How do you choose which pillow is right for you?
Firm pillow?Soft pillow?or that Feather Pillow you get to see while doing your shopping trips?
Its always hard
decision when it comes to good nights sleep and waking up without having that
awkward neck pain?
to research there are basically 4 types of pillows available in Market.
- Cotton: The basic, bog-standard pillow. Cotton pillows are
cheap and readily available – but they’re prone to absorbing heat, and over
time they flatten out to nothingness. Fine for the spare room that is very
rarely slept in; not good enough to be considered in my search for the best
pillows out there.
- Feather: A more luxurious pillow that tends to be
squashy and comfortable. Usually the feathers will be either duck or goose. If
you can, buy a down pillow, which uses feathers from the softer, fluffier
layer underneath a bird’s outer feathers; these tend to be even softer and more
luxurious. Feather pillows are light and ultra-comfortable but they do
tend to clump up requiring a daily plumping, and they’re obviously not vegan,
if that matters to you. In addition, some people are allergic to duck or goose feather.
- Memory foam: Memory foam pillows were once all the rage but
they’re on their way out now. Memory foam is designed to mould to the shape of
your head, providing solid support all night long. They’re also hypo-allergenic
and don’t require washing. The trouble is that they’re very firm, heavy, and
absorb heat during the night, making for an uncomfortable combination. My
advice is to only pick memory foam if you really want a firm, supportive
- Microfibre: The new kid on the block, microfibre aims to combine the best of all the other kinds of pillow. They’re soft and fluffy like feather, don’t clump, don’t trap perspiration or moisture, and aim to keep cool through the night. However, microfibre is also the most expensive pillow lining, so you generally tend to find these pillows are bulked out with memory foam or feathers
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