Trisha Herring Pillow August 05th, 2018 - 15:03:52
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.
But, what if you are one of those people who think Memory Foam Pillows are a little too stiff, but you still want the benefits of less pressure on the head and good support for the neck? Well, one of the best alternatives is a buckwheat hull pillow. Buckwheat pillows are filled with a whole lot of hard, little buckwheat husks. They are a little like flattened beans and they move and slide around as you adjust the pillow to your liking. What they do provide is a variable and adjustable shape that allows your head and neck to be most comfortable. Technically, a buckwheat pillow would benefit all three sleeping styles because of the adjustability factor. There is also a zippered opening that allows one to add or remove fill based on your size or personal comfort.
When you are looking for a new pillow foam can also be a good choice, a foam pillow is what a doctor usually recommends if you suffer from neck or back pain when you wake up. A foam pillow provides more support for your neck than a feather pillow, if you don't have chronic neck pains you might find foam pillow to be to firm.
While pillows usually serve a tangible purpose, there are certain types of pillows that are simply purchased for its aesthetic value. You may find sofas or other furniture inclusive of a few pillows when sold. This is primarily to add a sense of décor rather than to be used. Most pillows that are purchased for decorative purposes may have innovative designs and are often custom made. I hope the aforementioned four facts gave you a better insight about pillows and helped you appreciate these underestimated objects more. whatever the purpose, remember to replace your pillows once their shape and consistency is no longer intact as they can otherwise ironically start to negatively affect your health.
Based on body measurements and personal preference, the pillow should maintain a height of 4 to 6 inches, properly supporting the head and neck (and shoulders when lying on your back).
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.