Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Posted by Dina N
At first glance, the Qi Orthopedic Pillow I received for review is a stylish square pillow with a suede cover. On my couch, it looks like a nice decorative throw pillow. But if you lean back on it, you quickly find out that pillow is not just another pretty face - erm, pillow.
Inside the QiPillow, there is an inflatable insert that lets me control its thickness and firmness. It is very easy to inflate - just a few puffs of air are enough. Initially, I over-inflated it and had to let some of the air out. After a couple of tries, I had it adjusted to the perfect softness and level of support. I tested it in while driving, sitting in my desk chair, reading in bed and watching TV on the sofa. It is very comfortable, and, unlike other pillows, it conforms to my back perfectly. I love its versatility - the pillow can be used anywhere around the house, and I can easily bring it along on trips. The micro-suede cover is removable and can be washed by hand. The QiPillow is available in two sizes and colors: 18x18 inches and 20x20 inches, in camel or sage. I received the larger one in camel and just love how well it goes with my decor. The cover and the pillow have zippers along one side for easy access.
According to BodyRizm, the company that sells the QiPillow, it provides scientifically tested orthopedic back support for people of all shapes and sizes. I am no expert but I know that everyone in my family finds the QiPillow very comfortable. The back support and convenience of this pillow is far superior to what we can get from ordinary pillows.
I've struggled with back pain for over 10 years and proper back support is very important to me. I spend long hours sitting at the computer and I know that aggravates my back. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons*, I am not alone - 30% of American adults are afflicted by low back pain. In this country, we spend an astounding $200 billion a year* treating back pain. That's a lot of money.
Why can't I just prop a regular pillow behind my back and get the same level of support, you ask? I did not know the answer to that but BozyRizm did. They say that even though you may not notice, your lower back will start to slouch as soon as a pillow collapses. That leads to extra pressure on the lumbar spine and ultimately to back pain. The QiPillow does not allow that to happen because it supports your body weight the entire time. Makes sense to me.
Even though I've only used the QiPillow for a few days, my back feels the difference. This is my new favorite pillow. The only problem I have with it is that my husband and kids try to sneak in and steal it from behind my back. I think I will hop over to Amazon or Walgreens.com to order a few more QiPillows and restore the peace in my house...
* Statistics provided by BodyRizm.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.