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Which pillow suits you best?

A good night’s sleep means more than a quality bed or mattress. A pillow that optimally supports your head while you sleep is also indispensable. But how exactly do you pick a pillow that is best for you?

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a pillow that suits you perfectly:

  • Sleeping position: Do you sleep on your belly, your side or your back? 
  • Mattress: What kind of mattress do you have? 
  • Materials: What kind of feel do you prefer? 
  • Allergies: Are you allergic to house mite or latex material?

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What is your sleeping position?

A pillow is really an extension of your mattress. It is primarily there to optimally support your head while you sleep. By providing support, the muscles in your neck are allowed to relax, giving your body a healthy, natural position.

Side sleepers (50% of people):

Do you prefer to sleep on your side? In that case the biggest pressure will be on your shoulders. It’s a good idea to optimally fill the space that exists between your neck and your shoulders. Doing this, you will provide optimal support for you and your body. Perfect comfort is of course also a big deal. Do you like a pillow that is nice and cool and that keeps its shape throughout the night? In that case, go for an Auping Cloud. Do you like to fluff your pillow before you go to bed? Than Auping Dew and Auping Nest may be perfect for you.

Back sleepers (40% of people):

Do you like to sleep on your side? If so, it’s important that your pillow firmly supports your neck, to prevent your spine from bending slightly. Back sleepers are best off with a flexible pillow that provides ample space for their shoulders. As a rule they are best off with a pillow that is a little more firm and a little more thin. Keeping that in mind, Auping Cloud or Auping Dew is probably the best choice if you sleep on your back. With these pillows, you can change the amount of filling by adding or removing it.

Belly sleepers (10% of people)

Sleeping on your belly is generally not advisable. It forces you to turn your head while you sleep, in order to breathe normally. Turning your head will create extra tension in your neck, which can lead to injury. However, if this is your preferred way of sleeping, then it is best to go for a low and flexible cushion. Low and flexible means your neck will be in its most natural position. Taking this into account, Auping Cloud with a height of eight centimeters is probably best for those of us that like to lie on our bellies. Do you prefer a pillow that you can fluff? Try Auping Dew or Auping Nest. If you like, you can flatten these pillows just slightly by removing some of the filling.

What kind of mattress do you have?
When choosing a pillow, it’s a good idea to always keep the firmness of your mattress in mind. If your mattress is on the soft side, making you kind of sink into it, you’re best off with a soft pillow. The reverse is also true: if you sleep on a mattress that is more firm, it’s best to choose a pillow that is also nice and firm. Do you have a mattress with a special zone for your shoulders? This usually means your shoulders will sink into the mattress slightly more. In that case, a lower (or softer) pillow is best for you. This will prevent your neck from bending slightly while you sleep.

Materials: what do you like best?
Do you enjoy a pillow that keeps its shape while you sleep? Then Auping Cloud is perfect for you. Auping Cloud is a soft and flexible pillow made of natural latex. Do you like your pillow a little softer? Go for a down pillow like Auping Nest.

Allergies: don't let the bed bugs bite

Do you have a dust mite allergy? Or do you like to wash your pillows every now and then? In that case, Auping Dew is the right choice for you. Auping Dew is hypoallergenic and easily washable. Do you have a dust mite allergy, but enjoy sleeping on a pillow that is filled with down? You will love Auping Nest. This down pillow carries the NoMite label. This means the outside cover of the pillow is tightly woven, so house mites aren’t able to penetrate it.

Good to know: all Auping products that use down as a source material are certified according to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) or the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).

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