Lila Whitley Pillow September 07th, 2018 - 23:04:01
I once knew a gentleman who slept on his back, without a pillow, on a long narrow wooden bench. (Did I also say it was hard!) But most of us are using pillows and buying them in fabrics and colors that match our bedding and bedroom decor.
Once you are aware of your physical comfort needs and the types of pillow fibers you prefer then you can go ahead and begin making an educated choice between numerous types of pillows available in the market. Choosing the right bed pillow is as important as choosing the right mattress. Take your time to try out different pillows and don't be afraid to test them out for a night or two before making your final choice.
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.
Are you a person that sleeps on their stomach or back? If you sleep on your side like many people then a flat pillow will probably be all you need. If you are someone that prefers to sleep face down then you will probably have to spend a little more time looking to find one that is right for you. Try the pillow out before you buy it and see how you feel when resting on it. This will go a long way to helping you find a size and shape that is just right for your sleeping style.
Using a pillow while sleeping on your stomach. If sleeping or resting in the stomach is preferred, the pillow should be relatively flat, or the head should rest directly on the mattress, so that the head and neck are not artificially activated on both sides. In this position, it is often best to place another relatively flat pillow in the stomach to help keep the spine in natural alignment.
While pillows usually serve a tangible purpose, there are certain types of pillows that are simply purchased for its aesthetic value. You may find sofas or other furniture inclusive of a few pillows when sold. This is primarily to add a sense of décor rather than to be used. Most pillows that are purchased for decorative purposes may have innovative designs and are often custom made. I hope the aforementioned four facts gave you a better insight about pillows and helped you appreciate these underestimated objects more. whatever the purpose, remember to replace your pillows once their shape and consistency is no longer intact as they can otherwise ironically start to negatively affect your health.