DOWN & FEATHER PILLOWS
Feathers offer support and durability but are heavy. Only small feathers are used in pillows so their quills do not cause discomfort.
Down is soft and airy, very comfortable, acts as an insulator, is durable and sustainable.Goose down clusters are generally larger and fluffier than duck down clusters.
Down and feather are mixed together in different ratios and paired with different outer casings to provide the ultimate pillow feel desired.
The most luxurious being with a filling of eider down and a shell of natural silk.
This would feel like sleeping on a cloud…..
The least luxurious being a filling of 100% small duck feather and a shell of cheap fabric.
This would feel earthy and heavy.
Wool is fire resistant, moisture wicking and breathable, mildew and mold resistant, hypoallergenic, very flexible, durable, sustainable.It naturally regulates temperature and draws moisture away from your body allowing you to stay cool yet snug while you sleep.
Sleeping with a quality wool pillow can give you up to 25% more deep regenerative sleep so you wake up feeling refreshed.
Silk filled pillows are hypoallergenic, moisture wicking, cool and breathable. They remain cool, dry and very comfortable throughout the night.
Sleeping on silk benefits your skin and hair. Silk is so smooth it does not catch on your hair. So no split ends or breakages. The natural properties of silk help skin retain its natural moisture.
Silk is deeply relaxing and is the perfect precursor to a peaceful night of deep sleep.
NATURAL LATEX PILLOWS
Natural latex is extremely supportive reacting instantly to your every move. Soft & comfy it offers pin-pointed contoured support allowing certain areas of the head and shoulders to sink further while supporting others.
It is durable, resists mold, mites, bacteria, insects, is fire resistant and breathable.With the right processing it can be Hypoallergenic even for people with latex allergies.
This pillow lets your body get the right level of restorative sleep.
BUCKWHEAT SPELT PILLOWS
These pillows have amazing sleep benefits as listed below.
Their downside is that they are a bit noisy, and take a couple of nights to get used to.
- The hulls are 100% natural, are organic and can last 10 years or more. They are Hypoallergenic and excellent for people suffering from allergies like Asthma. These pillows are not washable and need to be aired in the sun a couple of times a year.
- The hulls do not compress under the weight of the head. They gently mold around your body’s sleeping position, then lock into place providing perfect support for your neck, back, head and spine so your spine receives the appropriate fluid absorption recharge needed while resting. Making these pillows a great choice for any sleeping position.
- The hulls come in a 3D shape so they do not stick together. They do not conduct heat and since they are resistant to pressure allow air gaps to remain between them allowing air to circulate and promoting comfort so you stay cool and dry. No night sweats.
PILLOWS WITH PINEWOOD SHAVINGS
The subtle fragrance of pinewood shavings causes the body to relax, circulation to improve, heart rate to slow down resulting in a refreshing sleep with an increase in total health and well-being.
Pinewood shavings are generally wrapped in wool, both natural materials and by their nature antibacterial and healthy to sleep with.
These pillows allow you to have an amazing night’s sleep.
Hollow fibers are polyester fibers with hollow spaces between them which make them warm, cosy. breathable and good insulators. Hollow fibre pillows are lightweight yet plump, low maintenance, breathable, anti-allergic.
Microfibre is fine fibres of 100% polyester twisted together very tightly.It is far lighter than hollow fibre and a bit warmer. The fibres are fine, soft and silkyand are sometimes called artificial down.
Microfibre pillows have all the qualities of hollowfiber but are far more luxurious.
MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS
These are made from high quality visco-elastic polyurethane material that has unique pressure relieving qualities.
Memory foam initially feels firm to the touch but natural body heat softens it allowing it to conform to your particular body shape.
The best memory foam pillows allow your head, neck and shoulders to rest in a natural position distributing pressure and weight evenly.
The big problem with memory foam is heat retention and lack of airflowmaking you feel hot as your sleep time progresses.This problem is sometimes taken care of by the induction of a cooling gels.
SYNTHETIC LATEX PILLOWS
Synthetic Latex is man-made and generally of lower quality than natural latex. Pillows made from synthetic latex are less expensive but could have an unpleasant smell.
These are specially treated against the allergens caused by house dust mites etc. They are ideal for those who suffer from allergies or are prone to sensitive skin.
HYBRID FILLINGS FOR PILLOWS
Pillows today are made with a host of different fillings…combining both natural and synthetic elements to achieve different objectives.