How to choose the right pillow

A good night’s sleep is the foundation of a successful day, and a pillow that matches your sleep style goes a long way toward quality rest.

Determine your sleep style: are you a back sleeper, side or front sleeper?  Pay attention to what position you’re in when you wake up.  The position in which you find yourself most frequently is your sleep style.  For a second opinion, ask the person with whom you sleep.

Visit a store that specializes in bedding.  Department stores are not a good choice as they would most likely not offer a good selection.  Specialty stores may have some brands or styles that department stores don’t carry.

Determine what kind of pillow best suits your sleep style.  A side sleeper needs a thicker pillow because when resting on a shoulder his/her head will be further from the bed.  A side sleeper will be probably be most comfortable with wool fill or latex pillow, which is usually thicker than a regular down pillow. If you have allergies, wool and latex are much better than down as they are naturally antimicrobial.

What about memory foam pillows?  Magniflex of Italy makes several different types of pillows.  Available from the Geoethic collection, their soy based pillows have anatomical features, suggested by leading orthopaedic doctors as the most appropriate to support neck and shoulders. These pillows perfectly suit the curves of your head and neck, helping vertebra’s, muscles and nerves relax.

Test the pillow in the store. After selecting a few candidate pillows, take them to a display bed in the store and lie down with each one in the same position in which you normally sleep.  Also be conscious of how the firmness of the store bed compares to your own.

Don’t consider the pillow’s price until after you’ve chosen your pillow, and don’t be afraid to pay a lot to get the pillow that best fits you.  Since your quality of sleep affects everything you do the rest of the day, a good pillow is a sound investment.

Dormio Organic Beds has a huge selection of natural or organic pillows, over 50 to choose from and knowledgeable staff to help you make the right choice.

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