Choosing The Right Pillow For You
One very popular type of feather pillow is a down feather pillow, down pillows are filled with feathers from a goose. Goose down is the material that is located under the feathers of a goose and it is very soft. It is used in pillows because it provides a very luxurious feel as well as being very soft. This type of pillow is the most costly and for many people it doesn’t provide enough neck support. But when you find that perfect feather pillow you will be guaranteeing yourself a restful night’s sleep.
Geese feathers is another type of popular filling that is used for feather pillows, a goose feather pillow can be soft but it is also a bit firmer than a down feather pillow. Both of these types of pillows if you take proper care of them will last for several years. You should never machine wash a feather pillow because the feathers will stick together and that will cause your pillow to become very uncomfortable to sleep on.
When you are looking for a new pillow foam can also be a good choice, a foam pillow is what a doctor usually recommends if you suffer from neck or back pain when you wake up. A foam pillow provides more support for your neck than a feather pillow, if you don’t have chronic neck pains you might find foam pillow to be to firm.
A cotton center pillow is another option you might also consider, this kind of pillow tends to be flatter than the other kind of pillows they also don’t maintain their shape and therefore don’t mold around your head and neck like some of the other types. Although many people really like their cotton pillows because they feel that they let the body rest as it naturally wants to and they will not trade their cotton pillow for anything and also use them faithfully without suffering any neck pain.
If your choice turns out to be a cotton filled pillow you should replace it when needed rather than washing it. Because over time cotton pillows will become very dense because of the body weight that is constantly put on them. And remember cotton pillows are very affordable so replacing them when needed is worth the cost to avoid health problems that can be directly related to breathing in mold.
The material you choose for your new pillow isn’t the only decision you will have to make; size is something you will also have to consider. Feather pillows come in many sizes and many people make the decision of size based on the size of their bed. If you have a queen size you would also choose queen sized pillows, just like for your children who probably have a twin size bed you would choose a small standard size pillow. A good feather pillow of any size will assure you a good night sleep, and help you to wake up feeling rested.
A pillows thickness is also something to keep in mind, you should choose thickness based on the position you sleep in. If you sleep mostly on your side you will want a thicker pillow to get the neck support you need. If you sleep on your back than a thin pillow would be your best choice, a thin pillow will give you enough neck support but won’t cause neck strain. A feather pillow can also be made flat so would also be a good choice if you sleep on your back.