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Pillow: FAQ

On the market nowadays, there are many models of pillows: latex pillow, viscoelastic foam, down pillows, gel pillows, kapok pillow, etc. There is also special kind of pillow that is made for health purpose like the cervical pillow. The cervical pillow properly supports the head and prevent it from being in an incorrect position. So, how to choose the right pillow? Find out in our answer below on common questions raised by consumers

1. Before you buy a pillow, what should you keep in mind?
2. What features does each pillow have?
3. What maintenance does the pillow require?
4. How often do you have to change the cushion?
5. Which material
6. How to clean the pillows?
7. When should I buy a new pillow?

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1. Before you buy a pillow, what should you keep in mind?

You should note the ergonomics of the pillow: it must fill the space between head and shoulders well so that the head and the spine are set up.

2. What features does each pillow have?

Opt for a pillow that keeps the head in the right position, which is not too much to sink into the cushion but not too high either. Of course, the pillow would not have to be too hard or soft because it could cause fatigue for the head and shoulders.

3. What maintenance does the pillow require?

It is better to opt for the pillow with a removable and washable cover. The pillow should not be exposed to the direct heat sources. Building a good habit: ventilate pillow every day but not in the direct sunrays.

4. How often do you have to change the cushion?

The change of “our” pillow in term of the requirements for hygiene and comfort is no longer guaranteed. It is important that our pillow is always perfect.

All types of pillows must properly support the pillow and help transpiration. The advantage of a pillow over another pillow is quite personal and depends on case by case. (Eg if you suffer from neck pain, etc.). There are pillow types for each particular case. Pillows with different structure and shape of viscoelastic or latex are specially designed for people who suffer from neck pain.

5. Which material

Hollow fiber balls:

The synthetic filling consists of small cotton balls, which are made of hollow fibers. The cushion is thus very voluminous depending on the filling quantity.

For whom, it is suitable:

Due to the hollow fiber structure, moisture can be best derived, but they can also be isolated very well. Therefore, this type of filling is suitable for people in need of warmth, or sweat a lot and quickly at night. The washability makes it the ideal filling material for allergy sufferers who prefer a soft, soft head pillow. If you want a cooler pillow, opt for bamboo pillows.

Natural fillings:

Fillings made from spelled or millet provide a solid, yet adaptable to lying comfort and warm pleasant. If the sleeping position is altered, a slight noise is produced by the graining of the grains. The massage effect of the pillow also has a stimulating effect on the blood circulation.

For whom, it is suitable:

For people who prefer natural materials, the filling out of spelled or millet is an alternative to natural hair pillow. However, it offers relatively little support force and is therefore not recommended for people who have neck problems.

Materials for foam cores (for neck support pads)

Mold cores are suitable for people who use their pillows as a static, comfortable headrest and do not have a “cuddle need”. Neck support cushions can be partially adjusted by height-adjustable foam panels. The foam cores are usually surrounded by a washable cover, which ensures a good transport of moisture through padding and quilting.

Visco Foam:

The thermo-elastic foam ensures a very customized and pressure-balanced sensation of lying at a very good supporting effect.

For whom, it is suitable:

If you linger for a long time in a sleeping position and bedroom temperature is not below 18 ° C, you are well-advised with this material. If it is too cold in the bedroom, it takes a long time for the pillow to adjust. Due to the slowed restoring force, this material is not recommended with frequent change of position.

Latex:

The soft material adapts itself very well to the head and neck area. Differences in the feeling of lying down result from the use of firmer synthetic latex or natural latex materials.

For whom, it is suitable:

The foam structure provides you with good moisture transport through the open pores. Thus, latex is also very suitable for individuals who sweat profusely in the head area.

Gel foam:

This material has the same properties as memory foam, however, is independent of temperature.

For whom, it is suitable:

With a gel foam pillow, you can sleep very well if you prefer a weightless sensation of lying and rotate frequently. Due to the good respiratory activity, a very good sleeping climate is provided in the head area, which is why a core of gel foam is also recommended for “hot heads.”

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6. How to clean the pillows?

Cushions with loose filling should be regularly shaken to maintain the bulk and adaptability. For washable fillings, it is advisable to wash the entire pillow approximately every six months. The same applies to the washable covers of the neck pillow with foam core. If the user sweats heavily or he has allergy with dust mites, a more frequent cleaning may be more appropriate.

7. When should I buy a new pillow?

If the buildup is reduced, the coolant which can be seen in the core or the foam becomes brittle, it is time to get a new pillow. A non-washable cushion should be replaced for hygienic reasons after two years at least. Pillows with foam core hold an average of about five years. Since loose fillings material pillow becomes fatigue more quickly (material is “compressed”) and thus loose its bucket and support force, it may be useful to replace the cushion after three years or to refill it at least.

We will gladly answer your questions regarding the choice of the appropriate pillow. Contact us anytime by leaving a comment below! For more about your sleeping buddies, visit www.bedtimefriends.com.

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