• Melody Johnson

How to Buy and Care for a High Quality Pillow

Updated: Oct 17

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Introduction

Choosing the right pillow is a matter of personal preference. You'll want to consider your sleeping position and mattress type, as well as any headaches, neck pain or allergies you have. The best way to know what will work for you is to try out several pillows until you find the one that gives you the best night's sleep!


Get Size: 36' x 20"

The first step is to measure your pillow. A comfortable size for a pillow is the length of your head, plus about 16 inches for additional comfort. If you sleep on your side, you may want a shorter pillow than someone who sleeps on their back (36" is plenty). You can also consider using two smaller pillows if they're easier to manage than one large one.

If you have trouble finding the right size or shape of pillow, try this trick: lay down in bed with your current one under your head and neck (or just rest it there) while sleeping position isn't quite right yet; then make sure that when you wake up in the morning, that's how it feels when going back to sleep again - not too low or too high! When I first got my Beckham Hotel Collection pillow it was the perfect fit as it was the perfect size for my head!



The Fill. 100% Memory Foam + Gel Filled Fiber

  • Memory foam. This material is a good choice, as it conforms to the shape of your head and neck, providing support where you need it most.

  • Gel filled fiber. While this material may be more comfortable than memory foam and is less likely to lose its shape over time, it's also more expensive than traditional memory foam. The Beckham Hotel collection pillows have gel filled fiber that also allows for pillows to retain its shape!



Material. Cotton

Cotton is a natural fiber that's breathable, allowing your skin to breathe. A high-quality pillow will be made with 100 percent cotton, as this is the best material for keeping you cool and comfortable at night. The Beckham pillows are specifically stitches with care to ensure you sleep comfortably. Cotton is also hypoallergenic, which means it won't irritate your allergies or cause you to sneeze like some synthetics can. Plus, it's soft and comfortable against your skin!


Pillow Care. Machine Washable in Cold Water on a Delicate Cycle

When you're ready to wash, follow these tips:

  • Machine wash cold on a delicate cycle. Use mild detergent and warm water (never hot). Don't use bleach.

  • Air dry in a cool, dry place or lay flat to dry. Do not put your pillow in the dryer—no matter how much you love that fluffing noise it makes!


Lay Pillow Flat and in a Well Ventilated Area

When you first get your new pillow, lay it flat and in a well ventilated area. Allow it to air out for a few hours (or even overnight), because this will help it regain its original shape. Never store your pillow in a plastic bag or wrap—it can mold, mildew and even smell bad if exposed to moisture (Gross!)! Storing the pillow in direct sunlight should also be avoided because prolonged exposure can cause weakening of the materials used.

Finally, never store your pillows in the freezer as this can cause condensation buildup inside the filling material which may cause mold growth later on down the road.



Flexibility.

A good pillow should be flexible, able to adjust to the contours of your head and neck. If a pillow does not mold itself to the shape of your head, it will be harder for you to get comfortable. Your spine will need extra support if the pillow does not provide adequate cushioning as well.

A good pillow should also be able to adjust with you when you change sleeping positions throughout the night. Lying on one side? Flip over onto your back? No problem--your pillow should still be supportive enough even when flipped around or shifted into another position in bed! The same goes for weight: If you're a small person who sleeps with a large mattress or vice versa, make sure that the right kind of support is available no matter how much mass is being added or subtracted from your bedding ensemble at once (and remember: Having trouble sleeping due to other reasons? Try these tips before looking into buying new pillows). Likewise, if you tend toward being hot at night but prefer cool sheets/blankets and air conditioning during daylight hours then pay close attention here too since those preferences could affect how comfortable those aforementioned items become later down the road; likewise if heat tends not only cause discomfort but actually exacerbate existing conditions like arthritis pain then again look closely at this area before making any final decisions about what kinder options might exist out there." With the Beckham Hotel Pillows, has cooling technology to allow you to remain cool for the night.


How often should you replace your pillow?

The answer to this question is simple: it depends on your pillow. The general rule of thumb is to replace your pillow every 1-2 years, but some factors can affect the lifespan of a good quality pillow. For example, if you notice a change in how well you sleep on your pillow and think that it might be due to its age or quality, it may be time for a new one. Also keep an eye out for lumps or flat spots; this means that the fill has shifted and needs replacement. Similarly, if you suffer from allergies (including dust mites), consider replacing your current pillows with hypoallergenic ones sooner than later because they'll last longer than ordinary pillows made with regular materials like cotton.


A good pillow is essential to healthy sleep, and it's important to choose the right one for you, and to care for it properly so it lasts as long as possible.


A good pillow is essential to healthy sleep, and it's important to choose the right one for you, and to care for it properly so it lasts as long as possible. When shopping for a pillow, there are three qualities that you'll want to look for: comfort, support, and durability.

  • A comfortable pillow should provide support without feeling too soft or firm. If your head sinks into the pillow too much, it may put undue pressure on your neck; if the pillow is too hard and stiff, though, it may cause stiffness or pain in your muscles.

  • A firm but comfortable level of support allows you to rest comfortably throughout the night while still being able to breathe freely through your nose (which can be difficult if you're lying face down).

  • Supporting pillows also need suitable firmness levels; they should be able hold up under pressure while remaining soft enough not cause discomfort when pressed against certain parts of your body (most notably the face). The best way to test whether or not a pillow has enough support without being uncomfortable is by pressing down firmly on its surface with one hand—if any part sinks further than another section does when compressed under force then that part likely needs more filling material added before using again."



Conclusion

Now that you know the importance of having a good pillow, you can make sure to get one that will help you sleep better. When choosing a pillow, make sure it's soft enough for your liking and comfortable enough to support your head and neck as well as give them some relief from pressure points throughout the night. Keep in mind how much time they spend on their side versus back while sleeping because this will affect how firm or soft they prefer their pillows be. If any discomfort continues after trying these tips then maybe it's time for new pillow! You can go to Amazon to get your Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows today!




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