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Types of Pillows: Your Guide to Pillow Comfort

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Types of Pillows: Your Guide to Pillow Comfort

November 20th, 2020

Many people have trouble finding a pillow that encompasses the ideal balance of comfort and support. When your mattress is such a large and important investment in your life, the type of pillow you choose to rest your head upon is just as important, to ensure you sleep healthy each and every night.

When buying a new pillow, you should consider certain factors—including upper body support, durability, breathability and allergen resistance. Pillows are highly subjective to your preference. Some sleepers may prefer a surface for their head to sink into, while others may prefer a firmer surface for additional support.

At Sleepy’s, we offer a range of pillows to accommodate a variety of sleeping preferences. We have collated the benefits of our most popular types of pillows below:

Memory Foam Pillow

Memory Foam provides customised support by moulding to the contours of the head and neck, to help relax the muscles for pressure point relief, to enable amazing comfort, durability and support throughout the night.

·         Support

Memory foam technology provides the ultimate in contouring support. Moulding to the exact contours of the head, neck and shoulders for pressure point relief.

·         Durability

Memory foam pillows hold their shape and are less likely to go flat like traditional pillows. These pillows have long-lasting durability of approximately 3 years, which is dependent on how the pillow is cared for and how often it is used.

·         Breathability

There is little breathability in memory foam, as the foam uses heat and body temperature, to guide the mould of the pillow to adjust to your head, neck and shoulders.

·         Allergen Resistance

To reduce allergy symptoms in Memory Foam pillows, the foam needs to be treated or paired with a pillow protector. The dense structure of memory foam helps prevent the build of dust and mould however, you are not fully protected unless there has been an added treatment. For example SleepMaker foams are treated with Ultra:Fresh delivering a fresher, cleaner and more hygienic sleep experience.

·         Sleeper Type

Suitable for multi-positional and side sleepers.

Gel Infused Memory Foam Pillow

Gel is a material that is generally infused with memory foam, to act as a cooling aid to the sleep surface. It contains properties that whisk away moisture and heat, for a more refreshing night’s sleep.

·         Support

The combination of a ventilated, gel-infused core made from adaptable memory foam technology with temperature balancing materials, provides personalised support through the unique foam that moulds to your head, neck and shoulders.

·         Durability

 

Gel infused pillows have high durability due to the dense nature of the materials. Other types of pillows develop lumps and go flat over time.

·         Breathability

The gel infusion offers a slightly higher standard of breathability than memory foam, as its purpose is to cool the surface as you sleep.

·         Allergen Resistance

Gel infused pillows are not naturally a protectant against allergens, unless they have been treated, however, if they are paired with a pillow protector there is less risk of adverse reactions.

·         Sleeper Type

Suitable for multi-positional, side and hot sleepers, for a cool sleep on a warm night.

Latex Pillow

Latex gently cushions and supports the head, neck and shoulders to offer premium comfort with superior rebound qualities. The natural qualities of latex inhibit the growth of bacteria, mould and dust mites and promotes ventilation making a latex pillow a suitable choice for asthma and allergy sufferers.

·         Support

Latex pillows are a firmer feel than memory foam, as they do not collapse easily under the weight of your head. Instead they offer premium comfort and quality as the latex gently cushions and supports the head, neck and shoulders.

·         Durability

A superior material, latex has high long-lasting durability of up to 10 years.

·         Breathability

Latex as a material provides the ultimate breathability through the unique open cell structure and air channels that offer full ventilation and airflow in the pillow.

·         Allergen Resistance

If you suffer from asthma or allergies choosing a latex pillow is a smart move as latex is naturally hypoallergenic which eases symptoms and naturally resists bacteria, mould and dust mites.

·         Sleeper Type

Suitable for those with neck and related back pain, back sleepers and side sleepers. Latex will provide extra support for a therapeutic sleep experience.

 

Your pillow is an important addition to your sleep solution and purchasing the right one will help you have a comfortable, restful night’s sleep. At Sleepy’s our bed fit specialists will help you find the perfect pillow to suit your individual needs. It all comes down to what you prefer and what makes you feel the most comfortable.

 

Sleep Healthy!