Before you choose your new pillow
Before you decide which is the best pillow for you, there are a few things you should consider. Here's how to make sure you buy the right pillow for you.
Consider the possibility of several good pillows
It is not necessarily possible to find one pillow. Many people benefit greatly from having two or maybe three pillows that you alternate between. The best height of pillow you should choose should ideally vary according to your sleeping position. As we mentioned earlier in the text, the pillow should ideally be high when you sleep on your side and low when you sleep on your back. Only then can your neck vertebrae be in natural alignment with your spine.
If you want a single good pillow, a good bet would be the ergonomic pillow from Better Nights. The pillow allows you to set the pillow with several different heights, so you can vary your sleeping position.
What material is a good pillow made of?
This will of course also vary according to your own preferences and principles. If you are looking for an organic pillow, you can find variants at retailers Sundleg or Rene Naturprodukter. Here you will find organic pillows for both children and adults. Either with a filling of kapok fibres, which come from a tree, or with merino wool from sheep. Read more about this here.
For most people, a latex pillow is a great choice. If you need a new pillow, a latex one is an excellent choice if you want a flexible pillow that holds its shape and feels nice and soft. Latex is a natural product, so you won't overheat on a latex pillow. Often latex pillows are moulded. Read more about this in the next section.
Moulded cushion - advantages and disadvantages
If you find a moulded pillow that really feels like a good pillow to you, it's definitely the best pillow too. That's because a moulded pillow won't change shape, even when you move around in bed or lie on your side, stomach or back. That's definitely the big advantage of a moulded pillow, which could be latex or memory foam, for example.
The disadvantage of such a pillow will be if it does not feel good to you and you do not feel that you can get used to it. Then the likelihood of you getting used to it over time is unfortunately very low. In this case, you may want to look into good goose down pillows.
Pillow with down
A pillow with down can be shaped and "knocked up" if it collapses. It gives you the feeling of sinking into the pillow, which many people find nice. However, a goose down pillow will automatically wear out over time and should be replaced about every three or four years. At Better Nights, you'll find goose down pillows in three different heights, so you can find a good pillow for your sleeping position.