Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Next Pillow

Written by David Z

A good pillow is not only comfortable but also supportive of our neck and back to a perfect position. Choosingrepparttar suitable pillow that fits our body shape is very important on providing quality sleep at night; therefore give full energy to startrepparttar 147558 next day.

“A quality pillow can berepparttar 147559 single most important investment you make in a good night's sleep. Old pillow, and pillows overdue forrepparttar 147560 washing machine, can significantly downgraderepparttar 147561 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 supportrepparttar 147562 neck inrepparttar 147563 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 andrepparttar 147564 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 ofrepparttar 147565 good quality synthetic pillows also providerepparttar 147566 most supportive and comforting, but make sure you buyrepparttar 147567 products from well-known manufactories.

2. Thread Counts

Thread counts is calculated byrepparttar 147568 number of threads per square inch of fabric. Generally speaking,repparttar 147569 higherrepparttar 147570 thread counts,repparttar 147571 more quality, durability and softnessrepparttar 147572 fabric will be. Thread will keeprepparttar 147573 insert in place and keep outrepparttar 147574 dirt or skin remains penetrate in. Thread count is an important factor to consider if you wantrepparttar 147575 durability and quality of a pillow.

Preventing prostate enlargement

Written by Anonymous

Question : I HEARD from a friend thatrepparttar herb Saw Palmetto is very beneficial to those with prostate enlargement or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Tell me more about this condition and how does pumpkin seed help? Can I take a zinc supplement together with this herbal formulation?

Answer : THE prostate is a doughnut-shaped male sex gland. It is located right beneathrepparttar 147524 urinary bladder and surroundsrepparttar 147525 urethra, a tube which drainsrepparttar 147526 bladder. The first signs of prostate enlargement tend to be related to urination problems. As men get older,repparttar 147527 prostate has a natural tendency to enlarge. The primary cause is a change in hormone levels. As one ages,repparttar 147528 testosterone level drops but other hormones such as prolactin, oestradiol andrepparttar 147529 sex hormone-bind- ing ligand, increase.

The typical symptoms of BPH are frequent urination (every 30 minutes or so), especially at night, with small amounts of urine; a sudden, urgent desire to urinate; a thin and weak stream of urine even with extra "effort"; having to wait longer to start urination; dribbling even after you have emptiedrepparttar 147530 bladder; straining to urinate; and a feeling that you have to go again even though you have just passed urine.

BPH will often respond to nutritional and herbal support. This is particularly important as some surgical procedures result in complications. In addition, nutritional factors may offer significant protection against developing prostatic enlargement.

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