Different Types of Bed Pillows for Sleeping

types of bed pillows

If you have the right pillow under your head at night you will feel the best way during the day. Everybody knows that a person needs to have a healthy sleep in order to be in a good mood and health. But few of us know how to choose the correct type.

Well, each pillow type has its advantages and disadvantages; that is why you should consider your own requirements and needs while choosing.

A down pillow is one of the types of pillow used by many people nowadays. Down pillows are filled with goose down. The latter is the soft material located under the feathers of a goose providing a comfortable and soft feeling to people sleeping on such. Down pillows are rather expensive, however they don’t provide enough support for the neck of some people.

Due to geese people have also discovered another type which are filled with their feathers. A feather pillow is rather nice, but it’s firmer than a down one. Feather pillows may last for a few years if they are correctly cared for. Such pillows should not be washed in a washing machine as the filling will clump and the pillow will be uncomfortable for the further usage.

Foam pillows are another option for you, especially if you have problems with your neck or back after sleeping. Today many doctors offer their patients to sleep on foam. Sleeping on a foam pillow a person’s head is better supported than by a down or feather. But foam pillows are rather firm.

Buckwheat pillows are quite popular in some countries. They’re filled with the empty shells of buckwheat seeds, which make them great pillows to use if you’d like some support. A buckwheat pillow can allow you to properly rest your head and neck, so it would make for a good neck roll pillow to have for long trips. Sleeping on one can also give you a good night’s rest, as it helps reduce tension in the body and relieves neck and back pain.

A pillow with a cotton filling is another kind. Such pillows are usually flatter than the other pillows, but they don’t hold their shape and take the form of your head. Nowadays, cotton pillows are a choice of many people, as they confess their body rests better in its natural position with their help. If you prefer to sleep on this type of pillows it’s better to change it instead of washing it. Cotton pillows become too flat with the weight of the body after some time. As a result, a pillow becomes water soaked when washed that makes a breeding ground for mold.

Cotton pillows are rather cheap and changing them will avoid many health problems resulting from inhaling mold.

While choosing a pillow the material that it’s filled with is not the only thing you need to consider. Its size is very important too. Pillows may have different sizes and most of people choose a pillow according to the size of their mattress. People having the great-size bed usually choose a large pillow. The same concerns small beds and small pillows.

The thickness of the pillow is also important. It mostly depends on people’s sleeping habits. A person sleeping on the side needs a thicker pillow while this one sleeping on one’s back will like thinner pillows.

The different styles of bed pillows depend on the different sizes, shapes and fillings. There are rectangle, square, round and even cylindrical shaped pillows. They have fillings like feather, foam, wool and polyester.

There are king, queen, and standard sizes. In the past, they are simply placed under the bed cover and hidden from view. Now, with all these different styles of bed pillows, the possibility of styling and arranging it on your bed is endless.

There are no rules to follow. You can style it as you like it and like it as you style it.. What is important is it is your choice.

You have a wide range bed pillows for your home to choose from.The different sizes and shapes give you many options.A queen sized one usually measures 20 x 30 inches, a king sized one measures 20 x 36 inches, and the standard sized measures 20 x 26 inches.

There are also lumbar, square, boudoirs, bolster and neck roll bed pillows that come in different sizes. With this variety of sizes you can combine and mix match these pillows and arrange them beautifully on your bed.

Types of Bed Pillows

You can have two king sized feather pillows, two standard sized down pillows, two 12 x 24 lumbar foam bed and two 6 x 16 inches neck roll pillows layered and placed in an upright and angled position against your headboard on a king size bed. Your style would show your personality.

If you are the type of person who loves to read in bed then you need one that will support your back, head and neck while you are reading. There are pillows specially designed for reading, the most common is the memory foam pillow.

It conforms to your shape and gives support to your neck and helps you relax while you are reading. If you are prone to back aches, and neck pains then a magnetic therapy pillow is ideal for you.

This is implanted with magnets that give off a magnetic field around your neck and your head while you are sleeping. It even clears the sinus passages thus, relieving you of any sinusitis problems.

They have different fillings available. It could be feather, foam, wool, or polyester. These are with feather or down fillings are the most expensive, the softest, most durable and most luxurious.

The fillings are soft fluffy feathers of either a duck or a goose. Foam pillows could either have a one solid piece of foam as a filling or bits of pieces of foams and it is usually inexpensive.

Wool pillows are basically made of cotton blend materials and are washable. Polyester filled bed pillows come in many sizes and firmness. It is inexpensive, and not durable.

With all these different styles of bed pillows to choose from, you get to choose what you like. It would now all depend on your taste, budget and preferences.

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