Here’s what to look for in each type of pillow filling:
Foam: Go by the density. The higher the density, the less breakdown, and the more support you will have without getting too soft.
Memory foam: These are popular because they reduce pressure points by continuously molding and adjusting to the shape of your body as you move throughout the night. Memory foam pillows come in various shapes, including popular contoured S-shape, which is meant to support the neck. Memory foam material is known to make sleepers hot, and can sometimes emit an unpleasant chemical odor.
Latex: This is the firmest type of pillow, and it resists mold and dust mites. Latex pillows may also help with back and neck alignment, as they’re often contoured for neck support.
Wool/cotton: Wool and cotton pillows are hypoallergenic and resist mold and dust mites. Both also tend to be quite firm. So if you love a squishy pillow, these fillers aren’t for you.
Down/feather: Many sleep experts recommend these as one of the best pillows for a good night’s rest. One of the great things about down pillows is that you can move the stuffing around so that you have the most support where you need it. Make sure that you have proper suppport and neck alignment. Sometimes this type of pillow can be too soft.
Sweet Dreams! Michelle & Annette