Best Pillows for Sleeping: Pillow Filling Pros and Cons

With so many pillow types and pillow reviews on the web, it can be difficult to know which pillow is best for sleeping. That doesn’t mean that we should try. The best way to know how well suited a pillow is to you is by literally open it up. This article will save you the trouble of tearing through all the top quality pillows in the market with an assessment of the pros and cons of some of the pillow filling. 71b1a45wpml-_sl1500_

Advantages and Disadvantages of Pillow Fillings:

  • Feather Filling: have been used in pillows for the longest time. Many people like them because they make the pillow seem light, soft and flexible. The downside of feathers as pillow filling is their light nature forces pillow users to always shake and fluff the pillow in order to return the feather pillow to fullness. Secondly, feathers may have an odour and thus irritate individuals allergic to feathers.
  • Buckwheat: are long lasting and ideal for side sleepers as they provide head, neck and back support. They are also dust free and facilitate normal air circulation while sleeping
  • Polyester filling: is tear resistant and washable. Regrettably these merits don’t match with the demerits of poor ventilation, mite and odour vulnerability.
  • Latex: is biodegradable and long lasting. As a rubber tree product it is further resistant to mould and insects including bedbugs; it can be costly.images_qtbn_and9gcr-9ewk9altl6rckbtndscytvzkzhhao8vu8gmvdx7dq_mr_pij


From going through different websites you will realize a similarity when it comes to differentiating top rated pillows. Most pillow websites look at the pillow type, density, filling, price, and speciality of pillows.  This may be vital when buying your pillow but sometimes taking that extra mile in research can catapult you from getting the best pillow in the market, to getting the right pillow for your needs.

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