Pillows should be replaced at least every two years to get the maximum use out of them. This is because with time, dust mites will build up and the pillow will lose its suppleness, which means it won’t be able to support you properly.
Any time you wake up with sore neck or if your pillow is exhibiting indications of discoloration may be an indication that it’s time to replace it. In order to maintain the highest level of hygiene, you should replace any pillows that have been discolored or stained as a result of moisture and perspiration seeping through the surface.
Pillow protectors are an excellent investment if you want to make sure your pillow lasts as long as possible. Protects against chemicals, stains, and excessive dust coming through. This pillow is quite unique as you can add or remove shredded memory foam padding depending on your sleeping preferences. For side sleepers, using pillows made from either natural or memory foam filling is recommended. Memory foam pillows provide great support for those who prefer firmer pillows, or who suffer from neck and spine issues. Made from a proprietary company Tempur material (a type of memory foam), this firm cushion holds its shape over years.
Memory Foam Pillow
This pillow feels wonderfully bouncy but supportive thanks to its innovative mix of shredded memory foam and soft, fuzzy Kapok (a natural fiber similar to cotton). This pillow is filled with Kapok, in addition to responsive memory foam, which helps to support your head and neck as you sleep. Just like down, this pillow is made naturally using wool as the material. This type of pillow is best suited for those who sleep on their back, though some stomach sleepers may enjoy this type too.
While pillows filled with down and feathers do not adjust to your sleep position as well as memory foam, and they need to constantly be inflated or shaved down to use, they are certainly softer and more supportive. Unlike memory foam pillows, down/feather pillows will not experience overheating — in fact, they will help keep your body neutral throughout the night, so you do not have to turn your pillow to its cooler side. Feather pillows are an excellent blend of softness, comfort, support, and conformability thanks to the highly curled, tiny, yet as durable as carbon fiber, premium-quality feathers. Synthetic-fiber pillows are light, affordable, and customizable, but are not quite as supportive or contouring as latex or memory foam, nor are they as durable.
Feather/down pillows are sturdy and retain their shape better, longer than any other kind of padding, and are also naturally mold- and dust-mite-resistant. Pillows can also be classified by the filling material, with some of the more popular ones being down, down alternatives, latex, and memory foam. More than one material, like latex and shredded foam, may be combined to form a fill. Adjustable pillows may be made of any kind of filling, with the common thread being the ability to add/remove the filling for your desired loft and firmness.
Pillows with synthetic filling are recommended for this sleeping position. The best pillows to choose for this added support include contour pillows — designed for those sleeping on their backs or sides — and pillows made from memory foam or latex designs. This pillow has Talalay Latex in the interior, surrounded by purples signature elasticity-grid material, which is extremely popular because of its ability to feel just as soft and supportive. Purples signature elasticity-grid material.