4 Pillow Types You Might Have Never Heard Of

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Sleep is an essential part of our life. A normal human being spends, on average, 1/3rd of his life in sleeping. While not everyone knows the importance of sleeping environment, it is essential to be knowledgeable about the impact of quality of sleep in your daily life.

Imagine for a while. What happens when you wake up with a heavy head, back pain or a neck pain? You definitely can’t concentrate on anything during the whole day. Therefore, it’s important to use right mattress and pillow in order to get a good night’s sleep. You might have been using traditional sleeping pillows until now. So here are some of the pillows we think you might be interested in knowing about:

1. Husband Pillow

husband pillowHave you ever heard of a husband pillow? Probably not. May be you know this pillow by another name like a reading pillow, bed rest pillow, backrest pillow or a pillow with arms. Well, no matter what you call it, it’s a pillow to support your back and arms while you are reading in bed, watching TV in your lounge or sitting on a sofa without a back support. It has been named as husband pillow since most of the consumers of this pillow are husbands who love watching TV or reading books in bed. This is a popular gift item as well that mostly women buy for their husbands on various occasions.

2. Wedge Pillow

wedge pillowMore than 80 million people in this world suffer some kind of sleep disorders and most of the times, doctors recommend a wedge pillow. As the name suggests, it looks like a wedge, slightly inclined to elevate your head and shoulders. Wedge pillow is a simple yet cost-effective solution to snoring and acid reflux problems.Sometimes, pregnant women use a wedge pillow in order to get a comfortable sleeping position during pregnancy.

 

3. Sobakawa Pillow

sobakawa cloud pillowDoes the name sound too hard to pronounce? This is based on traditional Asian buckwheat pillows mostly used in Japan. But now the use of these pillows has spread across the world. This is a therapeutic pillow that helps cure back pain and neck pain. A sobakawa cloud pillow is stuffed with more than 10,000 air beads that help you position your head in a comfortable way. Also, these beads offer a cooling effect that is helpful if you get hot flashes at night. The pillow is designed in such a way so it supports your neck and shoulder in a comfortable manner helping you get rid of back and neck pain. The Sobakawa pillow is built to last for years unlike traditional pillows that go flat in few nights.

4. Donut Pillow

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As the name suggests, a donut pillow is shaped like a donut with a hole in the middle. This pillow is specially for people who have problem with sitting. For example, people with broken tailbone or people suffering from hemorrhoids. More importantly, this pillow is equally useful for people who work at offices and can’t avoid sitting for long hours. Sitting for long time exerts pressure on your spine and coccyx and a donut pillow comes to your rescue to keep you in the comfort zone.

Duvet Inserts Buying Guide: What to Consider

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Choosing the right duvet is very important, however, the many options available nowadays make it somewhat difficult. The main aim of duvets is to maintain the body’s temperature independent of external temperature. The best duvet inserts are one of the many secrets to getting a perfect night’s sleep.

Here are few things you should consider before buying a duvet insert:

1. Duvet Size

Duvets sizes are correspondent in size to standard bedding sizes. First, measure the width of your bedding and add the measurement to how far down you want the duvet to fall. Keep in mind that once you are under the covers the duvet will not fall as far down the side of the bed. This is important to make sure that you are not uncovered so that you can keep warm. You can easily find the dimensions of duvets on the packaging or simply, you can ask an employee to measure the duvet to make sure you are selecting the right size for your bed.

2. Construction of Duvet

Cotton is the most common external material used in most duvets because it is both comfortable and economical. The choice of casing for a standard duvet should be either the twill weave, tick, silk, cotton-silk blend or batiste satin weave. The thread count for duvets is quite often high as the filling may tend to leak out something else. The importance of the construction of duvets ought to be the seams as they have to prevent the filling from moving and becoming uneven.

fluffy purple duvet insert

A duvet cover is a great investment as it makes maintenance much easier. It protects against spills, wear and tear. If you are looking for a change of colors around the room, it is economical to replace a duvet cover other than a duvet itself.

3. Fill

You also need to consider the fill that is in the duvet. There are three main types of fill. The first is down and it is made up of the feathers of birds. Generally, the down of ducks or geese is used. They trap air and help to insulate the user so as to keep your body warm.

4. Tog Rating

Another thing to focus on is the tog rating of a comforter. Tog rating may differ based on the weather and your comforter as well. The standard tog rating for a comforter the can keep you cool in summer is 4.5. Comforters with 9.0 and 10.5 tog rating work well for autumn, spring, and sometimes even for all year use. Duvets with a 13.5 tog rating are ideal for cold winters. The amazing thing is you have the option of combining two duvets together during winters. For instance, you can combine the duvets with the 4.5 rating and the one with the 9.0 rating.

For those who are environmental conscious, it is best for you to consider buying natural duvet. This is because they have had a lesser impact during the construction and will also be biodegradable when no longer needed.

Useful Tips to Take Care of the Cleaning and Washing of Your Bedding

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It may be easier enough to put your pillow cases, comforter and sheets in the washing machine and let them dry, however, there is more to this than meets the eye. If you want something done properly, you have to do it right. After all, you most probably want these fabrics covering your bed to look appealing, but they should also feel smooth, comfortable and give you a peaceful night’s sleep. (more…)

How We Guarantee the Quality of Our Bedding

Organic Cotton

We use one of the finest materials available. Here is the detail on what we use and how we obtain and process:

Organic Wool

All our wool filling and batting is 100 percent organic. The pure wool we use in the quilting process is shorn from sheep that have grazed only in pastures free from pesticides and herbicides. The wool is washed without detergents, chemicals, chlorine or bleach, just hot water and soap. It is processed without the use of oils or bonding agents, so it just doesn’t get any purer! (more…)

Understanding the Basics of Natural Bedding

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Are you a sound sleeper, or do you sometimes suffer from sleeplessness, perhaps a sore back? A stiff neck? Maybe you have allergies or are sensitive to chemicals. Your bed and bedroom accessories play a major role in how you sleep. An uncomfortable bed will cause you to have a poor nights sleep and since you will spend approximately 100 days there this year, it is not a piece of furniture to be taken lightly. (more…)