Shopping for pillows can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Most of the time, there are simply too many options to choose from. How do you know which pillow is the best pillow for you?

Here’s is our seven-step guide to help you pick the best pillow.

Consider Your Own Size

Our pillows come in a two sizes: standard/queen and king. Many couples who share a bed will use the same size pillow for both sleepers. Although two similarly sized pillows might look good on your bed, that choice might not be the best for both bodies. Instead of choosing a pillow that fits your bed, choose one that fits your body. A larger man should use a much larger pillow than a smaller woman does.

Find the Right Material

Many sleep experts recommend down pillows for the best night’s sleep, but down pillows can be a bad choice for people with allergies or irritable skin, as they are good at attracting irritants such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Slumber Cloud Cumulus pillows are made with Outlast® technology that absorbs excess heat to keep you cool at night. Pair our pillows with our Nacreous Pillow Covers and you’ll double up on your pillow’s heat absorption capacity leaving you with the perfect place to rest your head.

Don’t Focus on the Price Tag

Pillow pricing can be confusing. Avoid the temptation to buy the cheapest pillow possible – these will provide minimal support and need to be replaced quickly. However, don’t think that the most expensive pillow is the most comfortable either. A good pillow usually comes at a cost, but the ultimate determinant should be comfort, not price. Our pillows are affordable and so comfortable you will feel like you are sleeping on a cool cloud!

Change Your Pillow Often

When shopping for a pillow, it’s also good to keep in mind the lifespan of the average pillow. According to Dr. James Maas, author of Power Sleep, a good pillow should last four to five years. Many people, however, keep theirs for ten years or more. Keeping your pillow too long can be dangerous for your body, so make sure to change yours often.

Get the Temperature Right

Changes in sleep temperature can really disrupt your sleep, and often pillows are to blame for overheating at night. Even the best thermal pillows can actually cause you to overheat, which can lead to tossing and turning, waking up at night, and disrupted REM sleep patterns. Instead of trying to stay warm at night, choose a cooling pillow, like our Cumulus Pillow, that absorbs heat and keeps you cool and comfortable.

Don’t forget the Pillow Case

Your pillow plays an important role in the quality of your sleep. By combining your pillow with a Slumber Cloud pillow cover you can increase the comfort of your pillow dramatically. Our hypoallergenic, machine-washable covers absorb excess heat, releasing it when you get too cold. stored heat to ensure that you feel “just right” all night. If you really want to experience Slumber Cloud at its best, combine our pillows and pillow covers for an unbelievably great night’s sleep. Whatever you do, remember to wash your pillow case often to prevent discoloration – read our handy bedding washing guide to find out more.

Think About Adding Some Extra Support

Finally, remember that many people will need more than just a pillow for their head. Depending on how you sleep, adding an extra pillow between your legs, under your knees, or under your hips can make all the difference in getting a good night’s sleep.

Check out our pillow products today…like all our products, they are covered by The Slumber Cloud Promise, a 30-Day money-back guarantee.