Choose the right Pillow for you
Whether you like your pillow to be soft, fluffy or firm, your comfort is most important. The pillow is used for both rest and support. During sleep, your muscles relax, and your pillow is there to keep your head in alignment with your spine as you sleep. Choosing the right pillow for our needs can make a difference to a good night's sleep.
How do you sleep?
You may not know this, but the way you sleep determines what type of pillow you should choose. You sleep most comfortably when your head, neck, and back muscles are relaxed.
If you tend to sleep curled up on your side, your head and neck need to be in a higher position than if you sleep on your front or back. Your head needs to be kept straight to align with your spine. Side sleepers need to ensure that the space between your head and neck is filled. We recommend a firm pillow to keep your neck aligned with your spine for people who sleep on their sides.
If you tend to sleep on the flat of your back, we recommend a pillow with medium support to your shoulders, helping to maintain a comfortable sleeping position. Soft pillows with natural filling such as goose feather or down tend to be the best choice for back sleepers.
If you sleep on your stomach, your head should be lower to avoid straining your neck while you sleep. If the pillow is too high, your spine will not be in alignment with your neck, which could cause problems when you wake up. A pillow with soft support is recommended for you, reducing muscle tension and pressure on your neck.
Types of fillings
Hollowfibre, microfibre, or a blend of both are hypoallergenic and extremely easy to care for. People who suffer from allergies or are sensitive to dust are likely to choose a synthetic pillow due to its hypoallergenic material. Natural fillings breathe easily and create a comfortable and cosy sleeping experience.
Natural pillow fillings include duck and goose feathers and down - these types of fillings breathe easily and mould around the shape of the body to create a comfortable and cosy sleeping experience. Due to the nature of the feathers that blend, natural fillings keep you cool when you are warm as they keep moisture away from the body and keep you warm and comfortable when cool due to the insulation and softness that feathers offer.
Down is the soft coating that acts as an insulator underneath the bird's feathers. When these soft feathers are put into a pillow, they provide soft, natural and comfortable support. These feathers do not have the quill-like other feathers; they have an extra soft, luxurious feeling.
Pillows filled with feathers - such as duck or goose feathers - are trendy due to their lightness, softness, and comfort. The natural properties of feathers allow them to blend and trap air, giving a lightweight and soft pillow. When down and feather are combined, an ultimately luxurious, soft feeling pillow that can be easily plumped to wherever the support is required, providing comfort and practicality.
Although sizes may vary from pillow to pillow, exact measurements of the pillow will be stated clearly on the packaging. The approximate standard size is 48cm x 75cm.
Always protect your pillow with a pillow protector case - soft and comfortable, pillow protectors are fitted around your pillow, protecting your pillow further and adding extra comfort. It is recommended you replace your pillow every six months to 1 year - however, this depends on the filling of the pillow and how comfortable a night's sleep is.