The Perfect Pillow Awaits!
Lay your head on the Canstar award-winning pillow it deserves! For the third time, Pillow Talk has been crowned winner of the Most Satisfied Customers for Pillows award. Rated 5 stars for comfort, ease of clean and overall satisfaction, our range of pillows is second to none.
A comfy pillow is often the key to well-rested sleep, so it’s important to find one that suits. With over 70 styles in our range, it can be difficult to know which one will suit you and your sleep style. Never fear! We’ve compiled this easy guide with handy tips to help you find your fit.
Sleeping position: it matters!
Remember to pick a pillow that matches the way you sleep. Many people don’t realise that pillows of different shapes and densities can dramatically alter your sleep quality. Note: If you require neck support, a contoured pillow will be the most suitable as it moulds to the shape of your neck for correct spinal alignment.
Here’s how to match your pillow to your sleeping position to enjoy an ultra-comfy night’s sleep:
Synthetic or natural? Down or feather? Latex or memory foam?
There is no correct answer – the ideal filling will vary from person to person. There are a variety factors to consider when choosing the right pillow filling – depending on your specific needs for softness, firmness and cost. Natural down and feathers are often touted as the most luxurious options, but these may not suit every budget. Your best bet is to conduct some research and decide what matters most to you. Is it softness? Density? Cost-effectiveness for the entire family? Make sure you know what you want in a pillow and of course, feel free to give our friendly customer service team a call or head into store for additional advice.
Synthetic pillows are made from man-made fibres including polyester and microfibre. Synthetic pillows are ideal for anyone with allergies as they are machine-washable. These pillows are lightweight and are available in a number of profiles and densities.
Memory Foam Pillows
Memory foam is a pressure-relieving sponge-like material that moulds to the natural contours and curves of your body, relieving pressure points and maintaining correct spinal alignment. Memory foam is temperature-sensitive and therefore will be firmer in cooler temperatures and softer in warmer temperatures. Zip off covers make for easy cleaning and dispels dust mites, bacteria, mold and mildew.
Latex is a natural fibre and is produced from the sap of a rubber tree. The natural properties of latex make it antimicrobial, hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mold and bacteria. There are two types of latex: Talalay (bounce foam) and Dunlop (springy foam).
Feather and Down Pillow
Another natural fibre, down grows under the outer protective layer of feathers. The down clusters are resilient and fluffy with no quill, and are extremely light with superior loft. As a rule, the higher percentage of down, the loftier and more supportive the pillow will be. In the same way, the higher percentage of feather, the firmer the pillow is.
Wool Blend Pillows
Wool blend pillows are blended with synthetic fibres, creating loft and strengthening the wool fibres, adding firmness to the pillow. A wool blend pillow keeps the face and neck cool, dry and comfortable.
Personalise your Pillow Choice
At Pillow Talk, we pride ourselves on being pillow specialists. We stock a wide range of pillows – so if you’re in need of personal service, find your nearest store and our friendly staff can help you decide on the best pillow to suit your sleep style.
Care Instructions for Pillows
All pillows should be aired frequently to remove body moisture that will have been absorbed during sleep. This refreshes the pillow and lofts the filling. Check the care label on the pillow for cleaning instructions – some are dry-clean only. Some pillows e.g. Latex have removable washable zippered covers for ease of cleaning. In periods of high humidity, feather pillows may develop an odour. The solution is to air well and spray gently with a linen spray. The use of a pillow protector will enhance the pillow’s life span and keep it looking like new.