Choosing the wrong pillow can be a real pain in the neck... literally; yet, many of us don't think about improving the hours in which we sleep, like we do the hours we are awake. But investing in quality bedding makes all the difference in helping you wake up truly refreshed.
A key piece to fighting insomnia is to invest in the right pillow. The proper pillow should provide you with strong support and keep your head and neck aligned while you sleep.
We make it easy! Consider the following when you’re ready to find the perfect place to rest your head.
First, you want to take into consideration the way you catch your Zzz's. Like we said, the goal is to keep your spine & neck in a neutral position. The right pillow will create this type of alignment, while an ill-fitting pillow can worsen conditions like neck pain, headaches & even cause arm numbness.
Depending on how you sleep, here are the recommendations for the firmness level of your pillow to create that ideal alignment -
Back Sleepers: Medium
Side Sleepers: Medium to Extra-Firm
Stomach Sleepers: Soft
We will say that these levels are subjective; not everyone will fit these recommended guidelines. While these are suggested firmness levels for different sleep positions, it really depends on the person. The size/stature of each individual person makes an impact as well. For example, someone with broader shoulders or who is larger in stature would probably prefer an Extra Firm to get correct spinal alignment.
At Ogallala, we have something for everyone ranging from Soft to Extra Firm. Plus, if it isn't the perfect match, we have a pillow adjustment service to make sure you are absolutely in love with the way you sleep.
When selecting your pillow, you will also want to take into account the filling of the pillow. We know there are many options out on the market, but none can compare to our patented Hypodown. This unique blend of goose down & Syriaca make a naturally hypoallergenic product that trap and suppress allergens found in down. It also is more breathable, allowing the pillow to wick away moisture as it conforms to the way you sleep. It's natural fill materials are extremely pliable regardless of the firmness level - giving it the perfect lofty, fluffy feeling, that will "bounce back" after use. You will "sink-in" to any of our Hypodown pillows - we imagine it's like sleeping on a cloud.
Finally, make sure that when choosing a pillow, you take note of thread count, stitching & fabric. Our pillows come with various luxurious options of fabric and thread counts. The Sequoia, Brook & Flora, our most popular and traditional pillows, have a double-layer of 383 thread count cotton sateen fabric with satin piping wrapped around our Hypodown blend. Our Wildwood has a double layer of unbleached, un-dyed, natural fabric - for those who want an all organic, chemical-free, eco-friendly option. Or splurge with a luxurious 485 thread count pillow known as our Aspen.
All pillows are not created equal. They come in all shapes and sizes and vary in firmness. The perfect pillow for you may not be perfect for someone else.
While it may be difficult to invest in a higher quality pillow, the luxury of a more restful night's sleep will make it worth your while. After all, do you want to spend one third of your life tossing & turning? Avoid the nightmare. Let us help you find the pillow of your dreams.
Choose to Sleep Well - Choose Ogallala.
- Blair Cissell