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Should You Add Feather Pillows To Your Bedding

Should You Add Feather Pillows To Your Bedding

In goose or duck feathers, the feather pillow is synonymous with tradition. It conveys an idea of ​​comfort and well-being, like the promise of restful nights. Are you hesitating to invest in a feather pillow? Let's discover together its advantages and disadvantages.


The advantages of the feather pillow


The very first advantage of the feather pillow is its comfort. When made of feathers only, it provides firm comfort. It then turns out to be a precious ally for people who suffer from cervical problems, ensuring them perfect support. Some versions are filled with a mixture of feathers and down. The feather pillow is then more ergonomic and adapts to your morphology as well as to your movements.


Another advantage of the feather pillow: its longevity. The lifespan of a feather pillow can indeed reach 5 to 10 years depending on how it is maintained. It is indeed necessary to take care to apply certain gestures to keep a feather pillow in shape and allow it to keep all its qualities. Thus, it is advisable to shake your feather pillow well in the morning when you get up and in the evening before going to bed to prevent the feathers from bunching up. Washing in the washing machine, once or twice a year, is also essential for the proper maintenance of a feather pillow in order to ensure a better longevity.


Feathers, especially duck feathers, have the ability to absorb moisture. This faculty therefore applies to nocturnal sweating. The feathers allow the pillow to be well ventilated and to stay dry. Dust mites, fond of moisture, therefore have very little tendency to settle in a feather pillow, which is more breathable than any other pillow.


Finally, contrary to popular belief, the feather pillow is pleasant to use all year round. The feathers allow air to circulate through the pillow, which guarantees very good thermal insulation. Thus it is a good bedding option for Singapore’s weather 


Downsides of the feather pillow


The first problem that can be encountered with a feather pillow is that related to allergies. Indeed, while allergies to goose or duck feathers remain very rare, it is not the same for allergies to dust mites. These can indeed come to lodge in the feathers, as well as the dust. And this mixture of mites and dust cause allergy attacks in the most sensitive people. In order to limit the risk of allergies, it is therefore recommended to choose a feather pillow of very good quality. To find out, be sure to check certain indications. The feather filling must indeed have undergone certain specific treatments. Before being placed in the pillow, the filling must first be washed. Then, it must go through a sterilisation stage at very high temperatures. An anti-mite treatment is also applied to obtain a pillow without risk of allergies and hypoallergenic.


The second drawback of the feather pillow is finding the right firmness. Indeed, a pillow made of 100% feathers is very firm. It is therefore imperative to find the right proportions between feathers and down. Thus, the higher the percentage of down, the softer the pillow will be. It is therefore necessary to count at least 50% down in the filling so that the feather pillow is less firm.


If poorly cared for, the feather pillow can quickly flatten out and lose many of its qualities. It is therefore imperative to shake it twice a day to allow the pillow to retain all its volume and support.


Finally, the provenance of the feathers is not always indicated or of good quality. It is recommended to favour feathers from geese or ducks plucked after slaughter.

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