Debbie Cunningham Pillow August 02nd, 2018 - 09:51:57
The most common use of pillows that can be related to by most people is comfort. Without a doubt, the invention of pillows has greatly aided comfort. A pillow alone can be responsible for a sound sleep. When it comes to comfort, apart for sleeping, pillows may also be used to lean on when seated or lying down. Airplane neck pillow can also be instrumental when traveling. Sitting in the same spot for several hours can leave you drained out and cranky and having a pillow for travel can certainly alleviate some of the effects of a long journey.
You may be accustomed to that comfortable cotton pillow that you have been using for a long period of time, however they are available in a variety of materials ranging from latex to foam. The different materials offer distinctive advantages. For example latex pillows are highly beneficial in maintaining a constant temperature throughout the night. This keeps you comfortable and contributes to a sound sleep.
Choosing the right pillow is very important in achieving restful sleep. A good pillow will support the head and neck without applying excessive pressure, as it conforms to the exact shape of the bed, thus spreading the weight evenly and uniformly along the vertebrae.
I once knew a gentleman who slept on his back, without a pillow, on a long narrow wooden bench. (Did I also say it was hard!) But most of us are using pillows and buying them in fabrics and colors that match our bedding and bedroom decor.
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.
Size is another area where the humble pillow is really far from uniform. There are body pillows and decorative floor pillows that are much bigger than the standard pillow at the end of your bed. Then, in the Middle East, in Egypt, long tube-like pillows are the norm. They are hard and narrow, reaching right across the width of the bed, and while they look inviting they are rock hard. Local people like them. You might be inclinded to have another opinion.