How often do you think about the pillow you sleep on? When trying to improve sleep quality, many people first consider their mattress and perhaps their duvet, while overlooking a vital contributor to sleep comfort: their pillow.
The importance of a good pillow
A good pillow can make a huge difference to sleep quality. But not everyone will benefit from the same kind.
Keep this in mind when selecting one for your bed:
It contributes to your sleeping posture. If your neck doesn’t get proper support during the night, you could wake up feeling stiff and sore. A good pillow not only feels comfortable, but it also supports your head, neck, and shoulders.
Are your pillows worn out?
Ideally you want to be replacing them every 1 to 2 years. If it is starting to get worn out, you may find yourself scrunching and folding it at night to try make it more comfortable. If you are feeling it is flat and no longer offers the right amount of support for you head, it’s time to get a new one. A simple test to see how much life is still left in it is to fold it in half and put it down on your bed. See if it springs back to its original shape by itself. If your pillow is still good, the fibres inside should be able to help it reshape itself. Higher quality options will last longer than inexpensive ones.
Choosing the best pillow for you
People have very different preferences when it comes to their pillow. Here are some tips for picking one that is right for you:
Some people love a feather or down option. They are soft and light and your head sinks into them. Down pillows are available in both goose and duck down. You can choose a pure down or one that’s a mix between feathers and down. This mix of feathers and down allows you to get the luxurious softness of down at an affordable price. If you suffer from allergies, there is a chance you could be allergic to the down, so exercise caution if you tend to get hay fever.
Those filled with synthetic fill are less expensive than down feather options.. Allergy sufferers don’t need to worry about them causing allergies as they are hypo-allergenic. A synthetic option can flatten over time, so replace them when the fill no longer holds up.
Volpes has a very wide range of options with different fillings to choose from. Have a look online or pop into a store to see for yourself.
The firmness is another important consideration. You should try find the right firmness for your sleeping position.
- Side sleepers may enjoy a firmer option
- Stomach sleepers generally enjoy a soft pillow
- Back sleepers tend to prefer a softer, flatter option which helps to keep the head and neck in alignment.
- If you suffer from back pain, try a firmer one, as it can help to provide additional support for your spine.
Where can I buy quality pillows near me?
Volpes stock a wide range with both natural and synthetic fills. They range from soft to firm so you’re sure to find an option to suit your sleeping style. Browse our range online or visit a Volpes store near you.