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High quality pillows. Through posture to healthy sleep

A comfortable and suitable pillow is one of the basic conditions for restful sleep, which in turn is indispensable for a healthy, balanced psyche. So it's no wonder that the pillow is a cross-cultural concept as a metaphor for rest and thoughtful action: "May they grow old on a pillow," is what people wish newlyweds in Turkey when they hope for a harmonious marriage for them. In Spain, people "consult" extensively with their pillow before making important decisions, and even we Germans, who are considered pragmatic, like to slam the bedroom door behind us with a good conscience is a gentle pillow of rest.

But it's not just for a healthy soul that the complaint-free, colloquially formulated "listening to the pillow" should not be underestimated, but also as a guarantor of physical stability. And yet every fourth person does not leave his bed full of energy, but rather tired and filled with neck pain, which could be avoided if he had the right headrest. Retrofitting is the word of the evening here when it comes to a restful night's sleep.

With our selection of high-quality pillows, even discerning pillow users can get a good start to the morning, because our range meets a wide variety of needs. For example, the pillows are usually not only available in different sizes, but as far as covers and inlets are concerned, they are almost without exception made of first-class materials of natural origin - free of harmful substances and animal suffering. You can choose whether you want to rest your head in the future on forward-looking fillers such as lyocell or Swiss stone pine, or whether you prefer to count sheep while lying on virgin sheep's wool. And of course, you can also sleep on classic springs if you want. The decision is difficult? The Frenchman would probably say now: "Good advice comes overnight" and recommend you to sleep on it. But you can also just read on.

Between ergonomics and comfort. Find the right pillow

We spend about a third of our lives asleep in our beds. But we only really get up refreshed and full of energy if we can optimally relax and regenerate our muscles during sleep. If the spine does not form a straight line during sleep and bends too much upwards, downwards or to the side in the neck area, the freshly purchased pillow is not only exposed as a bad investment, but can even seriously endanger health and well-being. Because we are already prone to poor posture and associated neck tension during the day due to a lot of office work and other sedentary activities, an incorrectly designed night bed can lead to permanent pain summa summarum. And not only that: problems with excessive snoring can also be caused by using the wrong pillow.

Fathom the essence of the night's rest. The sleeping position

In addition to the optimal interaction of pillow, mattress and slatted frame (the rule here is that the softer the lying surface used, the flatter the pillow should be), the decisive factor for choosing the right upholstery is the position in which you mainly sleep

  • The side sleeper: The side position is the most popular sleeping position. Those who sleep on their side need a pillow that helps them lie with their shoulder stable on the mattress without their head bending down. This works best with a narrow pillow of 40x60 or 40x80 centimeters. These dimensions adapt well to the hollow space between the shoulder and the head. A neck support pillow is also well suited, lets the shoulders lie at right angles to the mattress and keeps the spine straight. The required height of the pillow is determined by the width of the shoulders. The wider the cross, the higher the pillow may be. An 80x80 centimeter pillow, on the other hand, is rather unsuitable for this sleeping position, as it is slightly too high when crumpled or folded and often too flat in a single position to guarantee an ergonomic sleeping posture.
  • The back sleeper: Those who sleep mainly on their back need a flat pillow so that the head remains horizontal and does not bend upwards. It is primarily a matter of optimally supporting the cervical lordosis, the backward, slight bending of the neck. For back sleepers, this can be achieved with a pillow size of 80x80 centimeters, with a 40x80 centimeter pillow and with a neck support pillow.
  • The stomach sleeper: In the stomach position, the spine is generally twisted, which is why this position is generally not recommended. Nevertheless, ten percent of all people belong to the true stomach sleepers, which means that they spend a large part of their sleep lying on their stomach. The pillow of choice here is particularly flat, so as not to unnecessarily twist and overstretch the neck and thus force the spine in the direction of a hollow back.
  • The mixed sleeper: Most people change their sleeping position during the night - they are so-called mixed sleepers. Therefore, they need a pillow that supports these nightly changes and adapts to the respective position together with the mattress. Narrower pillows of 40x60 or 40x60 centimeters are also optimal for this. But neck support pillows and pillows with several chambers also perform well here, as they flexibly adapt to the changing sleeping positions.

Valuable for the interior. The main thing pillow filling

Once the sleeping position has been determined, it can be met with the right pillow filling. In addition to a well-made cover made of high-quality materials, the filler plays an essential role here. It not only determines the stability that a pillow is able to provide permanently, but also plays the main role in sleeping comfort and coziness. After all, Mrs. Holle loved her goose feather pillows not only because of their good supporting effect. Here are the main differences in the inlets we offer:

  • New sheep's wool: As a natural hair, new sheep's wool is a filler with both firm and elastic properties. It has good malleability, but unlike other animal hair, it can be refluffed at any time, as it is popular for pillow fillings in the form of beads. Virgin sheep's wool is characterized by good temperature regulation as well as effective moisture wicking, making it a good choice for people who sweat more. The individual fibers have, due to a residual content of lanolin, a natural self-cleaning effect, which can be activated by regular airing.
  • Feathers and down: Goose feathers are the classic for puffy and soft pillow fillings and still belong to the most commonly used, high-quality fillings. While down provides the extra softness of a pillow, the amount of feather determines the pillow's firmness and thus its support. A perfectly balanced ratio of both types of feathers results in maximum pillow comfort. Since they are very warming, feather pillows are more suitable for the winter season or people who freeze quickly. Their moisture-balancing properties ensure a good bed climate, and since they are generally not very susceptible to mites, even allergy sufferers can let their heads sink into a feather pillow with peace of mind. However, a painless plucking is not possible for geese, which is why you should only buy pillows whose manufacturers categorically exclude a live plucking or molting of the animals
  • Zirbeflocken: The Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra) grows preferably at altitudes between 1,500 and 2,000 meters, is extremely frost-hardy and can live up to 1,000 years. The wood and needles of the Swiss stone pine contain strong-smelling essential oils and resins. Many people find the tart, aromatic scent of stone pine very pleasant and soothing. Especially in alpine regions, the wood has always been traditionally used for the construction of bedroom furniture and interior panelling. However, Swiss stone pine flakes are also becoming increasingly popular as components for blanket and pillow fillings - usually in combination with virgin sheep's wool, which has particularly temperature- and moisture-balancing properties. -
  • Lyocell: A man-made fiber of natural origin, this is lyocell. The raw material is fast-growing wood (eucalyptus wood, for example) from sustainable forestry, which - unlike conventionally grown cotton - does not require artificial irrigation or the use of pesticides. Lyocell has an exceptionally smooth surface that ensures a balanced sleeping climate in both cold and warm ambient temperatures. Pillows filled with this fiber are not only soft and cozy, but also very tear-resistant and durable. Its good moisture-wicking properties ensure a dry night's sleep even for people who sweat a lot. In addition, Lyocell is completely biodegradable and can be easily composted -
  • Natural rubber: The coagulated, i.e. coagulated, milk sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is the perfect filling for neck support pillows, as it enables static and at the same time elastic head support. The height of the pillow should be adjusted to the personal needs of the user, so that the pillow does not cause tension during long-term use. For this reason, pillows with rubber core are often offered in different heights.

For long-lasting comfort. The right pillow care

Over time, every pillow loses a little height and elasticity due to heavy nightly use, but with proper care, high quality pillows are robust and have a long shelf life. Especially if the cover and inlets are made of natural materials that can be cleaned, the pillows don't need to be replaced after the usual two to three years, but can do considerably longer service in your bedroom. Here are a few tips for a long pillow life:

  • fluffing: As a daily ritual, fluffing maintains the function and bulkiness of a pillow. Natural hair pillows are usually an exception (unless the filling is in the form of beads, as with virgin sheep's wool). Here, fluffing can destroy the cohesion of the fibers and professional cleaning is recommended.
  • Airing: As with all bedding, regular airing is also mandatory for pillows, so that the moisture that has penetrated the pillow overnight can dry. In this way, you prevent mold, for example, from multiplying and possibly triggering allergies or symptoms of illness. However, the pillow should not be placed in the blazing sun, as this causes the filling materials to dry out and become brittle
  • Washing: Washable fillings, such as Lyocell or feathers, can be put in the washing machine several times a year. This curbs the number of dust mites in the pillow and counteracts unpleasant odors. However, high-quality pillows should always be washed only at the appropriate temperature and with the appropriate detergent - preferably on the gentle or wool wash cycle. However, a pillow always needs a lot of space and should not be washed together with other laundry items. Special wash balls ensure that the filler remains loose and does not clump. For drying, a pillow absolutely belongs in the dryer - only in this way it retains its adaptability and becomes really dry all around. If you do not have such a device, you should rather have your pillows professionally cleaned.
  • Refurbishing: For long-lasting feather pillows, a professional refurbishing is worthwhile after a few years. This involves separating the ticking from the cover and treating it separately. Broken and broken feathers are replaced with new, intact ones.

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