When it comes to choosing the perfect pillow for a good night’s sleep there are several options to suit all needs. In this blog post we take a look at the three options most readily available on the market, to help you choose what’s right for you and introduce what’s out there and why it might be the right option for you.
Synthetic Pillows – Synthetic pillows are filled with man-made fibres such as polyester. They are cheap and lightweight. Their light weight makes them adjustable and malleable enough to accommodate a variety of sleeping styles and positions. They are easy to care for and clean, making them the perfect hygienic option. Synthetic pillows are especially suited to people with allergies. However, they are the most susceptible to wear. The filling can clump up inside and the pillows tend to lose their shape. They also flatten quickly. Due to the last two points, synthetic pillows have the shortest lifespan. What you save on initial cost may be expended on repeat purchase.
Natural Pillows – Natural pillows are made of either feather or down, with down being considered the superior option. Feather pillows are relatively inexpensive, soft and easy to shape. They are durable and offer a decent lifespan. However, feather quills tend to poke out of lining and covers and can be sharp enough to warrant consideration. They are susceptible to scrunching sounds and need regular fluffing and shaking to aerate the feather to full volume capacity. Down pillows are the softest, lightest, coolest and airiest of all. However, they offer minimal height and support, and, for allergy sufferers, they are the ones to watch out for.
Memory Foam Pillows – Memory foam pillows offer the most exceptional support, height and pain relief potential. Memory foam contours to closely support body area shape and offers excellent durability. The fixed height, however, will limit variety in sleeping positions. Memory foam pillows can be heavy, heat retentive and are a fairly expensive option.