The Many Options for Bedroom Pillows

As something we use for a third of our day, pillows should receive more attention than they get. They’re equally important as your mattress for giving you a comfortable, restful sleep, but are often overlooked and neglected in the big picture of sleep comfort. But as anyone knows who has carefully selected their bedroom pillows and experienced a significant increase in comfort and sleep quality, the right pillow can make a huge difference and options exist for every type of sleeper.

The simplest pillow type is stuffed with polyester fiberfill. These are basic solutions for individuals who don’t have much of an issue getting good sleep. They’re also good for stomach-sleepers who need a low-profile pillow. Sofa pillows and throw pillows large and small are frequently stuffed with polyester filling. Down and feather pillows are soft and some of the fluffiest pillows you can buy, making them good back-sleeping pillows because of their low loft. Down can be expensive however, and these can be an allergen source for some individuals.

Memory foam can be made into great pain pillows for individuals with neck, back or shoulder discomfort because they mold to the curvature of the body with their temperature-sensitive form. Memory foam pillows may also feature contours and various loft heights to support the head and neck in any side or back-sleeping position. These can be ordered taller or shorter depending on preference and can have higher or lower density depending on your budget. Another firm but supportive pillow is natural latex. While memory foam takes time to warm to your body and contour, latex foam springs in immediate support of your body. Its open-cell structure and pin-core design also helps to make them aerating and cooler than the typical pillow. If you have difficulty falling asleep or wake up stiff, take a look at your pillow and see if you’d be helped by a change.