Pillows are made to give comfort to our heads while we sleep. Choosing the right pillow is just as important as choosing a balance meal because every choice you make affects your health condition. Getting the right pillow not only helps you avoid back pains, but also helps you achieve sound sleep at night.
To help narrow down your choices in buying the right pillow, please refer below to our list of quality brands available in stores.
Top Ten Pillow Products
- Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow, Gusseted Side Sleeper
- Dream Supreme Plus Gel Fiber-Filled Pillows, Standard (Set of 2)
- Dream Supreme Plus Gel Fiber-Filled Pillows, King (Set of 2)
- Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillow
- Pinzon Basics Micro Bead Therapy Pillow with Cover
- Sleep Innovations Cool Contour Memory Foam Pillow
- Isotonic Comfort Zone Pillow Contour Shape
- Isotonic Comfort Zone Pillow Traditional Shape
- BIO PEDIC 205-Thread Count UltraFresh Standard Pillows, Set of 4
- TravelRest – The Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow and Neck Pillow, REINVENTED!!!
Buying Guide for Pillows
After spending so much time in front of the computer at work during the day, the only thing that most of us would like to do when we reach home is just to hit the room and find comfort in our bed, blanket and most of all, our pillows. According to research, we spend approximately one third of our entire life bonding with our pillows. Aside from giving our heads the comfort it needs while we sleep, this fluffy-sleeping partner of ours also plays a vital role in achieving sound sleep, good posture and most of all, better health condition.
That is why picking the right one entails a lot of factors to consider. To help you achieve the benefits a good pillow could give, we have listed salient things to figure out before getting one:
1. Determine Your Sleeping Style
Before you decide which pillow sleeps with you at night, you need to know whether you’re a back sleeper, side sleeper or stomach sleeper. Each of these styles has its respective type of pillow to avoid putting too much pressure on the your spine that might result to back pains when you wake up the next morning.
a. Back Sleepers – need a flatter and thinner pillow to support the cervical spine.
b. Side Sleepers – need a firmer pillow that would support the head and neck so as to maintain the natural line of the spine.
c. Stomach Sleepers – need a flat pillow under the stomach and the head and neck directly resting on the mattress.
2. Check the Pillow Fill
The softness of the pillow varies from one to the other depending on the filling being used. Most pillows utilize down feathers, synthetic/polyester fibers and foam. However, some manufacturers make use of goose down feathers since it’s considered to be the most long lasting and excellent quality filling.
3. Thread Count Matters
If you want a durable pillow, opt for a pillow with 300 thread counts for a standard one. If you’ve got some extra budget and would like to splurge on something luxurious, go for a a pillow that has 500 to 800 thread counts.
Choose a pillow that allows air to travel through it and this can be found on a fluffy pillow. Aside from the fact that it provides better cushion to your head, it also assures you a fresher pillow since air can just easily pass through it.
With these buying tips coupled with enough hours of sleep, you’ll be sure to not only have a huge smile on your face, but also a more positive disposition and an improved health condition when you wake up the morning after.