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We here at Gentle Home know quite a bit about sleep. Mattresses are incredibly important for the duration and quality of your rest, and no one can deny this. Pillows are often underestimated in terms of how much they can help you sleep as long as you need to and as well as necessary. Your pillow might not cause any of your problems, but a bad pillow can certainly exacerbate any issues that you have. We have prepared a handy guide as to how to pick the right pillow so you can get the sleep you deserve.

What Sort of Sleeper Are You?

There is no panacea for your sleeping problems, and every solution must be tailored to the person. Some people sleep on their sides, some people sleep on their backs, and everyone else sleeps on their stomachs. People who sleep on their sides should consider a bigger, firmer pillow to close the gap between their ears and their outside shoulders. This helps their necks. Supine sleepers need thinner pillows, so their necks are not thrust too far forward as they are laying on their backs. Those who sleep on their stomachs ought to find the thinnest pillows possible or consider eschewing pillows entirely. Pillows also come in various shapes- the traditional rectangular shape as well as cylinder neck pillows and pillows with half moon shaped cutouts to conform around the neck.

What Material Do You Need?

Latex pillows are the best for preventing sickness, as it prevents dust mites and mold. As one of the firmest materials, it is often contoured to the neck to provide head and back support. Shredded latex pillows are soft, luxurious pillows filled with small pieces of premium latex rubber that can be molded to fit around your head and neck. Memory foam naturally reduces pressure points, and often comes in various shapes. These pillows are very good as a whole, but a few people might find them too warm.  The bleeding edge technology incorporated in these pillows makes them incredibly popular, as they alleviate the pressure regular pillows apply to your joints. Pillows filled with wool, cotton or buckwheat are firm and very supportive. They are considerably firmer than many of their cousins, so if you are looking for a squishy pillow, this is not for you. One of the biggest positives of these pillows is that they are hypoallergenic, and resist bugs. Down or feather pillows are very good pillows, and incredibly versatile. Since the insides of the pillows are made up of many different items, you can move the contents of the pillows around to adjust the firmness or thinness to your personal needs. Any claims that these pillows are harmful for those with allergies are spurious, as studies have shown that down or feather pillows are no more harmful than other types.

What Else Should You Know?

There are other pillows that can help with a disorder. For example, there are special cool pillows that aid those who experience night sweats or hot flashes, and anti-snore pillows that prevent snoring. If you have either of these problems, talk to one of our representatives, and they will be happy to help you. You are allowed to test out any and all pillows. If you don’t feel like lying down, try pressing the pillow against the wall. Cost has little correlation with the quality of the pillow. Expensive pillows might not be the best for you, just as less costly pillows might not be wrong for you.

If you have any questions about pillows, mattresses, or anything to do with sleep, contact us right away. We are proud of our exceptional service, and you will be sleeping like a log in no time. Shop our online store today, where you can find all of these pillows and so much more.