Having a comfortable, healthy, and high-quality pillow to lay your head on while you sleep is imperative to a good night’s rest. Skip the guesswork and consider the following tips when in the market for a fresh supply of pillows for your family. More than choosing natural over synthetic materials, there are many other factors that you should consider when shopping for Pillows.
- Sleeping position – The way you sleep largely impacts the type of pillow and pillow firmness you require. Back sleepers, for instance, are better off with a medium-support piece that naturally cradles the curvature of the upper back/spine. This allows the perfect position for the head and the neck. Side sleepers, on the other hand, should choose a firm pillow that cradles and follows the contours of the head, shoulders, and neck. This provides an even sleeping surface that keeps the body in a comfortable horizontal line. If you sleep on your belly, your best choice is a soft,thinner pillow that gently cushions your head and neck and keeps them at a comfortable angle to prevent stiffness and injury. A good rule of thumb if you don’t know what type of sleeper you are is to opt for a medium-density pillow, especially if you are one of those people who shift positions throughout the night.
- Fill type – The question of natural versus synthetic material comes in when talking about your pillow’s fill type. A lot of people nowadays choose natural fillers over synthetics because of their health benefits such as hypoallergenic properties and lack of harmful chemicals that end up off-gassing in the long run, like what typical synthetic pillows have. Natural cotton, wool, and latex are common choices for non-synthetic pillow fills but you should know that some manufacturers combine organic materials with synthetic blends either to achieve the level of firmness desired or to keep price at a reasonable range. Synthetic fills can also be hypoallergenic, but nothing beats organic pillows when it comes to long-term health benefits.
- It is also best to choose organic pillow covers to ensure that your head rest has an excellent quality fabric shell. Not only do organic pillow covers ensure less exposure to chemicals, but they also ensure durability, especially when you choose covers with higher thread counts. This makes them softer, silkier, smoother, and more durable and at the same time prevents impurities from getting into your pillow because of their tighter weave.
About the Author:
Dennis and Leora Hornick are the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years it became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.
The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of Dunlop Latex, 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattress. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, and Shepherds Dream, etc., for you to come in to try out.