Pillow and Blanket is not just part of sleeping accessories. Pillow and blanket are part of our sleeping activities that needs special attention too.
We have to know what type of pillow that will be comfortable for us and even for our health. There are many types of it such as Dacron, sponge, cotton, goose feather or latex. Each type has its characteristic and creates different effects for the users.
Pillow that made from latex has 2 types, natural latex and synthetic latex. Natural latex is 80% of the pillow made from natural latex and for the synthetic one is vice versa. The pillow usually little bit hard compared to those that made from Dacron. This type is suitable or highly recommended for people who has problem with neck or backbone. Latex is also free from insects or allergy free.
Goose feather pillow
Since before this type of pillow is commonly used by empire families in Europe. However, there is a weakness for this style. It is the best place for insects that make us allergy and absorbing dust. So, if you have an allergy, avoid this type of pillow. The good thing is soft it has compared to other types. More feathers inside, the quality is getting better.
Sponge is the replacement for cotton actually. The weakness of sponge is hot.
This is an old-fashioned concept. The weakness is almost the same like goose feather style. It is not recommended especially for asthmatic patients.
Memory Foam Pillow
Memory foam is made from a material like sponge which is called polyurethane. Once it is used, it will take time to get back in its normal shape. However, the material can absorb sweat and comfortable to be used.
After knowing the types, then let talk about the cover. Use a high thread count fabric to cover them. There are many pillow covers sold out there with some features such as anti-bacterial and anti-microbial covers.
Regarding the size, there 4 types of pillow usually used:
Standard: 20” x 26”
Queen : 20″ x 30″
King : 20″ x 36″
Euro : 26″ x 26″
Which one is the most suitable for you? Then check your bed size to decide.
Blanket is used to make ourselves warm not hot. If we choose wrong blanket then you will feel hot all the time and surely you will never sleep well. If you prefer to chose thick blanket which will not “burn” you, then go for acrylic blanket even though it will absorb dust and difficult to clean.
To make the blanket to be convenient for you, select the size of the blanket since the size will affect its comfort when it is used. Select the one that suit with your bed size, don’t choose too big or too small.