Which Pillow Will Suit You Best?
To Find your Perfect Pillow for a Great Nights Sleep.
From chiropractic pillows through to latex contour pillows and pillows for sore necks, there are many options to choose from and countless considerations to keep in mind when selecting a pillow. Comfort is the ultimate aim, as comfort = sleep. But there is ‘sleep’, and then there is ‘quality sleep’. Quality sleep comes when 3 boxes are ticked – comfort, alignment and breathing. Are you comfortable? Is your neck and back in alignment, and are you properly supported? And are your airways clear and are you breathing easily? Answer ‘yes’ to these 3 questions and you are rewarded with sweet, sweet, superior slumber. So which pillow will give you comfort, support and breathing? To decide, you need to marry the pillow (size, height and shape) with you – your physical size, your sleep position, and your general health (asthma, allergies, back pain, sleep apnoea, neck ache, etc). Let us help.
ARE YOU IN GOOD HEALTH & JUST LOOKING FOR A REALLY COMFORTABLE PILLOW?
If you have no health problems such as pain, allergies or snoring and you’re simply looking for a beautiful, comfortable latex pillow, then stick with the traditional pillow shape. However, there’s a difference between the best latex pillow for side sleepers and the best pillow for front sleepers. Here are some suggestions for pillows that suit the way you sleep.
THE SIDE SLEEPER – Looking for the best latex pillow for side sleepers? If you have an average sized frame, then ‘The Classic pillow’ or 'The Classic Plus' pillow are your best options. A small framed person should consider ‘The Soft’ pillow or ‘The Firm’ pillow, and the larger framed among us should go to ‘The High & Soft’ and ‘The High & Firm pillows’ – which both sit at 16cm tall. And then there is 'The King' at the top of our range.
THE BACK SLEEPER – For the best alignment when sleeping on your back, you need a low profile pillow. Our lowest is The Low Therapeutic contour pillow. ‘The Firm pillow’ is firm but low, ‘The Soft’ pillow is average height but feels lower as it is so soft, and ‘The Classic’ and ‘The Classic Plus’ work for those with a medium to large frame.
THE FRONT SLEEPER – The best pillow in Australia for the tummy sleeper is ‘The Soft pillow’ which sits at 14cms profile (height), but compresses right down when slept on due to softness. Any more height and your body will be out of alignment – ouch. The tummy sleeper should also consider 'The Low Therapeutic' latex contour pillow.
THE PILLOW HUGGER – If you are one to hug your pillow at night, then ‘The Classic Plus pillow’ is absolutely perfect. It is the standard pillow height (13cms) but it is large – at 70x40cms. 'The High & Soft', 'The High & Firm' and 'The King are also great options. These look fabulous on the bed – so big and inviting.
THE KIDS – From about 18 months plus ‘The Toddler’ is an ideal first pillow when your child is ready for a ‘big bed’. It is the perfect size and adjustable so it becomes higher as your little one grows. Recommended for children 3 years and over, ‘The Junior pillow’ is custom made to support growing necks and backs – ideal for preventing a sore neck and back. They are hypoallergenic, supportive and comfortable.
THE TRAVELLER – We’ve all seen the travel pillows at the airport and they are a wonderful sleep tool for long haul flights to and from Australia. Our travel pillows are latex, making them natural and extra supportive (they don’t squish down like polyfill travel pillows do).
THE FOLD YOUR PILLOW OVER/2 PILLOW SLEEPER – Many people like to really feel their pillow beneath their heads. If you like a soft-feel, abundant, tall pillow, ‘The High & Soft’ is a winner. Prefer firmer and higher? ‘The High & Firm’ pillow is perfect. The other pillow well worth consideration is ‘The Memory Foam Latex’ pillow. Memory foam on one side and latex on the other – this pillow is super firm and supportive as well as heavy. ‘The King’ is another great option. Really big, soft, high and ever so comfy – it ticks every box. These are serious, high-profile pillows – great for someone with a big frame or someone who really likes to feel their pillow there.
THE ALL ROUNDER – There are 2 pillows in our range that will suit almost everybody in Australia. ‘The Classic’ pillow is – as it sounds – a classic and a cracker. 'The Classic Plus' is similar to 'The Classic' in feel and height, but it’s longer so it suits pillow huggers and completely fills the pillow case so it looks great on the bed.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM A SORE NECK OR BACK PAIN, ALLERGY, APNOEA, SNORING or EZCEMA?
Your pillow can also offer you therapy. If you’re looking for not only quality sleep but also physical relief, one of the therapeutic types of pillow below is a must.
SORE NECK OR BACK PAIN – There are 2 possible reasons for pain after sleep – poor support or poor alignment. Is your pillow the right density and height for your body? Is your pillow keeping your head, neck and back in alignment during sleep? ‘The Therapeutic pillow’ is a contour pillow often recommended by chiropractors and health professional for those that suffer recurring pain after sleep. They take some getting used to due to their unusual contoured shape, but they get magnificent alignment results. For most people, the medium Therapeutic pillow is ideal, but we also offer very low profile chiropractic pillows for those with special chiropractic needs or tummy sleepers that simply prefer nice low pillows.
It is also worth considering the support you are getting from your current pillow – a pillow that is too high or too low for your body shape will inevitably result in a sore neck at some point. ‘The Firm’ or ‘The Soft’ pillow work beautifully for those with a small frame, just as ‘The High & Soft’ and ‘The High & Firm’ can be miraculous for those with a large frame or broad shoulders.
ALLERGY, ASTHMA & EXCEMA – There is natural latex and there is synthetic latex. All our latex pillows are NATURAL latex – no chemicals, no oil derivatives and no finishing treatments. They are tested and certified by Oeko-Tex. A pillow made from pure, natural latex is hypo-allergenic and breathable – ideal for allergy sufferers in Australia. Our pillows are inherently anti-microbial and they are dust mite and mildew resistant. They also inhibit the growth of mould and bacteria. In a reality where one third of the weight of a 2 year old feather pillow is dust mites, dust mite excretion, dead skin and bacteria, allergy sufferers of all types need a natural latex pillow.
SNORING & SLEEP APNOEA – Snoring not only keeps your family awake it also means the sleep you are getting is not quality sleep. Habitual snoring can lead to sleep apnoea, which brings further health problems. ‘The Stop Snore pillow’ is designed to realign your sleep posture for unobstructed breathing. It is also hypoallergenic – providing clean breathing whilst sleeping. This pillow is affectionately known as ‘the marriage saver’.
It is important to know that all our pillows (except 'The King') will fit into a standard size pillowcase. For some people, the choice is simply personal preference - if you like a really substantial high profile pillow, go for 'The High & Firm'. If you like a soft, lower pillow, 'The Soft' is an obvious choice. For average feel and height, 'The Classic' and The Classic Plus are old favourites – and also the best latex pillows for side sleepers. But there are also those who are unsure which latex or contour pillow will suit them best and need help. If you require further assistance, call TLC today on 0412 100 587 – we’re only too happy to help.