Since we spend an average of 1/3 of our lives in bed, we believe that it pays to invest in rest. This means not only finding a comfy and supportive mattress; but, pillow as well.
Check out our tips on shopping for the pillow of your dreams and say goodnight to sore necks and waking up tired.
Set a budget.
We totally understand that, with a budget in mind, a $10 pillow sounds tempting. And, there is a place for a bargain pillow on your bed--it's just not under your head. Remember: you get what you pay for.
On a queen sized bed, for example, often you will have four pillows: two that are used for sleeping and two in shams for decoration. Buying four high-quality pillows can get quite expensive. No need to break the bank on pillows that are just for decoration. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of inexpensive pillows. We suggest that you look for a deal here so you can leave as much room as possible in your budget to splurge on the pillow you will actually be sleeping on.
For a high-quality pillow, you can expect to spend approximately $60 to $100. That can sound like a lot but, remember: it is something you use every day and it's an investment in your health and well being.
Decide on size.
The size of the pillow you're looking for often depends on the size of your bed. For example, with a twin or double bed, you are most likely looking for a standard sized pillow. The standard size is the most popular but, sometimes in a queen sized bed or larger, a queen sized pillow is appropriate. While larger pillows are an option, there is not an essential upgrade. Something important to keep in mind is that you will need to buy larger pillowcases if you decide to go with anything larger than the standard size.
Think about how you sleep.
Just like our mattresses, with pillows--we don't believe that one size fits all. You should customize your pillow based on your sleep habits. Back sleepers should look for something full and plush to lift up their chin to help with breathing and prevent snoring, while side sleepers should opt for something medium fullness, and stomach sleeper would be most comfortable with less full pillows. If you are a combination sleeper, shredded memory foam is a great solution because it will adapt to your changing positions.
Consider the benefits.
The #1 benefit of the perfect pillow is being able to have a great night's sleep. But, think about the best way to make that happen. Sometimes, even though you're tired, when you lay down in bed you still can't sleep. There are speciality features you can look for into your perfect pillow to help with this issue. A pillow infused with aromatherapy helps lull you to sleep with the natural scent of lavender or a pillow with cooling technology is soothing making every side of the pillow feel like the cold side (it's great for your skin and for hot sleepers). With all the options available now, you can customize your sleep based on your individual needs while still staying well within the realm of the $100 budget.
We hope these shopping tips will be helpful in your search for the perfect pillow.
Sleepenvie is a Canadian online mattress-in-a-box and bedroom lifestyle brand that focuses on customization, convenience, and charitable contribution.
We make the mattress-buying process easy by delivering it directly to your door in one easy-to-handle compact box. We strongly believe in customizability, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. An easy one-minute quiz matches you to the ideal mattress for your lifestyle and sleep habits.