Choosing a good pillow is very vital in having that good night sleep we all need. What a good pillow does is that its support both your neck and head as well as remove pressure. It does so by spreading the weight along the vertebrae evenly. There are several types of pillows that can assist you in getting a restful sleep and we will look at them below
The contour kind of pillow supports your head and your neck. It looks a little bit different than a regular old-fashioned pillow does. However, it is very comfortable. If you sleep on your back, then they are great if you have any back or neck pain, since your head is held by the pillow in a very natural position. This type of pillow is also good if you don’t want to avoid getting back or neck pain.
Most of these types of pillows have a low side and a high side, which allows you to choose how much support you want for your neck. It takes some getting used to. However, if you tend to lie on your back, then they are great, and in that position are very comfortable.
Standard shaped pillows are even more versatile, and they can be turned if you want to.
Memory Foam Pillows
This type of pillow is made out of polyurethane foam, that softens up when any heat gets applied to it. Your body heat is sufficient for this to occur. Usually, you can press your hand or another part of your body into the pillow, pull it out, and be able to see an imprint for quite some time after. It molds to the shape of your head and neck to support you much better compared to a standard pillow.
These are very comfortable pillows. At first, your head really sinks it but then starts to feel as if it is floating. With memory foam, the only thing that you need to be aware of is that it has a tendency to be a material that is quite warm. That’s great if you happen to like that but you need to consider it before buying one if you have a tendency to get hot during the night. I tend to get warm so my first choice isn’t memory foam but it is perfectly fine for many people and they loft the soft forgiving feel that memory foam pillows provide them.
Duck Feathers Pillows
This is a type of old school pillow that has been a top choice traditionally if you want to have a luxury type pillow.
They are very good pillows if you happen to like really soft pillows that completely mold to the shape of your head. During the night they will need some fluffing up, and that isn’t my preference. However, it definitely needs to be done if your head completely sinks in and is surrounded by your pillow. Some people really love that. They also stay cool and don’t have a tendency to hold in the heat. That is very good if you tend to get hot during the night and they last a very long time and are durable. If all of this sounds good, then you may want to consider them.
Latex has a different feel than memory foam does. It is quite different compared to duck feather pillows as well. It is much bouncier and goes back into its regular shape much faster. In contrast to memory foam pillows, which can feel as if your head is completely buried in it and can also be very dense, this is a lightweight ad springy pillow. When compared to feather pillows, your head will feel like it is on top of your pillow instead of in it.
To start with, it will feel strange. I felt as if my head was bobbing around on it similar to a nodding dog at first. But after I got used to it, it was really comfortable. Latex has not been reported to cause any issues with breathing irritation.
Which pillow is the best?
Whether it is latex or polyurethane, the downside to foam pillows is after around 12 to 18 months, they will start to lose their bound and have to be replaced. Over time, they get much heavier. I assume it comes from soaking up sweat. Whenever that occurs, they need to be replaced. By contrast, you can use a duck feather pillow for several years. It isn’t cheap to do this on a regular basis, but it can help you get a good night’s people. There are many people who report that latex pillows, due to their comfort level, are the very best kind of pillows.