How to choose the perfect pillow for a great night’s sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can cure everything from headaches to heartbreak which is why choosing the right pillow is so essential. If you’re uncomfortable, it’s much harder to get a full night’s sleep.

Here at the Marble Arch London by Montcalm, we know how important it is that our guests have a comfortable night. Our 5 star boutique hotels London welcome families and professionals every day so we have a lot of experience choosing the right pillow. Here are some top tips to help you.

Think about your sleeping position

The position that you sleep in can have a big impact on how you sleep and may affect the type of pillow that you need. Some people enjoy sleeping on their back but others are more comfortable laying on their side. If you sleep on your back, you may find that a softer pillow which you can sink your head into is more comfortable but if you sleep on your side, it may be better to choose a thicker, firmer pillow that offers more support.

Choose the best filling

There are now more types of pillow available than ever, each with a different style and material. This can make it confusing but deciding on the type of filling you want is a great first step. If you prefer firmness, consider things like foam fibre or latex fillings to give yourself more support through the night. However, if you prefer something softer, classic duck feather and down pillows are the best options. Luckily, you will have plenty to choose from when saying at the Montcalm.

The material matters

The type of fabric and materials used may seem irrelevant in comparison to the comfort, especially considering you will most likely put a pillow cover over it. However, it can have a big impact on your sleep, especially if you have allergies or your nose is sensitive to dust. This is where hypo-allergenic pillows come in handy.

Do some testing

It’s important to make sure you pick a pillow that will give you lasting comfort every night, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of money. There are plenty to choose from so be sure to test some out before settling on the best one. There may be some types of pillow that you didn’t even know about so take your time and test out as many as you can. You may find that you need something firmer or softer than you are currently using to get a more comfortable night’s sleep.

Think about price

Buying a pillow is an investment so it’s worth spending a little extra if you know that you will be more comfortable and get better sleep. However, a higher price doesn’t always mean that the pillow will be better. Price can give you a general indication of the quality but be aware that in some cases, you may be paying for the brand. Don’t be afraid to pay a little extra for a good pillow but remember that quality and usability should be at the top of the list.


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