NFL Players Avoid Pain in the Neck with Custom-Made Pillows
Washington company BioMed DB Design sets new standard with customized Sunshine Pillows.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — NFL players in the frontline of one of the world’s most bruising contact sports need all the support they can get. For them, injuries to the head, shoulders and neck are all too common-so anything that provides relief and comfort scores big.
That’s why, when they’re on the road, you’ll find everyone from quarterbacks to linebackers sporting the latest “must-have” aid: customized travel neck pillows.
The pillows-Sunshine Pillows-have been embraced by the NFL stars who quickly realized their benefits.
In particular, the specially created Ergonomic Travel Neck Pillow has earned considerable acclaim. It fits most adults and is available in a variety of sizes so wearers get a customized fit. One key difference to other travel pillows is the unique shape of the pillow that is custom-designed for tall people with longer necks.
Says a spokesman for Sunshine Pillows, “This travel neck pillow is particularly helpful to people with neck problems. The ergonomic pillow provides the right support for the head allowing the user to nap in a comfortable but healthy posture during a long flight or car ride. It is also the perfect choice for use in a recliner chair. Your head won’t tilt sideways when sleeping, and you won’t wake up with a painful or stiff neck.”
NFL players who have already trialed the pillows agree. Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Bobby Rainey even tweeted a photo of his Sunshine Pillow with the message, “S/O to you for ‘bringing it’ this year in training camp!”
Five Star Athlete Management partnered with Sunshine Pillows to provide the organization with customized pillows for their players. Client Services Coordinator, Kara Galloway, reported that “they seem to be a great fit,” adding, “Players have told us that the Sunshine neck pillows provide the kind of comfort and support they have been looking for. They’re now an essential part of their kit.”
Five Star represents more than 60 NFL players including New York Jets’ wide receiver Eric Decker, San Francisco 49ers’ tight end Vernon Davis, Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, and Detriot Lions’ wide receiver Golden Tate.
Head, neck and shoulder injuries are a growing concern for star athletes. The custom travel pillows provide great relief during treatment, recovery, and their extensive cross-country travel-thousands of miles over the course of five months.
The Sunshine neck pillow is firm at the head area providing strong head support and it is narrower and softer at the cervical area. The enlarged end portion of the pillow legs provides chin support to prevent head-nodding while you rest or nap. The zipper opening allows for easy adding or removing of stuffing to self-adjust the firmness for an individual’s personal comfort.
The standard height for cervical pillows of three inches is really of no use for taller, bigger people with longer necks. Enter into the market Sunshine Pillows with their version for people over 6 ft 3 inches and those who have a neck length of at least 4 inches.
The company spokesman added, “We take great pride in helping people with chronic pain travel more comfortably without straining their neck. The level of interest from NFL players, however, took us completely by surprise.”
Additional qualities of these custom-made travel neck pillows include taller sides for stronger support than traditional travel pillows, while the cervical area is narrower and softer to make it easy to fit in the small space between the user’s neck and the car seat. There is also an enlarged end portion of the pillow legs which provide chin support to prevent head-nodding while napping. Finally, there is a zipper opening that allows easy adding or removing of additional neck support or scented materials. Each custom tall pillow is made according to the player’s measurements.
About the Company
BioMed DB Design, LLC helps people around the US deal with head, neck, and back pain by offering medically designed and high-quality pillows and heating pads.
Postal: BioMed DB Design, LLC
PO Box 23496
Federal Way, WA 98093