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How to Choose the Right Pillow

May 10, 2021

Hot to Choose the Right Pillow|

Bed pillows, in addition to quality sheets and mattress toppers, are essential for a restful night's sleep. Before selecting a pillow, is it important to understand how you sleep. Pillows are designed based on sleeping positions, back, stomach, or side, to create the ideal sleep experience. Port & Bay carries a selection of pillows for any sleep position, as well as pillows with a variety of fills, from down to gel beads.

There are so many pillow options available, so when it comes to choosing the right pillow for you, it can be a little overwhelming. What criteria should you consider when you’re trying to find the perfect pillow? Keep reading for an overview of all the things you should consider before buying a new pillow.


Some fill options include memory foam, down, synthetic down, polyester fill, latex, cotton, and wool.


A memory foam or latex pillow is going to be heavier, while a down or synthetic pillow will be a little lighter.


Even though you’ll cover it with a pillowcase, you want your pillow fabric to be breathable and durable.


Pillows generally come in two sizes: standard and king. For most people, a standard pillow is big enough, but if you prefer something bigger, a king pillow may be right for you. (A king-size pillow also fits a king-size bed better.)

How often should you replace your pillows?

Generally speaking, you should replace your pillows once every 1 to 2 years. You’ll know it’s time for a replacement when your pillow doesn’t provide enough support, becomes lumpy and/or becomes discolored with stains due to body sweat and oil.

Washing your pillows (and pillow covers) frequently can prolong their life, but there is still a limit to how long your pillows can support you.

Ready to start sleeping better? Let Port & Bay help you find your new favorite pillow! Be sure to check out our wide selection of pillows and bedding, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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