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Choosing the Right Hypoallergenic Pillow for Restful, Restorative Sleep
Everybody deserves a good night’s sleep, but actually achieving that peaceful, relaxing, and rejuvenating sleep can be difficult. Everything from the mattress you sleep on, to the pillow you rest your head on, can have an impact on sleep quality.
You may have struggled for many years to find the perfect way to get restful sleep, with no real results. One thing that you might be overlooking, is the quality of the pillow that you sleep on.
All pillows are not alike, and if you aren’t using the best one for your needs, then you won’t be getting the best possible sleep. A pillow should be comfortable, while also free of allergens and irritants that could interrupt sleep and impact your overall health.
Today you’ll take a crash course in choosing the right pillow that is hypoallergenic, and perfectly shaped to offer you the most comfortable sleeping position.
The Best Hypoallergenic Pillow Types for Getting Luxurious, Restful Sleep
If you’ve read our previous blogs, then you may have read about how different pillow inserts can be used to help relieve chronic back pain. Even without back pain, your pillow insert and your sleeping position should be closely matched.
If you sleep on your front, then a thin pillow will be necessary. A thin pillow insert will prevent your neck from being over-supported, which could cause fatigue on your muscles and joints. If you’re a front sleeper and you’ve been using a large and tightly packed pillow, then making the simple change to a thin pillow could drastically improve your quality of sleep.
If you sleep on your side, then there’s a chance that you could be causing damage to your back and spine. For many people, this happens over time, and the problems only become apparent once the damage is done. You can prevent future back and neck pain by choosing a firm and supportive pillow that fills the space between your shoulder and head. Tightly packed synthetic pillows or foam pillows are very helpful in this case.
Most people are back sleepers, but not everyone is using the right pillow. If you sleep on your back with a pillow that has too much loft, or even if you sleep on two pillows, then you could wake up tired, grumpy, and with some slight stiffness in your neck and shoulders. This is because sleeping on your back requires only a thin and firm pillow. Making the change with a new pillow insert could have a drastic impact on your day to day life.
How Does Your Sleep Impact Your Mood?
Did you know that when you sleep, your brain works to repair both your mind and your body?
Most of this rejuvenation happens during the deepest stages of sleep. Your muscles start to relax, tissues regenerate, and most functions in your brain take a rest. This doesn’t just mean that you will wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Everything from your liver, to your heart, your skin, and your hormone production are treated to a restorative process.
If you’re an adult between the ages of 20 and 55, and you are getting less than seven hours sleep, then the restorative processes of sleep are diminished.
If you truly want to get the most out of your sleep, then you can start by choosing a pillow that matches your sleeping position. The next step is to make sure the pillow you choose is also hypoallergenic.
Why Choose a Hypoallergenic Pillow?
There are some key benefits that come from choosing a hypoallergenic pillow. Even if you don’t suffer from specific allergies, it’s still a good idea to choose a pillow that resists dust, mites, and other contaminants.
The first benefit to note is that a hypoallergenic pillow will prevent microbial buildup. With a standard pillow, you would need to regularly wash the pillow to keep it sterile. Germs that cause cold and flu can live on your pillow for days and sometimes even weeks. With an antimicrobial-hypoallergenic pillow, you can eliminate this problem.
With a hypoallergenic pillow you will also prevent dust mites. Standard pillows made from natural materials may be comfortable, but they also create ideal conditions for dust mites to multiply in. Mites leave microscopic irritants that can impact your sleep and your general health. If you are coughing, sneezing, and wheezing a lot during the night, then you could have a problem with mites without even knowing it. Try a hypoallergenic pillow, and you may be surprised at how much better your sleep becomes.
Perhaps most importantly, hypoallergenic pillows are manufactured using safe materials that won’t cause irritation to skin or your respiratory system. Hypoallergenic pillows are also water-resistant, so sweat and saliva will not collect in pillows and lead to bad odors.
Ready for The Best Night’s Sleep You’ve Ever Had?
Whether it’s choosing the right shape and size to suit your sleeping position, or, investing in a hypoallergenic pillow to prevent allergies and contaminants, the quality of your pillow matters greatly.
A new pillow insert could be all that’s preventing you from having the best night’s sleep that you’ve had in your life. Invest in a quality pillow from Pillows & Fibers and you will enjoy more restful sleep that prevents discomfort, gives you more energy, and ensures that you’re always ready to meet the day head-on.