Tips on choosing the best pillow for
is nothing quite as refreshing as a great nights
sleep. After a grueling day at work, a hot shower
pulsing down on all those tired muscles, the sight
of your bed is an inviting one. Laying your head
down on that comfortable pillow is relaxing in
happens, however, when your pillow begins to show
its age? A lumpy pillow or a pillow that
has become old and flat just isn't conducive for
a good night's rest. Regular foam pillows break
down every two years or so while other, higher-end
pillows like down pillows or memory
foam pillows can actually last up to ten years.
It's time to head to the store to purchase a new
one. You shouldn't, however, just grab the first
pillow you find. Since we spend a good portion
of our lives in bed, why not buy the right pillow?
you walk into a store, there are pillows in all
shapes, sizes, and varieties. There are pillows
to suit almost every preference, need and budget.
It's best to shop around, feel the different models,
and compare them. You'll be surprised at the subtle
differences you may have not previously noticed.
first thing you need to consider when buying a
pillow is your pillow size. Some pillows
like the Sleep Better Pillow come in one size.
Most people buy the size suited to fit their bed
meaning a standard, queen, or king. The truth
is that it is up to your personal preferences.
Some people prefer to use two smaller pillows.
It all depends on what is most comfortable to
Diferent people require different pillows
real reason for buying a pillow isn't because
it's soft or fluffy. It has to do with posture.
By supporting your head, a pillow keeps your spine
straight when you are sleeping. For this reason,
people who sleep on their back should buy flatter
pillows while people who sleep on their sides
need something that offers a bit more support.
sleepers benefit greatly from contour
pillows that allow them to sleep with the
also want to check your pillow for firmness and
filling. Depending on how much filling the pillow
contains, it will be softer or flatter. Find out
what type of filling is used. Buying a regular
foam pillow isn't as good of an investment as
purchasing a down pillow or a top quality memory
foam pillow, since regular foam pillows only last
about two years. Down pillows are great for people
who tend to shift from one position to another
during the night and memory foam pillows
are highly recommended by Chiropractors and Physical
I've got my new pillow, now what?
you bring your new pillow home, make sure not
to tear out the manufacturer's label with washing
and dry cleaning instructions. Simply throwing
your pillow into the washing machine with no regard
for the instructions can actually ruin it. You
will have a lumpy pillow and end up having to
replace it again. Read the instructions carefully
and follow them for a longer pillow life. Make
sure to always protect your pillow by covering
it with a pillow case. This may sound trivial,
but it will actually help protect the filling
of your pillow, and it will lessen the need for
frequent cleanings that will cause your pillow
to break down before its time.
by Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Sleep Better Pillow
can change your life.
Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better nights rest
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