Pillow purchase & cleaning guide! Stay away from bacteria and improve sleep quality

1. High pillow-one of the culprits of cervical spondylosis
We often say “sit back and relax”, but in fact, the higher the pillow, the better. A high pillow can cause your neck to fall empty during sleep, which can easily cause stiff neck, neck and shoulder pain, dizziness and other symptoms.

2. Low pillow-easy to cause uneven blood supply
Many people are prone to snoring during sleep, which greatly affects sleep. In fact, it may be related to low pillows. Low pillows will cause us to keep our heads up while sleeping, which is prone to dry mouth, sore throat and snoring. It can also cause cramps when lying down, and even easily make the blood supply uneven, causing congestion of the nasal mucosa.

3. The pillow needs to be moderately soft and hard
In addition to the height of the pillow, the softness and hardness also need to be moderate. If the pillow is too hard, it will make the scalp uncomfortable; if the pillow is too soft, the height of the pillow will not be enough when sleeping, which will burden the neck muscles and affect blood circulation.

Which pillow matches you best?
Sleeping is a major matter of tenth level of privacy, and everyone has their own personal needs. “There are thousands of pillows, suitable for your own peace of mind.” A good pillow needs to meet three points: the basic structure to support the neck, the right height, and high-quality filling materials.

1. Choose a pillow according to your sleeping position
There are three common sleeping positions in life: lying on your back, sleeping on your side and sleeping on your stomach. These three positions also have different requirements for pillows.

※Sleep lying flat: For those who like to fall asleep flat, when choosing a pillow, the height of the pillow should be a punch of your own hand. Near the neck, the filling of the pillow should be soft, such as a pure cotton pillow with elasticity.

※Sleep sideways: For people who usually like to sleep sideways, choose a slightly higher pillow and a harder material, such as a buckwheat pillow. Pillow height needs to be: a punch of the hand + the thickness of the palm to fill the gap between the ears and shoulders.

※Sleep on your stomach: This posture is actually very unhealthy, but everyone will definitely not be able to change it for a while. If you like to sleep on your stomach, you can choose a thinner pillow and put a thin pillow on your abdomen to avoid back pain.

2. Choose a pillow according to the material
As our daily skin-friendly items, pillowcases and pillow cores should be paid attention to~ When choosing pillowcases, we must choose pure cotton fabrics with good breathability and water absorption. There are many choices for pillow cores, and different linings also have their own advantages and disadvantages. Next, let’s count them one by one~

The cleaning frequency of the pillow core is about once every three months, and it can be washed with water or exposed to the sun. If you are prone to allergies, it is recommended that you use hot water above 50°C to kill dust mites when washing with water; it is best to leave it in the sun for about three hours. If it is not convenient to dry at home, it is recommended to prepare an ultraviolet lamp, which can disinfect and remove mites. It is a must for children and pet owners at home! 👇

Cotton & Space Cotton Pillow:

Cotton pillows do not need to be washed with water. The usual care method: lightly pat the pillow and dry it in the sun to sterilize it, which will help restore its elasticity.

If the pillow core of the space cotton is too dirty and needs to be washed, it can be washed by hand or machine, but please note that the selected lotion needs to be soft. It can be lightly patted while drying to help restore the elasticity of the pillow.

Latex pillow core:

Never expose to the sun again! It can be soaked in lotion, washed with light pressure, rinsed with clean water, and then use a dry towel to absorb the water, and then place it in a cool place to dry.

Down pillow:

When cleaning is needed, it is recommended to pat it with your hands and dry it outdoors. If the down pillow is too dirty, you can send it to a dry cleaner to clean it. If it is washed at home, it will be easy to ball up.

Memory Pillow Pillow:

The pillow of the memory pillow can be removed and washed, but the inner core cannot be washed or exposed to the sun. It is enough to ventilate and dry regularly~

Buckwheat skin pillow core:

You need to pour out the buckwheat hulls first, spray a little vinegar on the surface of the buckwheat hulls, and wait for ten minutes. Then wash it with water, remove it and dry it in the sun. Pillows of this material are more troublesome to clean, so if the lazy fairies can pat them in the sun regularly, this will eliminate the need for disassembly and washing~