The right pillow can make or break your sleep, and this is why it is essential to know what pillow is the right fit for you before you buy. Nothing is worse than coming home from a long day and being unable to rest because your pillow is not supporting your head the way it should. Our list will help you navigate the various options you will have when purchasing your perfect pillow. From firm to soft, we have got you covered!
If you are looking for luxuriously soft pillows, check out both Feather and Down pillows.
Feather pillows are stuffed with the finest quality curled feathers to ensure the perfect blend of softness and support. Contrary to the connotations associated with its title, feather pillows are not shapeless fluff; their strength is comparable to that of carbon fiber, creating a natural, soft bounce in your pillow. Similarly, Down pillows offer the ultimately soft-sleeping experience. The material, the gentle undercoat of a bird, makes the pillow incredibly fluffy and gives you a comforting sleep. However, unlike feather pillows, Down pillows do not offer support, as their plush feel is meant more for softness than support.
But if super soft pillows are not your thing, do not worry! Microbead and Buckwheat pillows offer much firmer support and could be your perfect match.
Unexpanded polystyrene (EPS) is the stuffing used inside Microbead pillows to give it a firmer feeling. To conceptualize the feel of this type of pillow, think of travel neck pillows! If that is the type of firmness you are after for your pillow at home, Microbead pillows may be the perfect fit for you. However, if you are looking for a similar type of firmness but want a pillow made with natural materials, check out Buckwheat pillows! Derived from the husks within buckwheat seeds, this style of pillow is environmentally friendly and can offer you the firm physical support your body may need for a restful sleep.
Are you looking for full-body pillow support? Try wedge pillows, body pillows, or lumbar pillows to find the pillow of your dreams!
Wedge pillows are unique in their triangular shape, as they are designed to accommodate various areas of your body that may need support. They can be used to elevate your legs, provide comfort when sitting upright, and support one's stomach during pregnancy. Similarly, body pillows are a long, slender shape designed to support the entire body. Whether that be creating the ultimate comfort for side sleepers through providing leg support or supporting your hips and lower back, body pillows are customizable to give you maximum comfort. But if you are looking for pillow support specifically for your lower back, try a lumbar pillow! These pillows work to support and alleviate stress from your lower back, allowing you to sleep comfortably without having to worry about back pains disrupting your sleep.
However, for the ultimate customizable experience, look no further than a Memory foam pillow. This unique pillow adjusts and forms to your body shape and sleeping position. Memory foam pillows are available in various shapes and sizes to accommodate all your sleeping needs!
Understanding the correct shape, style, density, and materials for your dream pillow is crucial. It defines the quality of your sleep and allows your body to rest fully supported and peacefully!
(The better sleep counsil, 2017)