Have you decided that you would like to try sleeping on a feather pillow? Maybe you recently slept on one at a friend’s house or a hotel and now you’re hooked? Well, there are a lot of choices out there. To find the perfect pillow it’s a good idea to know some of the key factors involved. The highest quality feather pillows are those made from goose down. Geese provide the softest, most resilient feathers. Goose-down pillows will also be the most expensive on the market but can last for years if you take care of them. Less expensive perfect pillow will be stuffed with duck down or a blend of duck and goose down.
Some shops will advertise that their down feathers come from geese in Canada, Hungary, or Siberia; where the winters are coldest and the down is the warmest! Goose-down feathers do not have the quills to poke through the casing as other types of feathers do. They rarely give off any type of odor and can be fluffed up so that your pillow retains its loftiness even after years of use. Hypoallergenic down pillows are also available for people who are allergic to feathers.
The next factor to consider is the firmness of your pillow. If you prefer a firmer pillow, you will want to look for a feather pillow with a fill power of 700 to 800. If your idea of the perfect pillow is a little softer, then you can get away with purchasing a pillow with a lower fill power.
You want to look for a pillow with a high-quality encasing. The pillows with coverings that have a higher thread count will be better protected over the years. Lower-quality pillows may have issues with feathers coming out or seams breaking after extended use. To extend the life of any feather pillow, it’s a good idea to use a pillow protector as well as a pillowcase. Once you’ve made a few decisions you are ready to begin your quest for the perfect pillow. You can find many options at department stores, shops specializing in down products, and of course, online. Good luck!