How to Buy Pillow Cases

A pillow can help to complement a good mattress considerably to your sleep quality. The following blog entry contains 9 simple rules that you must keep in order to avoid Cushion mispurchases and enjoy a fantastic sleep.

Rule 1: Consult detail

When looking at a really good and for you proper pillow, you should seek advice. Here health aspects are as important as your preferred sleeping position or Schwitzneigung. Your consultant should definitely ask to your mattress, so he can give you competent advice. Without this knowledge, the choice is arbitrary and the probability of finding the perfect pillow very low.

Ask for advice for matching pillowcases

Keep in mind that at many pillows your bedding does not fit perfectly. For almost all the pillows on the market there are matching references in various color versions. Why is that important? If the cushion cover is too large you always “residue” on the neck or face. Also disturbs sleep.

Rule 2: A pillow has to fit mattress

How to find the right pillow for my mattress?

First and most important rule: If you go out to buy a pillow, take all information with your mattress you can find. Here especially the mattress height, the material, the nature of the shoulder zone and the strength are critical. Why? The penetration depth of the body in the mattress is crucial for cushion height. If the pillow is too high, over stretch the cervical vertebrae. If the pillow is too low, the head is not adequately supported, which increases tension. Poor sleep, stiff neck and eingeschlafene arms come rarely alone from the pillow. Neck tension as formed to 95% by a bad shoulder zone of the mattress.

Which pillow is right in a waterbed?

The same applies here as described above. Since one deep sink with a water bed with the shoulder, the pillow under no circumstances may be too high. In addition, it should be very breathable, since all heat and humidity is radiated in a waterbed upwards.

Rule 3: The cushion shape has to fit your body

Which pillow height should I choose?

And here the information to the mattress is very important again. The deeper you sink with the shoulder, the more you reduce the distance between the ear and mattress. The wider your shoulders, the more cut depth is required and the higher the pillow should be. If the pillow cases are for decorative purpose, then is a great option.
However, the pad width can also be crucial. If the pillow is too narrow, they have to “pull behind him,” it always turning over. This disrupts sleep.

Do not use pillows 80x80cm!

Each mattress has a shoulder zone, to which you should also be directly linked to your shoulder. Lying on the pillow instead, this zone may not be effective. You can not sink and your thoracic spine will show an arc upwards. The vertebrae are so inclined to each other and apply pressure in the intervertebral discs. In addition, the muscle is under tension unnecessarily. If you change suddenly the 80x80cm pillow, you can also directly use a 40x80cm pillow and have less work at night.

Cervical pillow or pillow?

Many people do not know the difference between cervical pillow and pillow. A neck support pillow to fix your cervical vertebrae and take into account any previous damage to the cervical spine. A pillow you should be sleeping well. It must have the correct height and to suit you. Everything can be there from Knuddelkissen to super firm pillows.

Which pillow is suitable for side sleepers?

You can use both neck support pillows and pillows. Important is the correct height of the pillow. Generally each pillow for side and back sleepers should be equally suitable. But the differences should be discussed extensively in a good advice.

Rule 4: Pay attention to good breathability and hygiene

Why should my pillow be breathable?

About the head most of the heat is emitted. Thus, most of the moisture. Each cushion which is not breathable, disrupts sleep and regeneration. In addition, moist cushions are a paradise for mites and thus also unhygienic. Meanwhile, there are even pillows with cooling effect: For “Much Schwitzer” a perfect solution.

Ask for the washability of the pad

Not every pillow is washable – you should inquire when purchasing whether the pillow is washable or whether at least the cover is removable and can be washed. If you want to wash your pillow, you should wash it every 4-6 months. The pillowcase quiet every 6 weeks and the sheets every 2 weeks.

How long should keep a good pillow?

As described above, you are about to head off the most heat and moisture. Thus a pad also from the hygienic point of view is subject of large loads. In this period must not lose support force or strength a pillow. When good cushion is called a shelf life of 5 years.

Rule 5: Test the desired cushion

In business you will never find out whether the pillow that suits you. Good advice limits the choice though, but by a direct purchase, we recommend. Test your desire pillows on your mattress in your bed. Here at home, we suggest the following procedure steps: 1. Consulting and Selection 3 – 5 Cushion favorites, which come into question for you. 2nd test phase in their own bedrooms: borrow from the corresponding test pad for 3 – 5 Days.


In summary it can be said: A pillow is as individual as a mattress. There are no answers to the general question: “Which pillow is healthy” “What are the top cushion”, or even questions pillow at neck pain or cervical problems are not generally answer but only individually. Only good advice and a test phase in their own bed can lead to the right result.