When it comes to pillow stuffing, there are just so many materials that could be used. From the most complex of manufactured ones to the most organic, the choices you could choose from for stuffing is actually more than what others may think. While we may be tempted to rank or categorize pillows and their quality based on their stuffing, the top rated pillows are the ones people are most comfortable with, and this is hardly ever dependent on the softness of the material. The following are some of the common stuffing that could be found in pillows:
Buckwheat, despite its name, is actually not a specie of wheat. When it comes to nutritional value, this is one of the grains that is mostly sought-after. While the kernels are consumable, and the hulls are not, instead of throwing the latter, it is used as a filling for pillows. Pillows made of buckwheat are affordable, natural, long lasting, and allows for comfortable temperatures for a great night’s sleep, as the space between the hulls allow for natural air circulation. Moreover, it helps provide great support for the head, neck and back.
Feathers, given their light weight are fluffy collectively, thus making them a suitable stuffing for pillows. Its softness is one which is unparalleled, is flexible, and most importantly, durable, making it one of the most common fillings for pillows. Moreover, the supply of feathers to fill it up is abundant and easy to obtain. These pillows made of feathers could also last a lifetime. Some of the major downsides of having feathers pillows are that they require shaking and fluffing on a regular basis, and the quills inside could be a source of discomfort when tossing and turning during sleep.
of fact, this is one of the most comfortable foam types around, albeit the high costs of each foam made of latex relative to that of other materials. These pillows are known to be hypoallergenic, and are ideal for those who have allergies and back pain. Apart from being able to provide superior comfort, it is also environmentally friendly as latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree, and is therefore natural and biodegradable.
Raw polyester has a quality similar to that of cotton, and instead of being harvested from plants, is made of man-made fillings. Apart from being soft, the great thing about pillows with polyester stuffing is that they are affordable, and could be washed without fuss. They are also rigid and therefore, resistant to tearing, thus making them one of the most widely available pillow types in the market.