When stopping by our shop for a replacement mattress for your adjustable bed in Bloomington, MN, it would be important to pick up a new pillow to go with it. A pillow can help keep your body aligned while sleeping, which provides better support and a great night’s sleep. Here are a few interesting facts that you should know about pillows.
Pillows have been around for thousands of years, but they haven’t always been widely available. They were first used in Asia and ancient Egypt by wealthy men. The pillows were used to elevate their heads and were made from stone, wood, or metal. Throughout ancient China, Persia, and Medieval Europe, people often made decorative pillows. In fact, it became a popular art form.
Pillows became more common during Tudor England. They were used by women in labor and sometimes by men, though the use of a pillow was supposedly a sign of weakness. Pillows started becoming standard by the Industrial Revolution when textile industries could mass produce them and keep costs down.
The material of pillows has changed over time. We already talked about the stone, wood, and metal pillows of ancient Egypt and Asia. But there were other materials that were common, such as buckwheat and straw. Thankfully, the material inside a pillow has evolved over time. Some of the common materials now include feathers, latex, water, foam, synthetic fills, and down. Down and feather pillows are the most expensive option, but they also tend to be the most comfortable to use. They can conform to the user’s head for a more comfortable night’s sleep.
Pillows should be replaced on a regular basis. The lifespan of a pillow depends on the material that it is made of. A feather pillow should last about 8 to 10 years, a down pillow should last 5 to 10 years, and a polyester pillow should last about 6 months to 2 years.
Naturally, pillows are commonly seen in movies and televisions now. But did you know that they were an important tool used by early Hollywood filmmakers in their movies? Pillow fights were used to show emotion. The more feathers that came from the pillow, the greater the degree of conflict that the audience could see on screen.
Decorative pillows are an important part of interior design. They can be a great way to add a pop of color to any room. When decorative pillows were first used in Colonial America, women would spend hours hand-stitching intricate designs on the pillows. Then, they would put their initials in the corner. Decorative pillows now come in a wide range of designs and colors. When using them, homeowners should have an odd number. For example, having 3 or 5 pillows is the recommended amount.
Depending on the material of your pillow, it might be time to replace it. While perusing our selection of replacement mattresses for adjustable beds in Bloomington, MN, don’t forget to grab a new pillow. Your pillow should fit your personal preferences and elevate your head just enough to keep your head aligned with your spine. Some people even use extra pillows between their knees to help achieve this effect and have a great night’s sleep.
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