Picking the Right Hypoallergenic Pillow May 25, 2016 10:26

Even if you've narrowed down your choice to hypoallergenic pillows you’re still going to face several options. Just like regular pillows, hypoallergenic pillows come in all shapes and sizes. Aside from the variety you also confronted by the price range. Lucky for you we've come up with ways to maneuver the pillow landmine. Here tips to consider when shopping for your hypoallergenic pillow.

Firmness

The firmness of your pillow depends on the position you like to sleep in. Pillows with medium firmness for example, are ideal for people who sleep on their back. Medium firmness can effectively cradle the natural curvature of the upper spine. It also supports the head, neck and shoulders.

For those who sleep on their stomach, they need to choose soft pillows. Hard pillows will cause stiff necks for stomach sleepers because of the awkward angle their necks will end up in while sleeping. Pillows that are softer will allow them to twist their necks without an upward angle.

Firm pillows are ideal for people who sleep on their sides. The pillow needs to be firm because it needs to cradle the neck, shoulders and head at the same time. If you spend lots of time on your side while sleeping pick a hypoallergenic pillow with a gusset for more comfort.

Filling

There are lots of choices for hypoallergenic pillow filling.

• Wool is naturally hypoallergenic. Wool form sheep and alpaca are naturally dust mite repellent. Aside from providing support, it also helps warm you up during those cold winter months. Wool also conforms to the shape of your head easily.

• Latex is also naturally dust mite repellent. Buy latex pillows made from natural latex from rubber trees. It is also very durable and will last a long time. Do not choose this pillow if you have latex allergies.

• Check if your polyester pillow has been treated so that it is hypoallergenic. This pillow is very affordable, provides good support and can easily be laundered and dried. Polyester pillows are also more common and are very affordable.

Size

This one is perhaps the easiest part. When choosing a pillow size you usually follow the size of your bed. For those who use a single bed, standard sized pillows are your best choice. Queen sized pillows for queen sized beds and king sized for those who sleep in a king sized bed. However, it's your bed so you can always mix and match your pillows. Just make sure they are hypoallergenic so that symptoms are minimized and can easily be managed.

As you can see, choosing the right kind of hypoallergenic pillow is not that hard. There might be many options to choose from but it is easy to pick the right one for you. To make choosing easier, hypoallergenic pillows sold at Luxura are some of the best Europe has to offer.