Pillows are just as crucial to a good night’s sleep as all the other components that make up a bed. There are several different types of filling materials that go into pillows. These materials include: wool, feather-down, fiber/down alternative, latex, and memory foam. Ticking is very common for pillows. Ticking (fabric) is a cotton or linen textile which is tightly woven for durability and prevents feathers from poking through the fabric. It is most commonly used to cover feather pillows.
There is the fill weight and fill power that go into manufacturing pillows. You might ask what’s fill power and fill weight and why do I care? Fill power measures the space (in cubic inches) an ounce of down creates when it’s allowed to reach its maximum loft. The higher the fill power, the larger the down cluster . This translates to a lighter, fluffier and more insulated pillow. Fill weight is down’s weight measure in ounces. Typically the higher the fill weight, the heavier the product.
You should definitely take into consideration they type of sleeper you are when selecting a pillow. Do you sleep on your stomach or back? Or do you need a pillow for side sleepers? There are several different studies and data out there which support the use of a specific type of pillow depending on what type of sleeper you are in order to absorb the maximum benefits of a restful, healthful night’s sleep. One thing is certain, pillows are NOT one-size-fits-all and it comes down to preference and comfort. Here are our eLuxury pillow choices and suggestions depending on your sleeper type: