Choosing the right pillow is very important because the pillow will give support to your head throughout the night while you are sleeping. Improper pillow size will make us uncomfortable when sleeping and reduce the quality of our sleep. It is also will burden our neck and make our neck hurt when we wake up in the morning.
A good pillow might become a good investment to improve the quality of your sleep so you can recharge your energy for the next day. Meanwhile the improper pillow that cannot support your neck properly when you are sleeping will reduce your sleeping quality and even risking your neck’s health.
Over the time, the quality of good pillow will be reduced due to the constant usage, cleaning and washing and the material wear. Their ability in providing a proper support for your neck will become lower and eventually will reduce your sleeping quality.
So, it is necessary to replace your pillow if the old pillow is no longer gives proper support to your neck. An old pillow is also has high risks to become a breeding ground for microscopic organism, store and piling up dust, dirt, loose hair and skin if it is not get clean properly.
Here are some tips that you can use when searching the right pillow for you;
The fills material
In the old age, pillow fills made from cloth or cotton. In these modern ages, usually there are two types of fills material that commonly available and used to stuff your pillow which is the natural material and synthetic material.
The natural material for the pillow fills can come from down, feather, the combination of both or cotton. The synthetic pillow fills material usually was made from polyester material.
At these ages, down is the best natural material for the pillow fills. It is durable, comfortable and provides great support for your neck and head. Meanwhile the feather material will give you firmer support compare to down material. Although the material is soft, it is not as soft as down material.
With the advance material, polyester fill also can provide good support for our head and neck. The quality of the material is getting better and improved over the time to provide proper and comfort support when we are sleeping. But, if you want to choose the polyester pillow fills, make sure that you choose the pillow from the well-known manufactures to make sure its quality.
Thread counts is a measurement of the amount of threads in a square inch of fabric. Basically, the higher the thread counts, then the fabric will have higher durability, quality, softness and higher ability to prevent the penetration of skin remain, hair, dust or dirt in to the pillow. So, you need to put this factor in to a consideration when choosing the right pillow.
Although most of the pillow that you need would not exceed more than 25 square inches, there are some extra-large pillows that available in the market. Make sure that the pillow that you choose have the proper size for your bed, so there will be proper amount of space on your mattress for your body to sleep with in a proper and natural position.
The mattress firmness
No matter how good your pillow is, its performance will be affected by your mattress firmness. A firmer mattress will need thicker pillow. This is because the body will become less sink to the mattress, therefore the proper support for your neck will become higher. With softer mattress, your body will sink more to the mattress, making the proper support for your neck become lower, therefore you will need thinner pillow with softer mattress.
A good pillow should have warranty from the manufacturer. This is to ensure that the pillow have high standard and good quality just like as been describe in the pillow’s description on the product label.
Despite all those things above, self-preference, individual taste and condition will still become the number one factor when choosing the right pillow for you. So, the most important factor of them all is to choose the pillow that you are comfortable with give the proper support for your neck when sleeping.