A good pillow is not only comfortable but also supportive of our neck and back to a perfect position. Choosing suitable pillow that fits our body shape is very important on providing quality sleep at night; therefore give full energy to start next day.
“A quality pillow can be single most important investment you make in a good night's sleep. Old pillow, and pillows overdue for washing machine, can significantly downgrade sleeping experience,” says Dan Schecter, Carpenter Company’s vice president of sales and marketing, consumer products division. “We’re seeing an increased demand for well-researched products that answer this need.”
The ideal pillow should be able to support neck in ideal position, regular replacement is also necessary too. Believe or not, one recent study found out that up to half a kilo (about 1lb) of skin, hair and microscopic organisms live in old pillows!
Here are a few points you should consider when choosing and buying your next sleeping pillow:
1. Pillow Fills
There are only two basic choices: either natural or synthetic. Natural pillow fill consists of feather, down, or a combination of both. Synthetic fill is most made of polyester.
Needless to say, you get what you paid for. The best natural filled pillows are made of down and will provide long-lasting, comfortable and luxurious head and neck support. Feathers are also very soft but not quite as fluffy as down, and provide firmer support.
Of course, if you are allergic to down or feather, your only choice is a polyester filled pillow. With current advanced technology, some brands of good quality synthetic pillows also provide most supportive and comforting, but make sure you buy products from well-known manufactories.
2. Thread Counts
Thread counts is calculated by number of threads per square inch of fabric. Generally speaking, higher thread counts, more quality, durability and softness fabric will be. Thread will keep insert in place and keep out dirt or skin remains penetrate in. Thread count is an important factor to consider if you want durability and quality of a pillow.