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How to Choose the Right Pillow

We often have a dilemma when choosing a pillow, because the market offers huge variety of pillows and all serve the same purpose: to provide the user with comfort during sleep.

When choosing a new cushions, we are often helpless. The market is in fact supplying a range of pillows that all have the same goal: to provide user support and comfort.

How to Choose the Right Pillow

A good pillow, designed to provide true comfort and ensure a healthy sleep should meet several requirements:

  • It should support the spine in a natural position
  • It should match your sleep position
  • If you suffer from allergies, it should be made of hypoallergenic materials and be resistant to mites
  • It should be comfortable and flexible

Among pillows that differ in design, materials and sizes, we have prepared a practical guide to help you choose the right one.

Pillow you can choose based on the following criteria:

  1. Pillow shapes

  2. Sleeping positions

  3. Types of fillings

  4. Health problems

1. Selecting the pillows according to shapes

The first thing you need to consider when choosing a pillow is its shape, i.e. if you want an anatomic or a classic pillow. Anatomic shape of the pillow follows the line of the body, particularly the head, neck and shoulders. It is suitable for sleeping on the side and back.

Classic pillows are for people who like to sleep on your stomach or often alternate position.

2. Selecting the pillows according to sleeping positions

On the belly

If you are happy to sleep on your stomach, you need a soft, low pillow to keep your spine from stress. Therefore, choose a flat pillows filled with silk or microfibers that adapts to your balance.

On back

Those who sleep on their backs need higher medium-soft pillow in anatomical shape. Cushion must keep your spine in a naturally curved position and suitably support the shoulders and neck. If you sleep on your back and snore, you need a cushion against snoring.

On side

If you sleep better on the side, you need a higher, firmer, anatomically shaped pillow that keeps your body in the correct position. When sleeping on the side is important that your head does not hang in the air. Therefore, you need anatomic pillow that provides adequate support for the head, neck and shoulders.

Combination

When changing positions frequently during sleep, you need a flexible pillow that fits both sleep on the side, and on the stomach and back. Choose a medium soft to medium high pillow with firm and elastic fluids.

3. Selecting the pillows according to types of fillings

The most important part of the pillow is clearly filling, because it provides the necessary support. It is particularly important to be resistant to mites, so as to avoid allergy. The market offers several different types of fillings, from which you can choose.

Memory foam

Memory foam is an innovative material developed by NASA, which should relieve pressure on the body of astronauts in space. Memory foam adapts to body temperature, so it is particularly suitable as a filling of pillows.

It is available in two forms:

  • As anatomically shaped pillow in one piece
  • A classic pillow filled with pieces of memory foam

Anatomic pillows made of memory foam are suitable for:

  • Those who want a firmer pillow so they can sleep on your back or stomach
  • Allergy sufferers and asthmatics, as memory foam is resistant to mites
  • All who want a higher pillow

Conventional pillows filled with pieces of memory foam are suitable for:

  • Those who prefer sleeping on your stomach with a pillow, and those who sleep in a hugging position
  • Allergy sufferers and asthmatics, as memory foam is resistant to mites
  • Everybody who wants a medium-height pillow
  • Those who like to cushion themselves according to body shape
  • Those who need a pillow under their feet

Advanced Microfiber Wellsleep®

Advanced Wellsleep® microfibers are very fine, warm, soft and light. They have excellent thermal properties, are pleasant to the touch and simultaneously absorb minimal amounts of moisture, so that they are naturally moisture resistant. Pillows filled with microfiber Wellsleep® are extremely lightweight and warm, so we feel as if they contained feathers.

Pillows microfiber Wellsleep® Advanced is suitable for:

  • Those who sleep on their stomach or back
  • All who want a soft pillow
  • Allergy sufferers, who like feather pillows, but can do not use them
  • Those prone to excessive sweating at night

Tencel®

Tencel® is a breakthrough natural breathable fiber, soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and absorbs moisture like cotton. Pillow made of Tencel® is comfortable, soft and practical. It is ideal for warm weather and for people who sweat excessively during the night.

4. Selecting the pillows according to health problems

Proper pillow can help relieve some health problems. You should choose a pillow after consultation with your doctor or pharmacist, we have prepared some general guidelines, which you can follow when choosing.

Mite

People who are allergic to dust mites, should avoid inflated pillows, which is likely to deposit mites (e.g. feathers). Instead, they should choose pillows filled with microfibers Wellsleep® or memory foam.

Neck pain

Neck pain can have many different causes, one of them is sleeping on a bad pillow or mattress, or sleeping in an awkward position.

If you sleep on your stomach and your neck hurts when waking up in the morning, it is likely that you are not comfortable in this position. You should change the position and start sleeping on an anatomically shaped pillow.

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