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Tips for choosing the best pillow

Not only do we sleep on the mattress, but the pillow also plays an important role in the quality of our sleep. In effect, we change position between 30 and 40 times during the night, so it is important to have a pillow that supports the neck well. The degree of comfort of the people depends on the tastes, but it has also been proven that morphology influences.

If you sleep on your side, the ideal is a feather or down pillow, since the height can be adjusted. If, on the other hand, we sleep on our back, a flexible one is recommended, depending on the user's preferences. If we sleep face down, the pillow should be very thin so as not to force the neck.

Even so, and to be able to choose the best pillow for each type of person, there are other points to consider as allergy problems or preferences when choosing between soft or hard.

What is the influence of the material that is filled in the pillow?

The filling of the pillow is what will determine its comfort, its benefits and also its lifespan. The choice of one filling or another will depend on the needs of each one.

There are two types of fillers: natural fillings (feathers, down, cereals) and synthetics (polyester, foam, gel, etc.). Each one has its own characteristics.

The natural filling. For authenticity and quilting, it is the reference in the collective unconscious, since it has been used for centuries and it is one of the best pillows. Its peculiarity is that it naturally rejects moisture. The natural filling uses qualitative raw materials, with a very good shelf life (5 to 10 years).

The feathers (usually of geese) are light and provide firmness to the pillow. The down (also goose) is an excellent thermal insulator, keeps the heat in winter and lets air pass in summer, brings resilience and elasticity to the pillow, as well as incomparable padding.

Synthetic fillers. There are a lot of very different products. The viscoelastic foam, whose advantage is that it adapts to the head and neck. It allows the relaxation of the muscles of the neck and good support, but generates a lot of heat and can not be washed in the washing machine.

The latex, naturally antibacterial, has good neck support, good perspiration, very cool in summer.

The polyester can be dangerous for allergy sufferers.

Is a soft or hard pillow better?

In order to choose the best pillow it is important to consider softness or hardness. However, it depends on the degree of comfort sought. A soft pillow supports the head and the top of the shoulders, is quite flat and ideal for those who sleep on their stomach.

A "cushioned" pillow supports the head, neck and upper part of the shoulders, providing a very malleable and cozy comfort, ideal for those who sleep on their side or face up because they gently wrap their heads. For its part, the firm pillow resists pressure from the weight of the head and provides good support to the neck.

But, besides being a matter of taste, morphology also influences. For the more robust, a firm pillow is better to have the necessary support for the neck. The smaller will prefer as they are more suited to the weight of your head soft and "padded" pillows.

If there are allergy problems, better anti-mites

Mites usually grow in the covers. Therefore, in the case of allergies, we must ensure that the entire pillow is anti-mite. Percale cotton or silk covers are perfect to fight the growth of mites, as they let air pass and limit perspiration.