Debbie Cunningham Pillow September 19th, 2018 - 20:02:11
Pillows have been with us for a long time, but they started off as a luxury item in the bedrooms of the wealthy and powerful. At times they have been banned (as in Tudor England, when women were only permitted to use them in childbirth) and they have been filled with material as diverse as wood (I've personally seen wooden pillows, in Samoa) and straw. And today, while many of them are standard bag filled with foam, there are a wide range of different pillows and the filling varies from natural feathers to man-made space age materials approved by NASA.
Just as there is a wide range of pillow types (there are wedge pillows, neck support pillows and body pillows to help sleepers with physical problems, and feather pillows, water-based pillows, decorative floor pillows and kids novelty pillows) so we have an endlessly delightful range of pillow fabrics. My wife has some of these in a couple of our bedrooms and they look really good.
You may be accustomed to that comfortable cotton pillow that you have been using for a long period of time, however they are available in a variety of materials ranging from latex to foam. The different materials offer distinctive advantages. For example latex pillows are highly beneficial in maintaining a constant temperature throughout the night. This keeps you comfortable and contributes to a sound sleep.
Another problem pillow buyers face is that of buying a foam pillow or a feather one. The main difference between these two is that foam pillows hold their shape better but they are not as comfortable as feather ones. Feather pillows are much softer and fluffy but you may find that every morning your pillow has lost its shape during the night and has transformed into something completely different that needs a shake to get it back to how it was. You will also need to be careful when buying feather pillows and ensure that any pillow you buy is hypo-allergenic to make sure it doesn't set off any allergies you may have.
Foam pillows are another option for you, especially if you have problems with your neck or back after sleeping. Today many doctors offer their patients to sleep on foam. Sleeping on a foam pillow a person's head is better supported than by a down or feather. But foam pillows are rather firm.
Shoulder problems are often caused by referred pain from the neck. Therefore, the stabilization of the neck during sleep is of utmost importance! Put some thought into choosing a good pillow - In addition to finally achieve the dream of a great night, you can end up saving yourself from neck and shoulder pain too!