Summit, NJ (PRWEB) October 27, 2007
Studies now show that overly-fatigued Americans are struggling to sleep without taking any sleep aides. This results in an inability to cope with stress and in an acceleration of the affects of aging. As a response, Mediflow announces the benefits of the waterbase pillow as a means for aiding in sleep.
"As Americans work longer hours and juggle the demands of work and family, getting a good night's sleep is becoming increasingly difficult. Most adults require 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, but many are surviving on only 5 to 6," says Michael Schneider of Mediflow. "Not only are people not sleeping enough, but many are afflicted with sleep disorders that severely impair their ability to function during the day and at work."
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 60 million Americans suffer from infrequent insomnia, and sleep disorders account for approximately $16 billion in annual health care costs. Sleeping pills, or sedative hypnotic prescriptions, are being filled at record numbers to combat the inability to sleep.
"What many people do not know is that getting a better night's sleep may be as simple as changing your pillow and a pillow carries none of the risks associated with prescriptions," Schneider stated. The Mediflow Waterbase pillow is the only pillow shown to improve the quality of sleep by a peer-reviewed clinical study performed at a leading medical school. According to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neck-Pain and Quality-of-Sleep Study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, proper selection of a pillow can significantly reduce neck pain and improve quality of sleep.
The Johns Hopkins study examined four factors: (1) How quickly subjects fell asleep, (2) How few times subjects woke up, (3) Perceptions of sleep compared to normal, and (4) Overall quality of sleep. Conclusions indicate Mediflow's patented water-based pillow ranked "Best" in all 4 categories when compared to others tested. More than 3 million Mediflow pillows have been sold in the U.S. to date.
"Our Mediflow pillows enhance the quality of a night's sleep. The patented water-based design therapeutically relieves chronic neck pain," says Maurice Bard, CEO of Mediflow. "The exclusive construction using water provides significant advantages over other pillows, because the water conforms to the contours of the head and neck."
The Mediflow Waterbase pillow is also unique in that it offers a web site featuring "Top 10 Sleep Tips," as recommended by medical sleep specialists. Some tips include:
- Take technology out of the bedroom. The television belongs in the den or family room
- Don't lie in bed if you're not tired. Go to a quiet place and read until you become sleepy, then reattempt falling asleep
- Consuming caffeine before bedtime is not suggested, including over-the-counter medications that may contain caffeine
About Mediflow Inc:
Mediflow is a company that specializes in manufacturing pillows for reducing neck pain and improving quality of sleep. Mediflow Inc. has had a great reputation within the health care community for developing the Waterbase® pillow to handle such needs.
After many years of successful growth in the medical market, Mediflow decided in 2006 to offer the Waterbase® pillow to the American retail market for the first time. Since its introduction, more than 2 million have been sold and it has been accepted by leading retailers across the United States.
For a sample pillow, and for more information visit http://www.Mediflow.com.