No matter what interests or hobbies you have, we all have at least one thing in common – the need for a good night’s sleep. Some people can fall asleep anywhere, but most of us aren’t that lucky.
For most people, it’s important to get just the right mattress, and have a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom, so you’re all ready to fall asleep, when your head hits the pillow.
And what about your pillow? Is it as well designed and comfortable as everything else in the bedroom? Or is a lumpy mess, that you’ve had for way too long?
New Types of Pillows
If you’re buying a new pillow for yourself, or for someone else, there are many more types of pillows than there used to be. In the old days, you could buy a down pillow, or one filled with bits of foam. The down pillows were nice, if you bought a good quality one, and didn’t have allergies to feathers!
You can still buy those types of pillows, and many more kinds, such as ones formed from memory foam. Some of them have special cooling features, and will help you enjoy a good sleep, instead of waking up with a hot, sweaty head.
The ISO Cool Pillow
One of the best-selling cool pillows is the Iso-Cool, which has microscopic beads to absorb heat. There is a thick memory foam filling, and that makes it ideal for side sleepers – it gives good support for your head. The cotton cover is hypoallergenic, and easy to remove and throw in the washing machine.
Somehow, through the magic of its design, this pillow can sense if you’re too warm or too cool, and it absorbs or releases heat to help you maintain an ideal body temperature.
Cool Contour Pillow
Another cool pillow is the Sleep Innovations Cool Contour. It is designed for side or back sleepers, and it hugs your shoulder and neck while you sleep, to keep them in good alignment. It has a two layer design, for maximum comfort and support.
The first layer is cool memory foam, that pulls heat away from the pillow’s surface. The second layer is a different type of memory foam, which is processed to provide good airflow, so you can have a comfortable sleep.
Dream Supreme Gel Pillow
If you prefer something that looks more traditional, you can try this Dream Supreme gel filled pillow. It is standard size and shape, and filled with a polyester gel fiber fill. The fiber is hypoallerganic, and keeps its shape all night, to provide good support.
If you toss and turn during the night, this would be a good choice, because it’s designed for back, side and stomach sleepers. You can machine wash the pillow, and dry it on a cool setting, so it’s easy to maintain.
Organic Buckwheat Pillow
Another type of cooling pillow is this organic buckwheat one. It is filled with buckwheat hulls and covered with unbleached cotton. It doesn’t collapse, like some types of foam, and it adjusts naturally, to adjust to your head and spine.
The buckwheat hulls allow the air to circulate through the pillow, and that keeps you cool through the night. It is a good alternative for anyone who is allergic to feathers or foam.
This pillow is smaller than standard ones, and quite firm. You can remove some of the hulls, to adjust its thickness, so it is just the right height for your comfort.