Pillows are meant to be comfortable and give you good support for your head and the nape of your neck but the types and styles of pillows available today is mind boggling. Believe it or not there is no one pillow that suit everyone’s needs so how can you expect to find the perfect one for you? It is very difficult to go into a shop and try out the different options, due to hygiene reasons taking one out of the packet to try it will render it unsalable if you choose not to buy the pillow. Only through using one while you sleep can you gauge the effects of a hard, soft, natural or synthetic pillow.
So the main points of pillow selection is whether you like a hard, soft or medium style and feel. Synthetic fillings are normally soft to medium and offer good levels of anti allergy protection whereas feather and down pillows are normally classed as medium to hard. Pure goose down pillows offer better support as the down supports the head naturally although they still offer a medium and soft level of posture control. Coolmax and Cotton fillings make pillows much cooler for summer use as they wick away moisture from the nape of your neck more effectively allowing the body to cool down naturally.
Memory foam pillows are very good as they mould to the contours of the head and neck and offer good posture control without any hard pressure points. Made from special visco elastic foam that was invented by Nasa for the space program this unique formula has sold worldwide for many years and continues to be very popular. The downside of memory foam is heat build up, if you suffer from hot sweats or menopause this style of pillow is best avoided and a natural pillow is your best option. For complete neck, back and spine support you can opt for a special orthopaedic pillow which is v shaped, this option is great for those who need extra support or have just come out of hospital and want to sit up in bed without the need for too many pillows.
The main size of pillow sold in the UK is the standard rectangular 50cm x 75cm size although as bed manufacturers make even bigger mattresses the super king 50cm x 90cm pillow is becoming more and more popular. Although you can get 65cm x 65cm European square pillows, wedge and even bolster designs which are normally just used for decoration to go with a bedspread or comforter set.
Take care of your pillow, washing them can be a nightmare as commercial high street cleaners use high powered washing machines which can damage the fillings. Air the pillow out as often as you can and cover the pillow with a pillow protector just the same way you would with your mattress. This will increase the life and prevent dust mites from entering and living in the fillings, they are major cause for concern for any allergy sufferers. Take some time and do some research, pick the best product you can afford as investment into your sleep is crucial as we lead hectic and stressful lives and our bedroom should be a place of sanctuary, a haven where we can forget about the days worries.
We are pleased to offer a generous 20% discount OFF our stunning range of Die Zudecke Canadian duvets and Die Zudecke Hungarian goose down duvets and pillows. Designed and manufactured in Germany, these high quality products are produced using ethical and ecological methods. Die Zudecke Duvets conform to the following standards:
*Nomite: suitable for all sufferers of house dust allergies.
*Oeko Tex 100: independently tested for harmful substances.
*Daunasan: provides that the duvet is hygienically clean.
*Nu-Down: guarantees that all new material was used to manufacture this duvet.
Our Canadian Goose Down Duvets use class one down from the northern territories of Canada. The handpicked down provides exceptional levels of insulation and keeps you warm whatever the weather is like outside. The soft, fluffy down also releases trapped warm air in summer, which allows the body to cool naturally, giving you the ideal nights sleep. With a 700 Fill Power rating, the down is very clean and soft, wrapped up in a 310 thread count 100% cotton cambric and mite proof cover.
With a 500 Fill Power rating, our sumptuous Hungarian goose down duvets and pillows also conform to the same high standards set by Die Zudecke. The cover is cassette stitched with internal baffle walls and woven to 280 threads per square inch. These duvets and pillows are ideal for allergy sufferers as they conform to the NOMITE standard, which guarantees no dust mite penetration in the product they endorse.
Die Zudecke use only pure Hungarian Goose Down fillings which conform to European Standards EN12934:1999, all our natural duvets contain fillings that have been washed, sterilised and steam purified to the European Feather & Down Associations highest standards making them hypoallergenic.
This range gives a high quality product at an attractive price whilst never compromising on the quality.
European and North American goose down is generally considered to be of superior quality, mostly due to the harvesting, sorting, quality standards and sanitizing procedures which are very highly regulated compared to the relatively unregulated practices in China.
Manufactured in the United kingdom to the highest standards, our pure down duvets and pillows will give a lifetime of comfort and lasting quality. Siberian Down is known for its superior quality giving you unparalleled levels of warmth, softness and loft. The quality of pure down sourced by our manufacturer is aimed only at the very top hotels worldwide, with a high fill power rating of 815, you can be reassured you are getting exactly what you pay for.
As summer draws nearer we are now offering you a selection of light weight summer weight duvets, starting at the light weight 2.4 TOG ranging up to 7 TOG for those of us who still prefer to have that snug feeling no matter what the weather is like outside. The duvets are generously filled with luxurious 100% Siberian Down encased in a fantastic 300 Thread Count cover. This breathable mite proof cover is extremely strong and robust and is engineered with cassette construction and internal baffle walls.
The attention to detail and final stitching is second to none, manufacturing to the same exacting standards as you will find in the top hotels throughout Europe and America.
Filled with pure White Siberian Goose down, these duvets give maximum warmth with minimum weight combined with unrivaled softness and comfort. This natural filling absorbs and transports body moisture, so you will feel warm and comfortable in winter, light and cool in summer. Naturally breathable, Natural softness, Machine Washable and can be tumble dried