What are the best down pillow?

A good pillow is really important to have a good night sleep. You don’t want to wake up with a stiff neck or a headache. This will prevent you from having a comfortable day. With a good down pillow, you won’t have to worry about this ever again. The purpose of a pillow is to keep your head and neck aligned while sleeping. And down pillows are perfect for this job because they are soft, fluffy and always stay in shape. But finding the pillow for you isn’t simple. There so many to consider when choosing a down pillow and your sleeping position is the most important factor to look at. I’m here to help you choose the best down pillow for you.

Sleep position

There are 3 types of sleep position, side sleep, back sleep, and stomach sleep.

Side sleep

Side sleeper

Side sleeper

This is probably the most common sleep position. You will need a firm pillow to maintain your head, neck and shoulder positions. Since down pillows are often soft, you need to choose those will 600 or higher fill power. Down pillows with high fill power will not flatten when you sleep and they can stay in shape for a really long time. The most comfortable height for side sleepers is 10cm (about 4 inches) between your head and the mattress.

Back sleep

Back sleeper

Back sleeper

According to many scientists, this is the healthiest sleeping position when your body are in the most relaxing position. Your spine is in the right shape in this sleep position, this could prevent scoliosis curve and other back problems. Down pillows are perfect for this sleeping position because they are soft and fluffy. You need to choose those that can support your head but don’t affect the natural curve of your neck. A medium fill power pillow with extra fluffiness is what you should buy.

Stomach sleep

Stomach sleeper

Stomach sleeper

This position is claimed to have bad effects on your neck and shoulder. This sleeping position may feel comfortable at first but when you sleep for a long period of time, you could have a stiff neck or a headache. If you are used to this sleeping position, you need a down pillow with low fill power. Your head must not be too high. Otherwise, you will end up having a stiff neck the next day.

Other factors

Down type

  • Natural down: They are natural down that are often made from goose down. Soft, smooth, and fluffy, they are the perfect choice for a good sleep.
  • Synthetic down: These are made from synthetic material so they will not feel as good as the real ones. But for a reasonable price, they are quite a good choice.
  • Anti-allergic down: And if you are allergy to these materials that are mentioned above. You could choose an anti-allergic down pillow.

Pillow sizes

Pillow sizes

Pillow sizes

It depends on your bed sizes and how you want to sleep. Some people feel comfortable with a normal size pillow when others need a king size pillow even when they are sleeping alone. And you should consider choosing a pillow with size that matches with your bed size.

Alejandra
 

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