Heidi Franks Pillow July 11th, 2018 - 09:12:18
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.
A pillow with a cotton filling is another kind. Such pillows are usually flatter than the other pillows, but they don't hold their shape and take the form of your head. Nowadays, cotton pillows are a choice of many people, as they confess their body rests better in its natural position with their help. If you prefer to sleep on this type of pillows it's better to change it instead of washing it. Cotton pillows become too flat with the weight of the body after some time. As a result, a pillow becomes water soaked when washed that makes a breeding ground for mold.
Back Sleepers are unique in that a firm, but soft pillow feels the best. Back sleepers need cervical neck support, but also need less pressure on the back of the head. Contour shaped pillows are perfect for this. They are designed with a valley for the head and an arch for the neck. The nice thing about that shape is that if you end up rolling to your side, you'd still receive the same benefit as a side sleeper. That is, support for the neck with less pressure on the head. Contour pillows are usually made from a pressure relieving memory foam.
If your choice turns out to be a cotton filled pillow you should replace it when needed rather than washing it. Because over time cotton pillows will become very dense because of the body weight that is constantly put on them. And remember cotton pillows are very affordable so replacing them when needed is worth the cost to avoid health problems that can be directly related to breathing in mold.
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.