Selecting a pillow is one of the most personal choices that you can make for yourself, especially for your wellbeing. It is just a pillow. Wrong! A pillow will make a huge difference in having a great night of sleep compared to constantly tossing and turning. Another consideration for having the right pillow is allergies. Even though goose down pillows are the best of the best, there are some who would just suffer if they slept on it. So these natural pillows will replace the MyPillow that you have and they are even eco-friendly.
This is made from organic cotton outer shell and the inside is filled with coarse horsehair. The coarse filling gives you a firmer pillow, that has a dry texture that works well for those who happen to be night time sweaters and it is supposed to have anti-rheumatic qualities as well. What makes horsehair so great is that it is naturally elastic and springy, which means that it will retain its shape.
I have had a few of these and they are quite firm. They are more comfortable to use during hot summers as the buckwheat hulls will give better air circulation, which leaves your head less sweaty. In Asia, they are said to be great for those who have headaches, snoring, neck pain, migraines, muscle pain, tension, stress and issues with sleep apnea. There are even newer versions that have cooling properties of buckwheat with a layer of wool for comfort.
These are seed filled pillows and the millet hulls are supposed to be rich in silicic acid which when mixed with body heat will reduce muscle pain, stimulate the metabolism, and even improve your immune system. What is best about this option is that you can refill or replace the millet through the manufacturer.
Natural Latex Rubber
This pillow is literally harvested from Southeast Asia’s Rubber Tree. The sap is made into pure latex rubber. For those who are looking for something that is an alternative to the My Pillow, then you need this one. The latex conforms to your body and will evenly support your spine just like memory foam. These are great for those who have allergies as they naturally have antimicrobial properties that will resist allergens as well as being resistant to mildew and mold. They can get warm, but they often have venting holes that will let moisture and heat to leave.
Natural Shredded Rubber
Yes, it does look like cottage cheese, but just like the molded latex pillow, the shredded varieties come in more sizes, has more support that is very similar to memory foam and it is very hypoallergenic.
This is an alternative to goose down that is great for those who sleep on their sides. The smaller duck feathers give it a better feeling. Even though it is less common it is a lot cheaper.
When it comes to finding the right pillow to replace the My Pillow, these are the best.