Frances Saunders Pillow September 14th, 2018 - 04:02:40
Apart from comfort, pillows offer a range of health benefits. Most pillows offer support for your spine and neck. Depending on the position in which you sleep, different pillows may be suitable. If you sleep on your back, you might be looking for a thin contour one to support your neck and spine. Apart from the universal benefit of the different pillows (supporting your neck and spine), there are certain pillows that specifically offer other types of health benefits. There are certain pillows that comprise of herbs such as Lupin. These benefit different areas of the body depending on where they are placed. Additionally, certain temperature sensitive pillows maybe used to offer temperature therapy. Another example of a therapeutic pillow is magnetic pillows. Magnetic fields are known to offer various health benefits such as improving the overall quality of your sleep, alleviating blockage and irritation in your sinuses and providing muscle relief by reducing strain.
You will be amazed to know that earlier the pillows were only served to the wealthy people. Hay, fibers were used to rest the head. But nowadays the story is completely different. Bed pillows are common to see in every home. In addition to normal pillows you will also find anti snoring pillow, body pillows, reading pillows, nap bed pillows, buckwheat hul pillows foe bed & bedding furnishings as well as for your personal need. So there is a huge variety of bed pillows and it is not difficult to find the right one.
For side sleepers, a thicker, firmer pillow would be the most likely candidate to enhance your evening slumber. Pillows such a contoured memory foam pillow or a latex foam pillow are designed to provide the support between the bed and the head allowing a side sleeper to keep their neck and spine aligned. A softer pillow, for a side sleeper, would cause the head to slump and put strain on the neck.
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.
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.
Some of the types of pillows available in the market generally contain feathers, cotton fiber, synthetic fiber and foam. Cotton and synthetic fiber pillows are the fluffiest and best insulators that do not easily deform when slept on for extended periods of time. However, these types of pillows are some of the more expensive types in the market. Feather pillows meanwhile are cheaper and they give good head support despite not being the most resilient type of pillow. On the other hand, memory form and latex pillows are the ones that most sleep experts recommend for individuals with back and neck problems because they automatically adjust to the shape of ones body.