Chances are you’ll be asleep for around one-third of your life. On average, that works out to roughly 26 years. Spending that much time with your eyes closed might seem like a waste, but it’s not. Studies have shown that a lack of proper shuteye can lead to serious health problems that could end up shortening your lifespan.
Since you can’t get more out of life by sleeping less, you might as well make the most of your nightly slumber. And a good way to do that is by investing in a decent pillow. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of high-quality pillows designed to give you a better night’s rest regardless of your body type or sleep style. From height-adjusting inserts to skin-enhancing cases, these innovative products will change your idea of what a pillow can be.
Why We Picked It: As you might have guessed, the Night Pillow is designed to help you get a good night’s rest. You know… like all pillows. But what you might find surprising is that the Night Pillow can also benefit your hair and skin. The pillow’s TriSilk™ pillowcase is made from a proprietary blend of 95% Mulberry silk and 5 percent spandex. This mixture results in an extremely soft and smooth surface that won’t cause skin irritation and hair breakage like other, harsher fabrics. And while some pillowcase fabrics leech moisture from your body while you rest, the TriSilk™ is nonabsorbent, so it won’t dry out your skin or leave your hair looking damaged and frazzled.
Why We Picked It: The creators of the Helix Pillow understand that when it comes to sleep, different people have different needs. That’s why their product features a customizable design that allows you to add or remove support inserts in order to adjust the pillow’s height and firmness. For anyone who prefers an extremely soft, low cushion, removing the inserts leaves you with a flat, yet plush, pillow. And for those looking for taller pillow with more resistance, adding one or both of the inserts will increase firmness and height. But whichever option you choose, the Helix Pillow’s unique blend of cross-cut memory foam and down-feather alternative is sure to give you a great night’s sleep
Why We Picked It: The Muse Pillow was created by combining a variety of high-quality foams and fabrics to achieve just the right amount of cooling support and cushy give. At the center is a layer of high-density molded memory foam that conforms to your body as it moves. The second layer consists of a unique blend of shredded foam and hollow fibers, giving the pillow’s lining a responsive yet breathable surface. The third and final layer consists of a washable “Diamond Breeze” cover that remains cool to the touch no matter how long you sleep. And best of all, the Muse is available in four different heights, so it’s sure to meet the needs of your specific sleeping style.
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