Cecilia Parsons Pillow August 02nd, 2018 - 16:12:08
The size of your pillow will depend on what kind of sleeper you are. Some people just sleep, while others prefer to hug or cuddle with their pillow. Which one are you? If you are a person who likes to cuddle your pillow then you might want to get a pillow that is one size bigger than your bed. If you sleep on a Queen, then get a King sized pillow. For those who are not fond of cuddling pillows then the best advice is just to buy a pillow that matches the size of your bed.
Geese feathers is another type of popular filling that is used for feather pillows, a goose feather pillow can be soft but it is also a bit firmer than a down feather pillow. Both of these types of pillows if you take proper care of them will last for several years. You should never machine wash a feather pillow because the feathers will stick together and that will cause your pillow to become very uncomfortable to sleep on.
Are you a person that sleeps on their stomach or back? If you sleep on your side like many people then a flat pillow will probably be all you need. If you are someone that prefers to sleep face down then you will probably have to spend a little more time looking to find one that is right for you. Try the pillow out before you buy it and see how you feel when resting on it. This will go a long way to helping you find a size and shape that is just right for your sleeping style.
Pillow fillings have come a long way from the straw or feather fills of earlier centuries. And again, they now come in a bewildering range of materials. Solid cotton filling is used in the Middle East and South Asia, and I have spent a good number of nights on them during my travels there. Here, many sleepers fill their pillows with buckwheat and modern plastics have given us fluffy fibre filling that can be fine tuned to firm or soft consistencies and stuffed into our pillows. These cheap, synthetic fillings have brought down the price of pillows. My wife and I, for instance, recently bought a double mattress and the salesman threw in pillows as a complimentary extra.
In general, if you like to sleep on your stomach, a softer and flatter pillow is probably your best bet. A softer pillow helps relieve tension on your neck that a firmer pillow might increase. Sleeping on your stomach is naturally accompanied by a twisting of the neck. A firm pillow might also add strain on the neck by forcing your head up. So, for a stomach sleeper to have the most comfortable sleep, choose a soft, flat pillow, or a pillow that allows you to add or remove the fill to personalize your comfort. Good choices for the stomach sleeper might include a Dacron Polyester filled pillow, or the Eco-Basics Pillow.
By now, you would have a fair idea that special types of pillows are available for health purposes however pillows can be purchased for various other situations as well. There are pregnancy pillows which can be used to support and aid a pregnant mother. If you travel often, you may find an airplane neck pillow particularly useful as they wrap around your neck and allow you to have a comfortable sleep irrespective of the motion of the vehicle. Travel pillows can also be used if you work long or late shifts for a quick power nap at work.