Pre-Flight Training: Guide To Breaking In Your Bullbird Travel Pillow
The Travel Pillow by bullbird is ergonomically designed to promote better posture and alignment, and lessen the stresses of travel on the body.
Sleeping in a confined space places a tremendous amount of stress on your spine, your muscles, and even your brain health. It also impacts you lower back and compromises circulation throughout the body.
When you rest sitting upright, your cervical spine (c-spine) gets its curvature contorted as you slump forward. Instead of having a gentle ’S’ curve to it, the weight of your head pulls those top vertebrae forward.
The human head weighs between 10 and 13 pounds. All of that weight creates pressure on the arteries that are woven through your c-spine, which deliver blood to your brain.
Our Travel Pillow trains your spine to have that natural 'S' curve, reduces the pressure on your arteries, and improves blood flow to the brain by redistributing the weight of the head across your shoulders.
Get Fit for Flight
Like new footbeds for your feet, a standing desk, or lifting weights for the first time in years, your body needs time to adjust to new equipment. Same deal goes for the bullbird Travel Pillow.
Most of us spend a great deal of time seated, which compromises our spine and posture. While the bullbird Travel Pillow is engineered to provide better alignment and posture while you rest upright on a flight, it's important that you train your cervical spine with the bullbird Travel Pillow before it's time to board.
Here are a few tips to get flight fit:
Start using your bullbird Travel Pillow at home on the couch while reading or watching television. Start with use for 5 min increments. (Be aware of your posture when seated, and avoid scenarios that compromise your cervical spine such as rounded shoulders or neck alignment.)
Gradually increase the time before you travel to retrain your body for better posture and positioning. We recommend increasing gradually in 5-10 minute increments until you find comfort for an extended period of time.
Feel free to re-align or stretch during use.