Selecting the Right Pillow


You might think of a pillow as just a soft blob that you bunch up under your head every night, but that simple pillow can provide more support and comfort than you’d imagine. Investing in a quality pillow isn’t something that most people think about when they find themselves uncomfortable at night, but it can be a wise step in the direction of great sleep.


Many people just run out to any store and expect to spend PKR250-PKR300 on a soft, medium, or firm pillow. But those three oversimplified classifications don’t do the pillow market justice. While it is possible to get a quality pillow under PKR500, spending a little more can buy a lifetime of sound sleep. It’s important when choosing a pillow to consider what type of sleeper you are.

  • If you sleep on your stomach, try to find a softer pillow.
  • If you alternate between your side and back, a medium pillow will provide you with the support you need.
  • If you’re a side only sleeper, get a firmer pillow to maintain your neck position throughout the night.


Finding your firmness is just the starting point of finding the perfect pillow. Next, consider what’s inside the pillow. Many people love the classic comfort found in a down or down alternative pillow. While they tend to be more expensive, they can last quite a while. Another great fill is foam. Some people appreciate the extra support they get from a latex or memory foam pillow. Many of them are especially good for regulating temperature. If you find yourself getting too hot at night, it may be an excellent choice for you. Foam pillows also come in contour shapes for even more ergonomic support every night.

Foam Pillows – Softer and often less expensive than normal other pillows, providing medium firmness.

Memory foam – Firm but adjusts to pressure points, moulding its shape around your head and neck.

Polyester & Ball Fiber Pillows – Less expensive than memory, often medium to soft in firmness.

Once you’ve found a high quality pillow that you enjoy, don’t let it get ruined. Buying a pillow cover and protector will keep your investment clean and protected for years to come.