No one would argue with you if you said, “Your head is important.” But then why do so many people sleep with their heads on subpar pillows? A bad pillow can lead to neck and back pain, chemical aggravations, and poor sleep. And a lack of quality sleep can lead to all sorts of health issues, not to mention the horrible feeling of trying to get through a day on little or bad sleep.
The best place to start making a good pillow is with the materials-not only what you put in the pillow, but also what you don’t put in the pillow. At Shepherd’s Dream, we don’t use any harmful chemicals-
- no pesticides
- no artificial detergents
- no fragrances
- no polyurethane
- no synthetic latex
- no flame retardants
This ensures that our pillows won’t aggravate any chemical sensitivities and we avoid all of the harmful effects of man-made materials. A chemical-free pillow can also keep you healthy in less direct ways. Artificial materials require more processing, which means more greenhouse gas emissions, and synthetic pillows can release chemicals and microplastics into rivers and oceans.
We use all-natural wool and cotton for our soft wool pillows. Wool helps you breathe easier at night by naturally resisting allergens like mold and mildew. Plus, it helps regulate your temperature and wick away moisture, leaving you cozy and dry as you sleep.
But every individual has different needs, so we also offer Oxygen Pillows made from eco-certified natural latex. Most pillows are too low for side sleepers-the most common sleeping position-and this can cause side sleepers neck pain, breathing restrictions, and snoring. To solve this problem, the Oxygen Pillow comes in a wide range of heights and densities so that you can find a natural pillow that’s perfect for you.
A pillow might seem like a small part of your life, but getting the right pillow supports proper breathing, spine health, and restful sleep. Oh, and it supports your head too.