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How to Choose a Pillow

All of that talk about finding the right Pillow is more than just fluff. Selecting a comfortable place to rest your head is an important decision, as the right choice will prevent strain in your neck and shoulders and keep you comfortable through the night. Nothing makes a Monday worse like a stiff neck and sore muscles. So, what exactly should you be looking for?

Here’s our guide to the three most important factors to consider on your quest for Pillow perfection.

The materials

For something that rests so close to you while you sleep, you want only clean, healthy materials that are completely safe and breathable. Look for markers of a chemical free Pillow like a CertiPUR-US certification (that means no flame retardants, ozone depleters, or phthalates) and natural materials like organic cotton, kapok, and natural latex. We all know the statistic: you spend ⅓ of your life in bed. It’s worth it to invest in healthy, quality sleep products that you can feel good about sharing a bedroom with.

The feel

Of course, healthy materials won’t mean much if your new Pillow isn’t luxuriously comfortable as well. It’s important to get acquainted with the feels you like and don’t like in a Pillow. Some people prefer the hugging sensation of gel memory foam, while some like the fluffiness of silky smooth kapok fibers. If you’re unsure, Brentwood Home offers a 30 day period on Pillows so you can sleep on your decision. Our Helena and Pacifica Pillows each have an inner liner to hold the adjustable fill, so you can add or remove fill to find your comfort level.

The height

For those with more serious issues surrounding sleep health, consider sleeping on an incline with an ergonomic Wedge Pillow. The gentle slope will position your body at a comfortable angle that’s known to alleviate respiratory problems, sleep apnea, acid reflux, and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A Wedge Pillow may be your solution to a more restful sleep, or your ticket to more easily enjoying books and TV from the comfort of your bed. Some of our customer reviews claim they’re magic, and we won’t dispute that.