December 26, 2013
Sleep is a wonderful God-given extension to life. One does not simply imagine what life will be without it. It’s amazing what it can do to a person overnight emotionally and mentally. But of course, without any beds or mattresses or any proper tools, sleep itself will be a burden.
No one likes sleeping on a stone table. That’s why comfortable mattresses came into existence over time, and its technology kept improving to give us the breakthroughs we are enjoying in this era every night.
In addition to these innovations in the technology of beds are the improvements it has made among pillows. In this day and age, there are at least 5 times more kinds of pillows than there are beds. If choosing the right mattress for you can be confusing, choosing the right pillow will require an equal amount of discernment of all things comfortable.
A bed set without a blanket is acceptable, but a bed without a pillow just simply won’t work. Pillows are for beds as much as love is for marriage, and vice versa. If you start thinking that any kind of pillow is fine as long as it ushers you into a comfortable night of sleep, then you need to define what “comfortable” really means.
There are many types of pillows, so you need to determine which one is most suitable for you. In this article, I’m mainly going to talk to you about what the most common pillows are made of in order to provide a basic guide to help you choose. So let’s look at them one by one.
Back in the days when mattresses were still made of wool and innerspring mattresses were still on the rise, the most common pillows were made of down feathers of birds. The reason why it gained mainstream use of the population was that it was common, cheap, and relatively comfortable.
It’s soft alright, but you have to remember that down feather pillows don’t provide a lot of support. It’s mainly comfort without its ensuing responsibilities of leaving neck support. In the long run, you might find it common to wake up with stiff necks, so you have to be ready for that. But overall, it still deserves to be an option. It does the job anyway.
Polyurethane foams, which are generally used as a cushion, have been commonly used as a main ingredient to create mattresses. They’ve always been easy to make, easy to find, and they’re fashionable into almost any shape and size. As a material for pillows, they do a wonderful job of being lightweight. They’re firm unlike down feather pillows, and they provide neck support that will ensure your mornings will be free from stiff necks.
Polyester, just like polyfoam, is a man-made material. Its material is mostly known for its ability to insulate heat, which you might find convenient when living in a cold climate. Although its level of support and firmness needs to be determined by how often you fluff and dry it, polyester surely gets heavier over time since polyester readily absorbs sweat and dead skin, which everyone sheds over time.
Memory foam has been the best in the league of support since it readily adjusts to the shape of your neck and head. You don’t have to worry needing to adjust to your pillow since it conforms to you, not the other way around. That’s how things should be anyway. Although memory pillows may be a bit pricey, know that it’s a worthy investment since it’s your health on the line.
The title of the “best” pillow can only go so far as you can label it. Each pillow serves its own purpose you intend, whether to support your neck, elevate your upper back or to simply keep you company. If it does the job for you the way you want it to, then you can literally rest assured that you got the best pillow for you.
Relax. Choosing the right pillow for you shouldn’t stress you out. After all, that’s the reason you’re getting pillows – to help you relax. Take it easy, and sweet dreams