The low down on pillows


Do you know you use your pillow for over 2500 hours each year? That’s over 100 days non stop! Your pillow is so much more than something to just put your head on at night, it is vital for getting a good night’s sleep, waking pain free and refreshed after good quality sleep.

Your goal when buying a new pillow is to fill the gap between your neck and the mattress:

Too high when sleeping on your side or on your back, the neck is bent abnormally forward or to the side causing muscle strain on the back of the neck and shoulders. This position could cause narrowing of the air ways resulting in obstructed breathing, sometimes snoring which can hinder sleep.

Too low, this will also cause muscle strain by your neck being bent in an uncomfortable way, stretching one set of muscles with the opposing being contracted.

Either way, too high or low will mean you don’t sleep as soundly as you should, waking from deep sleep to try and get more comfortable. Sound familiar? Sleeping in the wrong position will also result in injuries and other conditions becoming aggravated causing headaches and pain.

So, your pillow should fill the large area between your neck and the mattress, creating an equal surface to position your head and neck so they are aligned with your spine. Your pillow should maintain a height of approx. 10-15 cm to properly support the head and neck.

A MisSpelt husk pillow will mould to the contours of your head and shoulders keeping you in the optimal position for a restful, comfortable night’s sleep. MisSpelt pillows are very conforming, you nest the pillow to the ideal position for you, after all, we’re all different!

In addition to the comfort, you’ll find when in the correct position the pillow is neither firm nor soft, it’s just there giving support, MisSpelt husk pillows are organic and vegan, we use standard or organic cotton for our covers.

The husks have been heat treated, there are no chemicals involved in the process making them hypoallergenic, air flows freely around the husk alleviating a hot head which can cause psoriasis and eczema to flare up. The treatment also means that nothing will live in or on your pillow.

In addition, we take care of our footprint sourcing and making in West Yorkshire.




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