize their pillow to their own maximum comfort
  • Responsive support, which helps maintain proper head and neck alignment during sleep movement
  • Customizable through a variety of fill materials, including memory gel foam, down, fiberfill and more
  • Inherently durable and designed to deliver many years of dependable performance - water pillows represent a real value in the long term
  • Clinically proven to reduce neck pain and improve quality of sleep in a John Hopkins study

      When you’re ready to discover the health, wellness and comfort benefits of a water pillow, browse the wide variety of Mediflow water pillows available today. Each uses the rugged, reliable and comfortable Mediflow waterbase, a top-quality thermal insulator, and your choice of fill materials. You won’t believe the quality of sleep you’ll have every night - thanks to Mediflow.

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