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Everything You Need to Know About Pillows

Sleep is essential, even if your demanding boss doesn’t agree. The most important investment you can make in your sleep is a quality mattress. The second most important one is your pillow. Choosing the right pillow will help you sleep more soundly, ensuring you always wake up on the right side of the bed. With that being said, let’s have some pillow talk, Oki?

It’s Not You, It’s Your Pillow

Life is too short to get poor quality sleep. If you struggle to get comfortable at night, it might be your pillow. So, how do you find the best pillow for your needs? While it might be important to feel like you’re sinking into a cloud, you also want comfort, support, and value for your money. When selecting a pillow, you should always factor sleep position and weight of your pillow-fill into your decision. After all, sleep is not a one-size-fits-all type of activity.

Your Sleep Position

The best way to ease off that caffeine addiction (it’s okay, we don’t judge) is improved sleep. In order to increase sleep quality, it’s important to understand how your sleeping position affects the type of pillow you need.

If you are a back sleeper, you need a pillow that follows the natural curvature of your spine, therefore supporting your neck and back. Typically, a flatter pillow will provide the needed support while ensuring a restful comfort level throughout the night.

If you are a side sleeper, a slightly thicker, more firm pillow is necessary to level the gap between the mattress and your head. The extra bulk of a thicker pillow will help maintain the alignment of your head and neck, thus providing adequate support for you to enjoy a deep sleep.

If you are a stomach sleeper, you may benefit from a flat pillow, or no pillow at all in some cases. In order to minimize the strain of the head and neck, stomach sleepers should aim to rest their head on a flat pillow or even directly on their mattress. Alternatively, placing a flat pillow underneath the stomach may help reduce back pain.

Your Favored Fill

Pillows not only come in many shapes and sizes, but also in many different materials. The fill determines the firmness, weight, and amount of heat retention of the pillow. Some of the most common fillings include down, latex, memory foam, and wool.

Wool pillows tend to draw moisture away from the head, effectively helping you to stay cool during the night. These pillows are typically heavier because of their fill material. Depending on your preference, this pillow will help you remain in the correct posture comfort zone throughout the night and prevent restlessness. However, wool pillows tend to flatten out over time; forcing you into a tedious daily re-fluffing process.

Latex pillows are firmer, however, they provide comfort and support for the natural curvature of your spine. Similar to wool pillows, latex pillows are heavier than others, making them long-lasting. Unfortunately, these pillows tend to be significantly more expensive.

Memory foam pillows have increased in popularity in recent years because of their ability to contour to your individual shape. Memory foam adjusts to pressure but can still bounce back to its original form. These pillows have a firm, yet cushion-like feel. However, they’re known to trap heat, leading to restless nights and ruining more than just a good night’s sleep.

Down pillows offer plush comfort that immediately contours to the shape of the neck and head. These pillows are extremely soft, making them great for stomach sleepers or those who prefer minimal firmness. Although these shapeable pillows retain some warmth, they tend to wick moisture off your head, allowing you to sleep comfortably sans the heat. In addition to needing regular re-fluffing, the downside to these pillows is that they tend to be on the pricier side of the spectrum.

Down alternative pillows look and feel like a down pillow but with added benefits. Down alternative fill is made from man-made polyester microfibers that feel incredibly supple and soft. These durable, airy pillows are hypoallergenic, thus guaranteeing an allergy free sleep. In contrast to down pillows, down alternative pillows are more breathable and keep cool throughout the night; allowing you to breathe easily and sleep well.

Fluff That Keeps Going, And Going, And Going

The OkiPillow is made from the highest quality down alternative. Our supple and soft pillow is stuffed to perfection, meaning that it won’t flatten over time. Shh… that means no more nightly re-adjustments. Plus, its hypoallergenic properties help prevent exposure to dust and allergens; promising a fuss-free, but fluff-full sleep.

Sleep Ain’t Cheap, But Our Pillows Are

At OkiOki, we pride ourselves on delivering the best quality products for the lowest possible cost. Our products combine comfort and affordability, so just because you share a bed doesn’t mean you have to share your pillow. And if you’re lucky enough to have the bed to yourself; our pillows provide support and comfort all night long.

How to Tell if the Pillow is Right for You

The best way to tell if you and your pillow are a perfect match is to sleep on it. That’s why OkiOki gives you a 180-night trial period to see how your body adjusts to sleeping with the pillow. Don’t like it for any reason? You can return the pillow no questions asked. Oki? Oki.

 

 

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