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How to Know Which Tub Pillow Is Right for You

There’s nothing more relaxing at the end of a long day than a warm, cozy bath. Your ideal at-home spa session probably includes your fluffiest towel as well as your favorite bath bombs, bath salts, and essential oils. You will probably turn on some spa music, maybe light some candles, apply a face mask and place cucumbers over your eyes (if you’re a little extra.) Just as you settle into your cozy atmosphere, lean your head back, and close your eyes, you realize something is missing. As relaxing as a bath sounds, it’s actually not that comfortable to lean back on that cold, hard porcelain. Even propping a towel underneath your head doesn’t quite do the trick. At this point, you may as well just get out—it would be comfier to lie in your bed.

Wouldn’t it be so much nicer if you could find the perfect tub pillow to give you the head, neck, and back support that you need with enough cushion to make you feel like you’re at a five-star spa? Tub pillows are usually made of a comfortable mesh material that supports your head and neck while also keeping water from building up. This unique material accelerates the drying process so your pillow stays clean and fresh. Mesh is comfortable and machine washable, too. Isn’t technology amazing?

Depending on your personal comfort needs, though, you’ll want to carefully select a tub pillow that suits both you and your bathtub. Read on to find out which tub pillow you need to add to your next spa session.

For Straight Back Tubs

If you have a freestanding bathtub or a bath without a curved design, it might be difficult to prop a pillow—or your head—against anything. Luckily, you can find smaller tub pillows with suction cups that stick against the side of the tub rather than leaning against a wall. These smaller pillows give your back some support so you can still take a bath in the tub that you love.

For Extra Neck Support

Everyone carries tension at a different location in their body, and if you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or you suffer from poor posture, that spot might be your neck. For people with neck pain, propping your head against the bathtub or even tilting your head back in a hair salon sink can be far from relaxing. If you need a pillow that supports your neck and head in the bath, look for a mesh one with a car seat-like design. The main part of the pillow should support your back with a smaller, more compact pillow designed specifically for your neck.

For Full Body Support

Maybe it’s not just your head or neck that needs support—it’s your entire body. Luckily, you can easily find a full-body tub pillow for that extra support and relaxation. Full-body pillows attach to the tub at the top and can safely be completely submerged in water. Now you don’t even have to sit on that cold, hard porcelain. Everything from your back to your neck to your legs will be supported. It’s basically the at-home version of floating on a raft in a pool—with the added benefits of your favorite bathtime candles and oils.

For Lumbar Back Support

Lumbar back pain is truly awful, and it can be difficult to lower yourself into a bathtub or sit there for extended periods of time if back pain is all you can think about. If this sounds like your situation, a full-body tub pillow with a specially placed lumbar pillow might just give you that bit of extra stability.

Microbead Pillow

You can adjust the temperature of your bath water to be as hot or cold as you like, but your head and neck might feel a little bit left out. If you would prefer some extra heat to keep your neck warm or maybe a nice soothing cooling sensation, check out microbead tub pillows. These can be frozen or placed in the microwave prior to your bath depending on your preference.

Memory Gel Tub Pillow

If you love memory foam on your regular pillows and bed, then you’ll probably love a memory gel tub pillow just as much. Like memory foam, memory gel molds to the shape of your head and neck, providing a truly customized and ergonomic bath experience.

Scented Pillow

Neck pillows aren’t just for airplanes—you can use them in the bath, too, as long as you prefer to sit up rather than lay down in the water. You can even find pillows in calming scents like lavender and eucalyptus—perfect for optimal relaxation. Lavender is renowned for its stress-reducing qualities, and you may just find that including it in your bathtime ritual will help you get better sleep.

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