Brand Guide

Why Your Pillow Matters?

When thinking about bedding and putting together a sleep-worthy bed, it is usually the type and size of the mattress and the linen that goes with it that is the focal point. Pillows are not given too much thought. They are however an integral part of your sleep hygiene assemble and deserve more attention.

Similar to mattresses and quilts, pillows come in a range of shapes, sizes and fill to cater to individual preferences and needs. Before buying yours, go over the criteria you should think through so your sleep quality is as restful as you want it to be.     

You don’t go for a pillow sale like you would go for a bake sale, with the latter you have no preconceived notion of what you might end up purchasing. With a pillow sale, however, you should have a good idea of what you are looking for to satisfy various parameters that suit your individual need and then choose between options available for those parameters.

Sleep Position

Before choosing a pillow, consider your predominant sleeping position. Are you a back sleeper, stomach sleeper or side sleeper? The answer will determine the type of pillow you should be considering. A side sleeper will do well with a firmer pillow which is thicker that can provide adequate neck support, while a back sleeper needs to find a pillow that doesn’t push their neck forward resulting in neck and shoulder aches on waking up. A stomach sleeper should be looking at no pillow or a pillow that is not too high and not too firm to provide support for the neck to stay at a comfortable angle.

Read on to find out which type of pillow is best suited for your sleeping position.  

Cotton Pillows

They are not as popular as they used to be. Many prefer to go with synthetic microfiber and memory foam for its various advantages like moulding to the shape of your head. However, cotton is an ideal choice for those suffering from allergies to synthetics. It clumps and is not dust mite resistant which can make them a poor choice.

Good for, side, stomach and back sleepers.

Down and Feather Pillows

These pillows offer comfort because of their softness and high moldability to the head and shoulders. Though expensive, they are durable and can last several years. Down can be allergic to some, so test it out before buying several pillows.  

Good for, side and back sleepers.

Memory Foam Pillows

These pillows are increasing in popularity because they can contour to the shape of your head and shoulders and also provide relief from neck and shoulder pain. Some types can make you feel warm because of body heat retention.   

Good for, back and stomach sleepers.

Gel Pillows

Said to keep you cool, they are a popular choice although some find them too firm for their liking. It is expensive but has hypoallergenic properties and the ability to mould to fit the sleeper’s head and shoulders as advantages.

Good for, back and stomach sleepers.

Cadi Hopper
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