Different Types of Pillows June 21, 2016 13:36

When I was a kid, I always imagined heaven to be a palace made out of pillows. But luckily I don’t have to wait to die before I can get my pillow fix because there are different kinds of pillows right now here on earth which I can enjoy to my heart's content. Pillows are not only used for sleeping comfort. They can also be used to help alleviate pain from joints and injuries. They can also provide support and help protect from allergens. Here are some of the different kinds of pillows and their uses.

Down Pillow

This type of pillow is usually filled with down feathers that are found in the underbellies of ducks and geese. Many consider down pillow as luxurious because of it feathery softness. Down pillows are ideal for stomach sleepers because they tend to be softer compared to other types of pillows. This type of pillow is very durable and can last many years.

Memory Foam

Made from NASA grade materials, memory foam pillows react to heat and pressure enabling it to mould itself into the shape of your neck, shoulders and head in order to give you maximum support and comfort. It will return to its original shape once you remove your head. This pillow is ideal for people with upper spine or neck injury.

Contour Pillows

Side sleepers will love contour pillows because of its unique design. The middle of the pillow is curved downwards to provide correct support to the neck while sleeping on your back or side. It can also help alleviate snoring which is good news for your bed mate. There are different kinds of material to choose from such as latex, memory foam of buckwheat. On the down side, stomach sleepers will hate this pillow.

Buckwheat Pillows

Natural, renewable, lightweight and soft are just some of the best adjectives to describe a buckwheat pillow. This pillow is ideal for people in warm climate because the individual hulls provide natural air circulation keeping you cool while sleeping. It also provides excellent support for the neck and upper spine. This pillow can be noisy though, especially when the buckwheat rub against each other.

Latex Pillow

If you don’t have latex allergies but have dust mite allergies, this pillow is a good choice for you. Latex is harvested from rubber trees so it is biodegradable and fire retardant. It also resists dust mites, bacteria, mold and mildew. However, it is a bit expensive and you can’t machine wash a latex pillow.

Polyester Pillows

Polyester is sometimes referred to as the poor man's cotton. Polyester pillows are very easy to maintain. You only need to throw them into your washing machine and dryer and they will be as good as new. This pillow is ideal for the hotel industry because of its affordability and durability. Check out Luxura's polyester pillows with cambric fabric for better sleep.

Cotton Pillows

Stomach sleepers will love cotton pillows because they tend to get flatter with time compared to other types of pillows. They are also made from 100% cotton making it allergy friendly.