Pillows are as individual as you are so finding the perfect match is important. Head into your local Pillow Talk store for expert advice and to try our range of pillows yourself
A comfy pillow is often the key to well-rested sleep, so it’s important to find one that suits. With over 50 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 sleep style or 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 and to try our range of pillows yourself.
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. Memory foam inhibits dust mites, bacteria, mould and mildew and is suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers, zip off covers make for easy cleaning.
Natural latex is produced from the sap of a rubber tree. Premium quality natural Talalay latex with pincore structure provides superior support, durability and natural breathability. The natural properties of latex make it antimicrobial, hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mould and bacteria and suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers. Latex pillows help postural alignment supporting your head and neck for superior comfort. Zip off cotton cover for ease of cleaning.
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.
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.