You might find that you don’t know the material of your pillow, and let’s confess that many of us use pillows that we know nothing about. To many, buying a pillow is just a matter of heading to a store, identifying a few pillows on sale and then buying the one we think looks good or soft. But have you ever thought about venturing deeper into the pillow world?
With the rising of sleep-related problems, like sleep apnea, insomnia, and depression, there is ever a growing need for developing solutions. Apart from selecting the right mattress, getting a special pillow for yourself can help mitigate your sleep troubles.
So, which pillows are out there for you?
Let’s look at the different types of pillows to consider for your next purchase.
A pillow is nothing without its filling, and it’s the filling that makes a pillow. Pillows have different constructions, but here, we shall focus on bedroom pillows and their materials. Pillows range from standard sizes, queen, king, to body-size pillows.
A standard pillow measures 20 by 26 inches, and it might be ideal for back, side, and stomach sleepers. A queen size pillow measures 20 by 30 inches (slightly longer than a standard pillow) and may prove to be an ideal option for restless sleepers. A king size pillow, then measures 20 by 36 inches, but just like other pillows, brands can make a few alterations in size. If you want something that curves to fit your body shape, then a body-size pillow is a perfect choice.
Around the world, pillows are stuffed with materials like down, feathers, polyester, or a combination of those materials. Polyester pillows are common, affordable, and easy to maintain. Polyester pillows are associated with a few allergic reactions.
On the other hand, down pillows are expensive. They are soft, light, comfortably warm, and durable. There are pillows with feathers as a filling and at times combined with down to enhance their comfort level.
Lastly, the type of material determines the fabric for casing the pillow; either cotton or cotton-polyester. There are many considerations that come to count while providing a casing for a pillow. Generally, the casing must be available before the filling takes place.
A pillow must be comfortable and rightly shaped to provide the support an individual needs. In case you select a pillow and it proves to be burdensome, it’s best to find an replacement before you experience physical problems like neck and back pain. Take advantage of seasonal offers like pillows on sale and discounts to renew your pillow where necessary.
Wrapping It Up.
Do not hesitate to ask about the type of pillow you’re taking home for yourself, your partner or your kids, especially when dealing with sleep-related issues. Sleeping on a pillow isn’t all about supporting the head and the neck, or coziness, but you need a pillow that is safe and suits your needs. Make use of the specifications on the pillow to know what the pillow has to offer and how to handle it.