Should I buy a contour pillow?

In this article, you will read about the benefits of a contour pillow, and hopefully you will know more about choosing the right pillow for your sleep needs.

What is a contour pillow good for?

A contour pillow is ideal for people who prefer sleeping on their back and offers good support to the cervical area. 

The shape of a contour pillow ensures comfortable neck support and is very comfortable even when you are in front of the TV.

The sleeping position on this pillow helps you breathe easier.

The construction and shape of the contour pillow make it very practical for the whole family.

A pillowcase which is made of 100% cotton of the highest quality, will make the contour pillow very pleasant to the touch.

A contour pillow is ideal for relaxing moments, sleeping, watching TV, and offers good support for the head or body.

It is an indispensable accessory for the bedroom but also for the living room.

A contour pillow is usually preferred by those who want to sleep on a medium-hard pillow, as it takes the shape of the head. 

The core of a contour pillow is usually made of high-quality polyurethane (sponge).

You should also look for the best back sleeper pillow to have a good nights sleep if you’re someone who sleeps on his back.

Recommendations for use

After removing from the package, it is recommended to ventilate the contour pillow for a few hours.

Follow the washing instructions to keep the product clean.

A vacuum cleaner should not be used to clean the contour pillows, there is a risk that they may be damaged!

Also, do not store your contour pillow in wet areas, as it will damage the polyurethane.

A guide to buying high-quality pillows

How important it is to think about whether you sleep on one side, on the back or on the stomach when choosing a pillow?

The position of your body during sleep is very important in choosing a pillow.

People who sleep frequently on their stomachs will be more satisfied with softer pillows.

Those who prefer to sleep on their backs should opt for pillows with medium hardness, while for people who sleep on one side pillows with stronger support are the optimal choice.

  • If you like sleeping on your stomach – We recommend pillows filled with soft polyester fibres, natural goose down or silk.
  • If you like sleeping on your back – We recommend pillows filled with slightly firmer polyester fibres or a mixture of down and goose feathers.
  • If you prefer sleeping on one side – We recommend pillows made of memory foam and firmer latex.

What shape of the pillow should you choose? Classical or anatomical, i.e. with the orthopaedic shape?

The shape of the pillow is also important for a good night’s sleep. Classic shaped pillows are suitable for all sleeping positions.

They are also aimed at people who are used to bending, folding and squeezing the pillow.

Anatomical pillows provide optimal support, being more suitable for people who prefer to sleep on one side or on the back.

They are also suitable for those affected by back or neck pain, the anatomical shape of the pillow allowing the spine to rest in the correct position.

The anatomical shape of the pillow is especially suitable for people who sleep more on one side or on the back.

Due to their special shape, the pillows provide excellent support for the neck, keeping the entire spine in a straight line, this being the correct physiological position.

The neck muscles and vertebrae relax and provide a pleasant sleep experience.

Classic pillows are suitable for all sleeping positions, being in addition indispensable for all those who are accustomed to tightening and bending the pillow.

Some classic pillows also have the option to remove or add padding to adjust their height and hardness to your liking and ensure a peaceful sleep, so you have nothing to lose if you choose these pillows.

Is pillow height important for a comfortable sleep?

Both the shape and the height of the pillow have an important effect on the efficiency of your sleep.

Without going into details, lower pillows are more suitable for adults with broadly fitted shoulders, while taller pillows are for wider shoulder-length adults.

The situation improves if the shape of the pillow is adequate and in relation to its height.

Lower pillow for sleeping on one side. The shape and height of the pillow is recommended for adults with the right shoulders wide, as well as for sleeping on the back or side.

Provides adequate support for your neck.

Pillow for all sleeping positions. The right choice for all those who prefer to sleep on their stomach, back or side.

The pillow with adjustable height and hardness is favourable for a comfortable sleep in all positions, ensuring a correct body position.

Higher pillow for sleeping on one side. Intended for people with wider shoulders, who frequently sleep on one side.

The pillow adapts to the width of your shoulders due to its height.

If you are not sure what the optimal height is for you, choose a height-adjustable pillow.

How do I choose a baby pillow?

When choosing a pillow that is right for your child, you need to consider the shape and height of the pillow.

Children’s pillows must have a special shape that ensures the correct position of the little one’s body. 

The size and length of the pillow are suitable for children, being chosen to cover the shoulders and head of the little ones and thus ensure their healthy sleep.

Also, keep in mind that the pillows can be washed and are made of airy materials that promote your child’s restful and comfortable sleep.

What other things do we need to check when choosing a pillow?

You will most want to choose a pillow that allows you to wash.

Some can be washed completely, including the filling, while in others only the cover can be washed.

Both types are beneficial because washing helps you maintain a clean and fresh resting environment.

If you suffer from allergies, you should definitely choose pillows that allow washing at least 60 degrees.

If you have difficulty falling asleep, it is recommended to go for a pillow with the addition of herbs. Lavender ensures a sweet sleep.

Chamomile, with its positive and relaxing effects, induces joy and happiness.

When is it time to buy a new pillow?

It is recommended to change the pillow after three years of use because during this time the pillow accumulates a lot of dust, dead skin and perspiration.

Mites can also appear, which reproduce quickly and secrete thousands of excrement.

 Mites can have a negative effect on health, causing many allergies.

It is also recommended to replace the pillow after 3 years because during this period the pillow is compacted and no longer provides the necessary support, which can cause sore throat, insomnia, etc. 

That’s why you need to change your pillow regularly because only a “right” pillow will provide adequate support for your neck and head, while also ensuring maximum comfort to wake up well-rested and ready for new adventures.

Where to buy a contour pillow?

The best place to buy a contour pillow is a speciality store, where all kinds of sleeping accessories are sold – such as mattresses, pillows, beds, sleeping lamps, and so on.

For a more practical answer, wherever you are in the world, I think you can find a contour pillow at IKEA or Amazon.

And if it’s interesting to go directly to the source, try websites like Contour Living or The Sleep Judge.

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Conclusions

In this article, we answered the question: Should I buy a contour pillow?

Hopefully, now you know about all the benefits of a contour pillow, and also how to choose a pillow according to your own needs.

After reading this article, it should be easier for you to make up your mind.

If you have any questions, comments or recommendations, do not hesitate to contact us!

FAQ about contour pillows

Are contour pillows good?

Yes, contour pillows are good especially for people who prefer sleeping on their back and offer good support to the cervical area.

The shape of a contour pillow ensures comfortable neck support and is very comfortable even when you are in front of the TV.

Are contour pillows good for your neck?

Yes, contour pillows are good for your neck, and they offer good support to the cervical area.

Also, the sleeping position on this pillow helps you breathe easier.

The construction and shape of the contour pillow make it very practical for the whole family.

Do I need a contour pillow?

You need a contour pillow if you prefer to sleep on a medium-hard pillow, as it takes the shape of the head. 

The core of a contour pillow is usually made of high-quality polyurethane (sponge).

Is a contour pillow good for side sleepers?

A contour pillow may not be so good for side sleepers.

If you prefer sleeping on one side we recommend pillows made of memory foam and firmer latex.

How do I pick the right pillow?

To pick the right pillow you have to take some things into consideration, like: do you like to sleep on your back or on your stomach/on your side.

Check out our guide to buying a pillow for more information. 

References

Contourliving.com

Themobilityshop.ie

Thesleepjudge.com

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