While a good mattress is fundamental for sleep quality, it’s the pillow that ultimately aligns your spine and determines whether you wake up with neck pain or not. Choosing the perfect pillow for your own needs means understanding the qualities that make pillows so important for your health. Here are the most important things to look out for when choosing a pillow.
The breathability of your pillow’s material determines its moisture absorbency, which affects body temperature as well as hygiene during sleep. A breathable material will keep your head cool and dry and your bedding free of mould and mildew, even in Singapore’s high humidity. Removable pillow covers with good breathability are also ideal, as they allow for frequent washing to keep your pillow fresh and clean.
- Hypoallergenic properties
Hypoallergenic pillows help keep dust-mites and bacteria out of your bed, particularly aiding those who suffer from allergies. A hypoallergenic pillow is a great choice for children as well, as they are more likely to react to dust and bacteria at a young age.We recommend…
The Superior Plush Memory Foam Pillow from FortyTwo. Its lightweight material makes it highly breathable, with a washable knit bamboo cover that is easily removed. It is also hypoallergenic through and through so you can sleep with peace of mind. We love it so much we crowned it in this year’s Comfort Awards!
When it comes to spine and muscle health, the size and firmness of your pillow are crucial. The two overarching categories for pillow firmness are firm and soft, but many pillows fall into other subcategories, such as medium and contour, all of which affect your body differently while you sleep. Firm pillows offer great support, keeping your neck in place, but many people prefer the luxurious feeling of a super soft pillow.
Pillows come in many different materials, and not all of them offer the same kind of elasticity. Down feather pillows, for instance, are not particularly elastic, meaning that they don’t bounce back into their original shape once in use. Natural latex pillows offer the highest elasticity, retaining their shape with ease, while memory foam adapts more to the body over time. There is no right or wrong way to choose the elasticity of your pillow. It’s just about personal preference!We recommend…
The Heveya Organic Latex Pillow from European Bedding. Another winner in the Comfort Awards 2020, this pillow is made from 100% organic natural latex. It’s breathable, hypoallergenic and retains its shape for years down the line thanks to its inherent elasticity.
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This post was adapted from an article originally published in the SquareRooms Mid-Year Special.