Angie Christian Pillow July 14th, 2018 - 06:36:39
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.
The thickness of the pillow is also important. It mostly depends on people's sleeping habits. A person sleeping on the side needs a thicker pillow while this one sleeping on one's back will like thinner pillows.
Choosing the right pillow is very important in achieving restful sleep. A good pillow will support the head and neck without applying excessive pressure, as it conforms to the exact shape of the bed, thus spreading the weight evenly and uniformly along the vertebrae.
Many people may not realize that there are so many choices when it comes to deciding what to lay their head on at night. Each different type of pillow offers unique benefits. Selecting the right pillow for you may help you sleep better at night and allow you to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Knowing the various pillow options that exist along with your preferred sleeping style, will help you make and informed choice to get the best sleep each night.
Choosing the right bed pillow also has much to do with your sleeping style. Individuals who sleep mostly on their side or back should look for a pillow that can naturally support their head, shoulders and spine in the right position. The right bed pillow should not tilt your body in unnatural positions, as this will cause neck and back pain. Individuals who sleep on their stomach should choose a more flat pillow to alleviate strain on the neck and back.
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.