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Pillow TalkAugust 30, 2016
There are few things in the world that equal the nightmare of waking up stiff, sore and feeling unrested. It really is a sure-fire way to getting out of bed on the wrong side, to starting the the day on the wrong foot, not to mention what a pain in the neck it is, quite literally! Sleep is one of the vital functions of being a healthy human, but with our busy lives and high levels of stress the correct amount of good quality sleep often falls by the wayside.
There are several components involved in achieving a good night's sleep and comfort is one of these. It is important to understand that there is so much more to comfortable sleeping than your mattress. You can have a sublimely comfortable mattress, but if you are sleeping on the wrong pillow, a pillow that does not suit your specific requirements or support needs, then you can be sure that you will be a world of pain.
So, what is the right pillow? What support do you need? Modern technology has meant that the pillow has come a long way since it's humble beginnings as a pile of straw. There are many products on the market, and so it can be quite overwhelming knowing which pillow is the right one for you.
The best tried and tested method for choosing your pillow is definitely the feel test. You need to lie down with the pillow under your head and see what feels best for you. But before you get started it's important to know what is available, what your choices are.
1) Down Filled Pillows
Pillows were traditionally made of down feathers. Such items were regarded as luxurious and expensive. They are not suited to everyone. They are not ideal for people with allergies, and tend to lose shape quickly. That being said they are a natural fibre and do offer great comfort to those who sleep on their sides.
2) Fibre Pillows
These provide a down-like feel. They are made from synthetic materials so are hypo-allergenic and machine washable. Ideal as a down pillow replacement, they offer more support as they keep their shape better and tend to last longer than the down pillows.
3) Memory Foam Pillows
Memory foam pillows,or visco elastic pillows, contour to the shape of your neck and head. They offer great neck support, and are soft and malleable so mould themselves to the specific shape of your head and neck providing pressure free support the whole night. As the name suggests, memory foam remembers the shape and contours of your body. Offering great comfort, a memory foam pillow allows you to sink into it while completely supporting your neck.
4) Latex Pillows
Similar to memory foam, latex pillows are much 'bouncier' and recover from the pressure applied much faster. It is springier and bouncier than its memory foam equivalent. Very comfortable, it is suited for those who don't have existing neck issues.
We have a range of pillows to choose from, whether you are looking for traditional down feathers or memory foam, latex or fibre, so pop in to your nearest store and do the feel test and find the right pillow for you.
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