If you have made the bold and exciting decision to invest in a cabinet bed – congratulations! Whether the bed is for yourself and your every day (actually night) use or if it’s reserved for guests, we hope you find that the cabinet bed provides you with the amazing sleep experience you deserve.
There is a good reason that people spend a lot of time thinking about their sleep space and making investments in things like their mattresses – in fact we wish people thought about it even more! Sleeping well – that is being able to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for an entire deep rest cycle – deeply impacts a person’s body, mind, and quality of life.
Mattresses often get a lot of attention, but how often do you think about the pillow you sleep on? Pillows are equally important and, just like mattresses, many people sleep on pillows that are not optimal for them.
Let’s talk today about how the right pillow can revolutionize your cabinet bed and sleeping experience.
Some Pillow Facts
The pillow we sleep on represents about 25% of the surface area that your body is connecting with. Pillows come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials, and finding the correct one can make or break your quality of sleep.
Your pillow is important because it will put (and keep) your head, neck, and spine in a steady, supporting, healthy position. This will help reduce pain and improve your sleep. If you’ve ever met someone who travels with their pillow, it’s usually because they have found the right one for them and basically can’t dream of living without it. See what we did there? It’s true that the right pillow can be life-changing!
But where to begin? As mentioned, the types of pillows out there are almost endless.
Pillows can have memory foam, latex, new grid technology, or a combination. They can be down-filled or feature a down alternative for a hypoallergenic option (you’d be shocked at how many people sleep on pillows that they are actually allergic to!). There are also different heights, shapes (contoured for your head and neck, for example), and sizes.
So, yes, it can feel very overwhelming. Thankfully, you can actually be fitted for your pillows.
Find a local retailer who will do a pillow fitting and head on down.
What can you expect from a pillow fitting?
First you will likely have to answer a number of questions, so before you go in, prepare answers to the following:
- What kind of pillow do you currently sleep on?
- Do you wake up with aches and pains – not just in your neck and shoulders, but in your body as a whole (it’s all connected!)
- Do you wake up feeling rested?
- Are you a side, stomach, or back sleeper? Or a combination?
- Do you sweat while sleeping?
- How do you treat your pillow? Ie. Do you fluff your pillow often, or are constantly flipping it over to find a comfortable height?
- Do you wake up with allergy symptoms? Ie. Itchy eyes, stuffy nose, puffiness?
- Have you slept on a pillow you loved? What made it so great?
From this enlightening conversation, you will be given a few options to try. Here’s the awkward part (for some people). Next you will be asked to “test drive” the different pillows right there in the store!
You’ll be asked to lay down with each pillow, to get into your sleep position, and to relax as if you were falling asleep. Don’t worry – this is why people go into sleep accessory retailers so it’s not weird at all. Try a few different options and see if any feel right. Really try to relax so that you get the sensation of what it would feel like to have the pillow at home on your bed. Keep trying until you find “the one.”
Whether you are sleeping on a cabinet bed, murphy bed, sofa bed, wall bed, hotel bed, or regular bed, the right pillow will enhance any sleep experience. A pillow fitting takes the guesswork out of pillow shopping and is designed to help you find the pillow that is truly right for you. So you can sleep deeply, be rested, and find the freedom in life that comes along with high quality sleep. Now, doesn’t that sound dreamy!?