We focus on mattresses a lot, but another essential piece to the better sleep puzzle is having the right pillow. Its' impact is essential in having a consistent and comforting night's sleep.
There are many negative side effects of having the wrong pillow. Over time, an unsuitable pillow can cause many sleep ailments and interrupt a full night of consistent rest. You could wake up with a headache, neck and back problems, and arm numbness, in addition to other debilitating issues that can wreck havoc on your body and day.
Let's figure out how to eliminate this possibility and get you a pillow that can create my restful zzzs for years to come.
Start off considering what type of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side, back, or stomach? This can help to determine what pillow form is best. When you visit a store, make sure to tell the salesperson this info, if they don't ask. If you are side sleeper and get a pillow customized for a stomach sleeper you could actually do more damage to your body and sleep.
Think about what type of material you are wanting for your pillow. There are numerous forms of products out that could be tested. You may not prefer the feel of gel or a memory foam. The best way to know is to feel it for yourself. Some stores should have samples to where you can take a few minutes to test it. All of our stores will have several examples so that you can see for yourself.
Firmness can weigh in on your choices. Some enjoy fluffy, soft pillows, while others may need a firmer pillow that helps to support their neck and head in a certain way. Ask questions of the sale person. If you have neck issues, they will be able to service.
Price point should factor in. A truly high-quality pillow might seem pricey to a person trying to get a good night's sleep. Those cheap pillows on sale at the local superstore may not be the best choice. In order to get quality material, that will last for a while, you may pay anywhere from $50 to $200 for a pillow. But, truly you can't put a price tag on a healthy night's rest. One of our most popular pillows, Serenity Pillow, is designed for a back and side sleeper and is priced at $100. It is a durable pillow that is worth trying.
Most experts say that you should swap out your pillows every six months, but we suggest that with our pillows you don't have to trade them in for three years with some of our best sellers So, factor in that savings when you see the price tag.
We think a pillow protector is key in taking care of your purchase. A pillow protector with a new pillow keeps it fresh and clean. Another tip is to air it out in the sunshine from time to time. Those sunrays are the best for purifying and refreshing. Each time you wash your linens, also wash your protector to rid it of dry skin and dust. If you keep it on the same rotation as your other linens to be washed it will be easier to remember.