If you’re considering buying a pillow online (or in store) you obviously know you won’t be able to touch and feel then in advance, so I’ve put a few things to consider during your purchasing process:
Consider Your Own Size
Our pillows come in a three 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 Filling Material
Many sleep experts recommend down pillows for the best night’s sleep, and we now have the a down option called the Cirrus Duck Down Pillow, that not only is luxurious but also had the heat managing benefits of Outlast technology. Just keep in mind that a down pillow may not be a great choice if you’re someone with allergies or irritable skin. If that is the case, or you just prefer a non-down or feather pillow, the Slumber Cloud Cumulus pillows are made with a comfortable fiberfill and are also lined 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! I
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 cause sleep discomfort, 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 Slumber Cloud pillows, that absorbs heat to help keep you cooler and more comfortable.
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. So give us a try and rest assured we will stand by our products.
Whatever you do, remember to wash your pillow case often to prevent discoloration – read our handy bedding washing guide to find out more.