One of the biggest controversies in the sleep industry is definitely the kind of pillow you are sleeping on. Everyone seems to have the ‘best’ pillow and whatever you are sleeping on, is just not good enough. But, what we often don’t realise, is that everyone is different, and everyone sleeps in a different way. This is the biggest thing to consider when you are making the decision to buy a new pillow.Forget what your neighbour or mother told you about what is right for “you”, and go out and try as many different shapes and feels of pillows that you can. Remember, you’re the one that is going to be sleeping on it, so your comfort should be the only thing to consider.
There are currently a wide range of materials used in pillows which can make the decision process hard, but here is a brief explanation on a few of the most important things to consider:
SHAPE OF PILLOW:
Most pillows can be designed in two different shapes – the classic and the contour. The classic shape is the everyday pillow you can flip and rotate as many times as you like. The contour pillow is designed to never be flipped and is shaped to especially support side sleepers. Both shapes will support you as you sleep, but the option is there for comfort purposes
MATERIALS IN PILLOW:
VISCO MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS
These pillows are made of premium density Visco Elastic Memory Foam, designed for those who sleep on their back, front and side. This great material has the ability to mould to your head shape within minutes so all you need to do is, lie down and let the pillow work for you.
GEL INFUSED MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS
Gel infused memory foam pillows are designed with a cooling gel layer to assist those wanting a cooler night’s sleep. Gel is known to be quite a great cooling agent within the sleep industry.
NATURAL LATEX PILLOWS
Natural Latex pillows are great for most individual needs. They are hypoallergenic and anti-microbial which is great for those who suffer from asthma or allergies. The material can be used to be high or low pillows to suit those who are particular about the height of their pillows.
BAMBOO MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS
The bamboo material has become increasingly popular over the past few years as it is a well-known material that has many breathing qualities that are favoured by many in the market. When combined with memory foam, it can feel quite plush and soft.
So there we have it, a few general points that should be taken into consideration when the expiration date on your pillow is arriving.