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What types of pillows do we stock?

Feather pillows

Feather or natural pillows are some of the oldest and most popular. Known for their ability to provide a soft surface to rest your head for a good night's sleep, we stock a wide range of feather and natural pillows here at Mattressman. From duck feathers to cotton and down pillows, these materials are breathable and super-soft. We don't stock wool pillows because it's very insulating, making it hard to regulate your temperature at night. If you suffer from allergies or hayfever, we recommend you choose a hypoallergenic option instead.

Hypoallergenic pillows

Because natural-filled pillows aren't anti-allergy, we include hypoallergenic options for hayfever and dust mite allergy sufferers. They are filled with synthetic or polyester fibres and have much tighter pore sizes than natural materials. This makes it harder for dust mites to pass through the pillows and build up over time, lowering your allergy symptoms whilst you sleep. Latex pillows are also hypoallergenic due to their cell structure. If your budget allows for this type of pillow, this is a much more effective anti-allergy option.

Latex pillows

Latex pillows are made of natural latex extracted from rubber trees and whipped up from the latex sap to form a foam pillow. Offering similar qualities to memory foam that is much more breathable, latex pillows are of a medium firm support level that offers anti-allergy properties. Appropriate for every sleep position, latex pillows are often more expensive due to the time it takes for a rubber tree to produce enough latex.

Other pillows

Besides our most popular pillows described above, we have included many produced by innovative brands. From anti-snore pillows, pocket sprung pillows, copper infused pillows to lavender-scented pillows, a wide variety goes above and beyond standard feather, latex or memory foam options.

How do I pick the right pillow for me?

Choosing the right pillow to get a good night's sleep depends on your preferred sleeping position. If you need to alleviate neck pain, you may sleep on the wrong pillow. Read below to find out the supportive pillow right for you.

Soft pillows

A medium or soft pillow is better suited to people who prefer to sleep on their back or stomach. Front and back sleepers need flatter, soft pillows to align the neck correctly with the spine. If the pillow is too firm, it can cause the head to rest too high, causing misalignment and pain in the neck. Feather and down pillows are often soft/medium in support, making them a brilliant option for these sleepers.

Firm pillows

Conversely, firm pillows are great for preferred side sleepers. When sleeping on your side, your neck must be aligned with your spine to avoid neck pain. Box pillows or a firm pillow offer a wide edging that fits snugly into your shoulder area and provides maximum support for your neck and spine. With this, pocket sprung pillows tend to offer fantastic firm support too.

Sleep in all positions?

If you don't have one preferred sleeping style, the best pillow for you would be one that can offer squishy but firm support. For example, latex pillows are fantastic for side and back sleepers because their structure offer firm supports appropriate for side sleepers. But they also have a sink-in quality that moulds to the pressure of your head and neck whilst sleeping on your back.

Why are latex pillows better than memory foam pillows?

Whilst they are anti-allergy, memory foam comprises thousands of tiny holes that seep out air when applying pressure. This means these pillows absorb heat exceptionally well and allow for minimal airflow or breathability, which doesn't offer the best properties to regulate body temperature. By comparison, latex pillows combat such issues due to their open cell structure whilst offering support similar to memory foam. Your body temperature is better regulated when you sleep with a latex pillow, and you can still benefit from sink-in comfort.

What brands do we showcase?

At Mattressman, we showcase brands that produce bed pillows for every kind of sleeper. These trusted brands have designed and delivered innovative options that outshine the average pillow for prices that won't break the bank. Including Silentnight, British Bed Company, Relyon, Norfolk Feather Company and Hypnos, we're sure you can find the best pillows in our range that will provide restful sleep for many years to come. For the perfect pillow at a superb price, you can count on Mattressman.

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