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Down Pillows – What You Might Not Know May 19, 2009

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You might not know the finer details of selecting the ideal down pillow.  While you may be familiar with the basic differences between down and feathers, is much more to find out about choosing a down pillow.

Did you know the outer casing of the pillow is called ticking?  It’s an important part of the pillow because it holds the down or feathers in.  The ticking should be 100 percent cotton with the highest thread count possible to keep tiny feathers from slipping out.

When an inch of down expands, the number of inches in space its takes is called fill power.  For the fluffiest puffy down pillow, select a fill power of about 600.  After all, you want that “ah” factor when you fall into bed!

Your position in life determines your pillow type - sleeping position, that is.  If you sleep on your belly, you need a soft down pillow.  Back sleepers do best with a medium pillow while side sleeper should select a firm one.

If you have allergies or budget concerns, there are cheap alternatives to down pillows.  You may want to check out down alternative pillows or a combo pillow with down and feathers.

Ideally, you should update your down pillows every six months to two years so they stay in shape.  Know their age by writing the date you buy them on the pillow tag.  Having the right down pillow means a better night’s sleep every night!

The Basics About Down Pillows May 18, 2009

Posted by bret09 in Alternative Down Pillows, Down Pillows.
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A down pillow is a big, fluffy puff filled with feathers, right?  Not necessarily.  The seemingly subtle differences between pillows can make a major impact when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.  When you choose the right down pillow for your needs, a blissfully restful sleep is just moments away.  Let’s check out the basic types of down pillows to choose from. 

Often less expensive feather pillows are mistaken for down pillows.  Feather pillows are filled with feathers with quills, which can be uncomfortable.  They provide plenty of support but are not as resilient as down pillows which is why they cost less.

Down pillows are filled with the fluff located under a bird’s feathers.  Down is nature’s own insulator on birds and when used in comforters or pillows.  A resilient down pillow also lets air circulate so your head does not perspire or get cold during the night while you sleep.  Because of these outstanding capabilities, down pillows are more expensive than feather pillows.

If you are allergic to down, alternative down pillows are another possibility.  Washable down pillows also work well for some folks with allergies because they can launder them frequently.

For the ultimate night’s sleep, treat yourself to a luxurious down pillow!

Relieving Neck Pain May 9, 2009

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Relieving Neck Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from pain in their upper and lower neck.  This can be caused by dozens of different factors, including stress, excessive lifting, previous injury, or even an uncomfortable bed.  No matter what is causing your pain, the methods to relieve the pain are quite similar.  Believe it or not, purchasing a down pillow which will help to cradle and support your neck might just be the solution you are looking for.  The feeling of down itself will help to relax you so that you can have a restful night’s sleep. You will wake up feeling more refreshed and ready to take on the day. And without the neck pain to deal with, all of your other problems will seem less important.