Pillows – Down and Down Alternative

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What’s the best pillow that money can buy? It’s a trick question, as the answer varies from one person to the next. Depending on your taste and preferences, you might prefer a pillow made from memory foam, down, or synthetic cotton. Similarly, individuals who sleep on their back have different pillow loft requirements than those who sleep on their side or stomach. 

A leader in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases, Pure Parima has expanded its current product line to include down and down alternative pillows. Keep reading to learn more about pillow selection along with tips on choosing a pillowcase to protect your new investment. 

What Matters in a Pillow?

Pillows are more than just places to lay your head at night. A good pillow supports your neck and back by keeping your spine aligned while you sleep. The result is that you wake up feeling refreshed, pain-free, and ready to start your day. Here are some aspects to consider when selecting a new pillow:

Sleep Style

Do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach? Depending on your preferred position, you will likely have different needs when it comes to pillows. If you sleep on your back, then it’s key to choose a flatter pillow that keeps your head and neck in alignment. Similarly, thin pillows are crucial to prevent stomach sleepers from crooking their necks up while they sleep. Finally, side sleepers will do best with a firm, lofted pillow that keeps their spines straight while they recline. 

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Breathability 

Regardless of your sleep style, it’s easy to become overheated in the night. As a general rule, denser pillows tend to be hotter than those made from cotton, down, or down alternatives. If you suffer from night sweats, you may want to consider polyester or shredded foam to stay cool while you slumber. 

Memory Foam Versus Down

Pillow material also affects how supportive your pillow is. While memory foam starts out firm, this material tends to soften with time. The end result is that a memory foam pillow will eventually mold itself to the shape of your head and neck. However, this material can be dense and hot. On the other hand, a down pillow tends to offer both support and breathability in one package. 

Down Versus Down Alternative

Once you’ve chosen a pillow loft and style, you can consider whether down or down alternative better meets your needs. Those who appreciate their bedding with a little added luxury will likely enjoy down pillows. Plush and supple, down pillows are made from feathers collected from the undercoat of geese. Because down feathers are known to be highly breathable, they’re a great option for hot sleepers and those who are prone to night sweats. Additionally, down has maneuverability which means you can scrunch it into the right shape to meet your needs.

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Want the benefits of down with none of the drawbacks? More affordable than down and easier to maintain, down alternative pillows are almost as plush and supple. Additionally, many sleepers feel better about choosing bedding items made without animal components. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly pillow that you can toss in the wash, down alternative is a great way to go. 

Choosing the Right Size for You

Pillow size is another important consideration when buying new bedding. For most sleepers, a standard-sized pillow gets the job done while fitting easily on half of a full or queen bed. However, if you prefer a larger pillow size, a king might be the way to go. Regardless of the pillow you choose, take care to ensure the thickness works well for your sleep style, keeping your head, neck, and shoulders properly aligned with your spine. Additionally, you should choose a pillowcase that fits your pillow properly. Doing this will protect your back while keeping your pillow clean and fluffy for the long haul. 

Egyptian Cotton Pillowcases

The good news is that Pure Parima offers a wide selection of Egyptian cotton pillowcases made with 100 percent long-staple Egyptian cotton. At once soft and breathable, pillow covers extend the life of your pillow while protecting your skin from dust, dirt, oil, and pet dander. As a bonus, you can simply toss your pillowcases in the wash with your sheets whenever they need laundering.

If you love the feel of silk but want to enjoy the health benefits of cotton, you’re sure to enjoy our Hira Pillowcase Set. Made with sumptuous sateen, this two-case set features contemporary accent diamond embroidery and comes in an array of shades, including Soft Peach, Spa, and Midnight. Enhance your bedroom design while giving yourself the gift of better sleep. 

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Shop Pure Parima Pillows, Sheets, and More

Ready to get a better night’s rest? At Pure Parima, we offer a wide range of Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, and pillows to help you sleep easier. Down lovers will surely appreciate our brand-new 100 percent white goose-down pillows. Boasting a 100% Cotton Shell, this hypoallergenic pillow comes in sizes Standard and King. Then again, perhaps you prefer pillows made without animal products. Our hypoallergenic down alternative pillows are made with 100% Cotton Sateen and lightweight polyester fill. Choose from sizes Standard and King. We look forward to helping you bid neck pain goodbye and get more sleep. 


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