The Power of Your Pillow

It makes sense to treat your head like the rest of your body when it comes to sleep. Having the right pillow makes all the difference in the morning. Especially since 30% of your sleeping comfort comes from your pillow. Clinging onto that pillow you bought years ago is not doing your rest any favors. With Art Van’s quality selection of pillows, you can ensure you won’t be missing on much-needed comfort, night after night. And besides, it’s always a good idea to invest in your rest because the health benefits are priceless.

Your perfect pillow is out there.

While most pillows are functionally the same, some have features that you might find appealing. Cooling technology, moisture wicking, and rapid response materials are a few that can change your sleep for the better. Pillows also come in different heights based on your preference and sleeping style. When it comes to pillow types, you have:

  • Polyester (poly-fiber fill)
  • Feather (wing and back feather fill)
  • Down (undercoat feather fill)
  • Down-alternative (synthetic, feather-like fill)
  • Memory foam (high-density foam fill)
  • Latex foam (foam and/or latex foam fill)

The pillow type that works best for you depends on what you need. If you feel your head and neck aren’t being supported properly, go with memory foam and latex for contouring comfort. Feather and down pillows are great if you’re looking for light head support plus a softer feel without going into the foam territory. Polyester pillows are hypoallergenic and dust resistant, with microfiber versions adding softness to the touch. They are great for general use and are cost-effective as a short-term solution.

No pillow is permanent.

It would be great if pillows lasted as long as your mattress, but alas they do need to be replaced on a regular basis depending on type. Polyester pillows are good for about 6 months before the material begins to flatten out and lessen your overall comfort.

Feather and down pillows break the mold as they can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years depending on how well they are maintained. That’s all thanks to the durability of the animal feathers and the ability to fluff up these types of pillow to keep them fresh. Down-alternative pillows don’t have as long of a life span at 1 to 2 years, because they contain synthetic materials to resemble a traditional down or feather pillow. Eventually those materials flatten out and degrade.

Memory foam and latex foam pillows have a lifespan of about 2 to 3 years. These pillows typically have additional features that further enhance the level of comfort you’ll find when using them. Cooling technology, moisture wicking features, hypoallergenic covers, zones with special comfort material and more can be found with memory and latex foam pillows.

No pillow fights here.

Your pillow should be helping your sleep, not hurting it. With dozens of combinations at your disposal such as pillow height, fill, and specialty features, your perfect pillow is a lot closer than you think. It’s a good idea to take 30% of your sleeping comfort seriously, so you can get some seriously great sleep.

Art Van’s excellent selection of pillows is a perfect place to start. If you have questions about what pillows work best for your sleeping environment, visit an Art Van Furniture & Mattress and PureSleep Store near you and our Sleep Specialists will guide you to the best bed for your headâ„¢.


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