Pillow and Comforter FAQs

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Pillow FAQs

What pillow is best for side sleepers?

If you’re a side sleeper, you may want a medium-density pillow that has a good amount of firm support, but also enough cushion to comfortably contour to your head and keep your neck and spine aligned. 

How often should you replace pillows?

A general rule of thumb is to replace your pillows once every 1 or 2  years. You’ll know it’s time when your pillows don’t provide enough support or comfort. Keeping your pillows for longer than 1 or 2 years may affect your health negatively resulting in neck or shoulder pains and sleep disruptions.   

What type of pillows do hotels use?

Hotels want to provide each guest with the proper amenities to ensure maximum satisfaction. A well-slept guest is usually a satisfied guest. Some factors that influence pillow choices include: 

  1. Sleeping position (stomach, back, side)
  2. Allergy concerns
  3. Laying vs. Sitting

Most hotel owners and managers are going to buy high-quality pillows that are as comfortable as possible and can satisfy most if not all of these factors. Check out this helpful hotel pillows buyers guide for more insight into which pillows hotels use. 

What are the best cooling pillows?

There is no one best choice, because when it comes to cooling pillows, you want a pillow that stays cool and works well for your sleeping position. You'll also want to consider the room temperature you're going to be using the pillow in and the pillowcase that comes with it. 

Our luxury bed pillows check both of these boxes with its innovative cooling technology that keeps you cool and comfortable regardless of your preferred sleeping position.

What is the best pillow for neck pain?

The best pillow for neck pain is one that is firm enough to hold the head at a neutral angle, but soft enough to alleviate muscular pressure points. 

Comforter FAQs

What is a down comforter?

A down comforter is filled with clusters of natural down feathers, the light and fluffy feathers used for insulation underneath a bird’s feathers. In comforters, down from geese and ducks are the most common.

What is a down alternative comforter?

Down alternative comforters are made of synthetic materials, such as synthetic goose feathers, that mimic the insulating properties of natural down. Down alternative comforters are great options for anyone prone to allergies, as they are hypoallergenic. 

What is the difference between a down comforter and down alternative?

Down comforters are filled with natural goose or duck down feathers while down alternative comforters are filled with synthetic goose or duck down feathers.

There are a couple notable differences between natural down feathers and synthetic down feathers: 

  1. Down alternative comforters are hypoallergenic because synthetic goose down feathers aren’t likely to trap allergens. Natural goose feathers from down comforters on the other hand, tend to trap allergens that trigger allergic reactions such as dust mites, skin cells, and pollen.
  2. Down alternative comforters are low maintenance and are washer/dryer safe while their counterparts are much more delicate and shouldn’t be thrown in the washer or dryer. This is because natural down feathers are much more delicate than synthetic down feathers and also takes a considerable amount of time to dry.

What is a good down alternative comforter?

A good down alternative comforter is usually one that is comfortable and lightweight, durable, simple to wash, and above all, won’t trigger an allergic reaction. Beckham Hotel Collection comforters check all those boxes.