Finding that “Just Right “Pillow

Finding the right pillow can be a challenge.  While there are many pillows on the market today figuring out which one is right for you is very important to getting a good night’s sleep. These tips will help you know what to look for when you are selecting a good pillow.

Stay away from cheap fiber pillows

Basic fiber pillows don’t offer much in the way of support and tend to wear out quickly. Usually within a few months they will lose their shape and become flat and lifeless. To get good support and so you won’t have to replace your pillows often you should avoid these.

Popular types of pillow

Memory Foam, feather down and Latex are the most popular better quality types of pillows

What to look for in a pillow

Look for a pillow with proper head and neck support; this should support your head in line with your neck. Not tilt your head up or down.  Both memory foam and latex will conform to your neck and give good support. If you’re a side or back sleeper contour pillows are also recommended. Second check for coolness, memory foam pillows can sleep warm so make sure yours is designed with cool comfort foam or gel infused foam these will sleep cooler than your average memory foam.  Latex is cool foam as well, made from the sap of the rubber tree it sleeps cooler naturally. Most people prefer a cooler pillow so as to avoid having to flip it over during the night to get to the cooler side.  These are designed with that in mind. Next you should look for a pillow that suits your comfort level, whether you prefer a firm or a plusher pillow is based upon your comfort.  Which one feels right to you and is most suited to your liking.

Where you can find a good pillow

  Your local sleep store should offer a good selection of pillows and where a sleep consultant can assist you in selecting the most supportive and comfortable pillow to match your needs.


Your new pillow should offer you comfort, coolness and support for your head and neck. These entire things are key in getting a good night’s sleep. So keep all these things in mind when you are ready to purchase that perfect pillow . Your sleep is worth it.