It’s also about having the softest linen sheets, a warm and snug duvet and a quality duvet cover.

But there really is just something special about having a great set of super comfortable pillows. And yet so many of us overlook the importance of having a pillow that is just as supportive as the mattress and therein lies many a sleep problem.

When your head and neck aren’t given proper support, you can expect your shoulders, back and neck to suffer from the unnecessary strain which could then lead to a headache or worse. When buying a new mattress, why not also have a look at investing in a new set of matching pillows? I say matching because there is nothing quite like having two pillows that don’t match in comfort and height. One will be uncomfortable from the get-go, so you won’t use it as much as you use your other pillow. As a result, your favourite pillow will take all the wear and tear and you would have basically wasted your money.

The importance of having the right pillow

Why are pillows so important? Surely you could go out and buy a cheap pillow and then replace it every few months? Well, yes, yes you can. But you shouldn’t. Cheap pillows are not likely to provide you with enough support and with each passing month, as you wait for the pillow to wear out so you can buy a new one, you will be damaging your neck.

The most important role your pillow plays is in the support of your upper back and your neck. Now, if you work a desk job or if you do a lot of driving, you already know that during the day, it is your upper back and your neck that is going to be carrying most of the strain. Right? So that pillow that you rest your head on at night is supposed to bring you relief.

So what if it is not supporting you in the ways you need it to?

A pillow goes well beyond just supporting your neck and upper back. When your neck and upper back are not given the proper amount of support, your spine alignment can be thrown out of whack completely. This can lead to long term back pain and tension which in turn leads to headaches and can basically make your life an absolute misery.

Does buying those cheap pillows sound still sound like a good idea?

Really? They still do? Well, how about this. Quality sleep depends completely upon having the right sleeping conditions. Your sleeping conditions encompass everything, from the mattress and the linens to having the right temperature in your bedroom and the right lighting.

When talking about quality sleep, we’re talking about that rejuvenating sleep that allows you to actually feel rested when you wake up, instead of still feeling tired.

Good quality pillows will give both comfort and support, playing a massive role in the overall quality of your sleep and helping you start each day feeling completely rejuvenated. Now that we have mentioned comfort, it’s good to mention that comfort is a subjective thing. What’s comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you, which is why there is such an array of truly awesome pillows on the market these days.

The Mattress Warehouse stocks some amazing pillows

We are in the business of ensuring that each one of our clients walks away with a great product. And that means we stock exceptional linen, mattresses, and, of course, pillows! Currently, we have these high-quality, extra comfortable pillows in stock:

  • Sealy Coolsmart Gel Pillow

This pillow is designed to reduce heat build-up within the pillow, keeping you comfortable and cool all night long. Just as you would consider support and comfort when buying a mattress, you need to make the same considerations when you are buying a new pillow.

  • Sealy My Gel Pillow

With a combination of both memory foam and gel, this pillow is not only going to support your neck, and provide luscious comfort, it will also keep you cool throughout the night. Keep in mind that if you like to sleep on your stomach, it is sometimes best to choose a soft pillow as it’ll avoid creating tension in your neck.

  • Sealy My Memory Foam

Another wonderfully ventilated pillow manufactured by Sealy, the My Memory Foam pillow is designed to allow air to flow easily through the fibres. This ventilation element means that the pillow stays cool all through the night.

The other high-quality pillows that we currently have in stock at The Mattress Warehouse, both online and in our stores, which you will find in Nelspruit, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Polokwane, Midrand and soon in Durban as well, include:

  • Simmons Beautyrest Pocket Coil Firm Standard Pillow
  • Excelsior Memory Foam Music Pillow
  • Squeeze Me Latex Pillow
  • Nature’s Own Twin Pack Latex Pillow (ideal because it is sold as a set which means you will have two quality pillows instead of having to buy them separately).
  • Sealy Nature’s Rest Pillow
  • Lifson Microfiber Pillow
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The Pillow Protector

A new mattress is usually best bought along with a high-quality mattress protector (otherwise known as a mattress cover), so it makes sense that a good quality, expensive pillow should also get the right amount of protection to keep it in a good condition.

You might think that a simple pillow slip would be more than enough to keep your pillows in a good condition, but stains and spills can very easily pass through the pillow slip and damage the pillow within. This is why having a pillow protector can be one of the greatest investments you make for your quality pillows!

The right pillow protector is made from breathable materials and so the qualities of some pillows, such as the Sealy My Memory Foam Pillow that is designed to allow air to easily flow through, are not compromised.

You can find all of these pillows along with a host of some of the best mattresses for sale at The Mattress Warehouse, shop online today!