Everyone says sleep is important, but the truth is, it’s not just about getting enough shuteye, but also quality rest. We all know how important a good mattress is, but did you know that a good night’s sleep is also marred by uncomfortable pillows?
The reason why there are so many types of pillows in the market is not just because every brand wants a fair share of the pie (though it is true). It’s also because different type of sleepers should use different pillows. Scroll the gallery to find out what type you should be using based on your sleeping position.
Best for: Back and side sleepers
Very durable and less likely to harbour allergens such as dust mites or mould. Memory foam pillows conform to your shape, offering good support for you head and neck.
Try: Original pillow, from $249, from Tempur.
Best for: Side sleepers and those with allergies, and neck, shoulder and back problems
These pillows are durable, hypoallergenic and firm to better support the contours of your head – but add a natural fibre pillow liner if you tend to overheat or sweat a lot.
Try: Reflex latex standard pillow, $149, from King Koil.
FEATHER & DOWN
Best for: Tummy sleepers and those with smaller frames
Stuffed with goose or duck feathers, these are the softest pillow type, are very long-lasting and can be easily moulded for comfort. However, they might trigger allergies.
Try: Snowdown Premier soft pillow, $109, from Robinsons.
Best for: Allergy sufferers and those on a budget
Filled with synthetic material or microfibres, these are more value-for-money and come in a variety of heights. However, they tend to flatten out quicker and might need to be replaced more often.
Try: ARENPRIS pillow, $29.90, from IKEA.
Text: Elizabeth Liew / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / September 2017
Additional text: Hidayah Idris
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