A pillow is the most valuable ally when sleeping. If the head and neck are not in a comfortable position, sleepers will inevitably fail to get a good night’s sleep, despite any efforts made.
Pillows are built from two main ingredients: the cover and the filling. The cover is generally the aesthetic part of the pillow, and it may consist of cotton fabrics, polyester fabrics or a various blend. Some fabrics are more technical in their offering and can offer a benefit like stain resistance, allergen barrier or a cooling attribute and can range in thread count construction from less than 180 thread counts up to 600 thread counts.
Pillows come in a simple variety of constructions, each one offering a slightly different benefit to its overall performance. The fillings come in a variety of offerings and can be broken down into simple sub category offerings of polyester, natural and foam.
- Polyester fillings are more durable, and they exist in the majority of pillow offerings, coming in a variety of shapes and weights, each offering a different level of comfort, support and price.
- Natural fillings are generally more expensive and have a wider range of variety. Each material that is naturally derived with a variety of comfort levels and price.
- Foam fillings range in their variety of constructions and shapes, offering lasting, contouring support that won’t flatten.