types of pillow
There are many different types of pillows, categorised by their fillings. These fall into two main groups: natural and synthetic pillows.
Natural pillows include feather and down pillows and wool pillows. Feather and down combines duck feather and duck down to create a supremely luxurious and comfy headrest. Wool pillows use thick, yet breathable, wool fibres which are a little firmer than feather and down pillows.
The different types of synthetic pillow include hollowfibre, memory foam, cool and anti-allergy.
memory foam pillows
offer unrivalled support. They respond to the imprint of your body, ensuring maximum support for your head, neck and shoulders.
are nade from hypoallergenic materials. This makes them great for those who suffer from allergies as they help to prevent build-up of dust, pollen and other nasty allergens.
are a type of pillow which provide excellent bounce back. They're super springy and known to offer high levels of support, making them great for those who suffer with neck or back pain.
Choosing the best pillow for you
While pillows differ depending on their fillings, they can also be graded by their comfort. This is similar to mattress comfort grades and can range from a soft/medium pillow, such as a feather and down, to a firm pillow such as memory foam. Choosing the best comfort grade for you depends largely on your sleeping position.
Pillows for side sleepers
Pillows for side sleepers are typically a medium to medium-firm comfort grade. This is to offer optimum support to your head and neck while cusioned.
Pillows for back sleepers
Pillows for back sleepers are most often a medium comfort grade. They help to avoid craning your neck yet at the same time keep you gently cushioned.
Pillows for front sleepers
Pillows for front sleepers are generally a soft/medium comfort level. This is again to keep the natural alignment of the spine without raising your head too much. The soft natural fillings ensure your head sinks into the pillow as opposed to remaining in an unnatural angle through the night.
Additionally, for those that overheat during the night, we offer pillows with cooling properties. Our range of cool pillows are there to help keep you cool during the night due to their innovative technology and advanced materials. They can absorb heat and help to regulate body temperature, which will help you achive a good night's sleep.