Pillow Talk: Attention To The Details

Pillow Talk: Attention To The Details

Some of you might be wondering, what are the finer details of pillows, like the material? While all these should also be factored into finding the best pillow for yourself, there is no hard and fast rule for them. Every sleeper is different, so read on and take note what you might prefer!


Pillow Talk - Attention To The Details

1. Filler material

Traditionally, pillows were filled with down, usually made from goose or duck feathers, and a combination of other fillings. Some may have allergic reactions to down and feathers and may decide to steer clear from them. This is why there are also other hypoallergenic down options like wool and cotton (which are also resistant to dust mites and mold). However, if you’re a hot sleeper that sweats a lot in humid Singapore, you might prefer the wool filling, which is moisture-wicking and dries faster than cotton. Other popular materials include memory foam, which conforms to the contours of your head, neck and shoulders, making it a popular choice for people with frequent head or neck discomforts. Still, bear in mind that memory foam pillows are made from materials that retain heat, and may not be the best option for you if you’re a hot sleeper.


2. Pillow size

Pillows usually come in the standard or king size, and the former is sufficiently large for most. Active sleepers may prefer to have a larger pillow for all the toss and turns at night, and that’s fine, as long as the pillow gives you sufficient support.


3. Bed Linen fabric

Cotton, Tencel and Bamboo are common bed linen materials, each with their unique set of properties that help you with a good night’s sleep. While cotton has been a bedroom staple for many years, many are starting to opt for eco-friendly options like Bamboo and Tencel. If there is one takeaway, it’s that your pillow is crucial to a good night’s rest! So if you’ve not already done so, go check out our previous article on how to check if our pillow is due for an upgrade, and then get ready to shop for one!