As important as your mattress, a good quality pillow can significantly reduce any neck, back or shoulder pain experienced when sleeping.
Pillows that have become lumpy or discoloured will no longer provide proper support and are unhygienic. Although many pillows are fully washable, it is advisable to replace them every two years.
The two main types of pillow fillings are natural and synthetic. Natural filled pillows will keep their shape and level of support for longer than synthetic, but it is still recommended to plump them daily.
Natural filled pillows contain either goose down, duck down, or a complement of both. The more down or feathers within the pillow, the firmer it tends to be. Down filled pillows tend to be softer than feather and are a luxury bedding product.