A good pillow will be the right thickness for your body size. If a pillow is too high, the neck will bend forward or to the side, which will cause muscle strain on the back of the neck and shoulders. This sleep position may cause a narrowing of the air pipe that could restrict breathing or even cause snoring, both of which may hinder sleep. On the other hand, if the pillow is too low, it may cause neck strain. In either case, you need to ensure that your pillow is the right size for you.
So, what is the right pillow, and how can you choose?
The Right Pillow for Me
When searching for the right pillow, there are a few things that you should consider. To help you in this process, listed below are 4 high-quality pillow characteristics that you should keep in mind when you begin your search.
1. Proper Pillow Height to Support Spinal Alignment and Comfort
The human neck curves slightly forward (to sustain the weight of the head when upright), and it is important to maintain this curve when in a resting position. As mentioned above, if your pillow is too high or too low, it can cause a variety of health problems, including neck or back pain.
Ideally, a pillow should maintain a height of four to six inches to support the head and the neck (and the shoulders when you are lying on your back). Body size and preference are likely to influence what size you choose, but it is important to keep your pillow height within the four to six-inch range.
2. Pillow Material That is Comfortable and Supportive
There are many types of pillows and pillow materials on the market. Because there are so many, it can be hard to choose, as they each seem to have their benefits and advantages. Here are some of the more popular types of pillow and some of their characteristics:
- Memory foam: A popular pillow material that reacts to your body heat and molds itself to the shape of your body. By molding to your shape, a memory foam pillow helps achieve a neutral spinal alignment quickly and comfortably.
- Feather pillows: A perennial favorite, they are comfortable and warm but offer very little support for the neck and spine.
- Gel: Neither a solid nor a liquid, it provides the benefit of body temperature regulation, so it is used in pillows for its cooling properties as well as its ability to offer pressure relief.
3. Pillow Material That Promotes Breathability
Breathability is the ability of a fabric to allow moisture to be transmitted through the material instead of building it up inside the fabric. Breathability has an enormous impact on moisture and heat management.
A good pillow is made from breathable materials. This not only applies to the pillow itself, but also to the type of pillow cover you use. A breathable pillow and pillow cover will ensure that you have a good night’s sleep without being too hot or uncomfortable.
4. The Pillow Is Easy to Clean
We often forget that pillows must be cleaned regularly, and not just the pillow covers either, but the pillow itself as well. Pillows are perfect environments in which mites, molds, and mildew can thrive. Although pillows with high breathability are better at fending off these common problems, it doesn’t mean that you should avoid cleaning your pillow regularly.
It would be best if you washed your pillow cover every three weeks, while the pillow itself will need to be cleaned at least every three months. As trivial as it seems, the ability to clean your pillow should be a consideration when choosing the right pillow for you. If you pick a pillow with a material that is hard to wash, you may put yourself at risk of developing the health and cleanliness problems mentioned above.
With all these aspects laid out, it may seem like no one pillow could meet all of them. Fortunately, Xtreme Comforts offers a gel memory foam pillow that combines all the benefits above and more.
Xtreme Comforts Gel Memory Foam Pillow Does It All
Xtreme Comforts has added a new pillow to its already plentiful roster of pillows and cushions. This gel-infused fiber memory pillow encompasses so many impressive characteristics that it may be the best pillow on the market today.
High quality is the Xtreme Comforts standard. Unlike cheaply made memory foam pillows that sag and go flat, Xtreme Comforts uses the finest blend of cross-cut shredded memory foam and gel-infused polyester fiber specifically developed to maintain their shape over time. You don’t need to worry about spending your hard-earned money replacing a memory foam pillow after just a few months — this gel-infused fiber memory foam pillow with removable Tencel cover is there for the long haul. It will maintain its shape throughout its lifespan to help you have a good night’s sleep with no aches or pains in the morning.
In this perfect combination of the memory foam and gel pillows, you can say goodbye to those hot, restless nights. This gel memory foam pillow incorporates a breathable, gel-infused polyester fiber blend to increase airflow and draw out heat for a cooling, comfortable night’s sleep. It is so effective that it is cool to the touch.
No need to worry about harsh chemical smells, either. This memory foam cooling pillow is made with clean processes that keep your cooling pillow fresh and odor-free. Not only that, but it is also hypoallergenic, and the ultra-soft Tencel cover unzips for easy cleaning, so you don’t have to worry about dust mites, allergens, or mold.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Xtreme Comforts Gel Infused Fiber Memory Foam Pillow with Removable Tencel Cover is that it is fully adjustable. You simply unzip the Tencel and 300 count cotton pillow cover and add or remove the fill for a firm pillow or soft pillow, a thin pillow or a thick one. This makes it one of the most versatile pillows on the market, great for back, stomach, or side sleepers.
Now available in Standard, Queen, and King sizes, this cool gel memory foam pillow is truly made for everyone and anyone.
The Xtreme Comforts Gel Infused Fiber Memory Foam Pillow with Removable Tencel Cover is within your reach. Get one today and have a great night’s sleep.