Wondering where to buy pillows in Hong Kong? We asked the team at Heveya about the best pillow for neck pain or back support – and why organic latex is a great option.
Why should we spend time finding the right pillow for our particular needs?
Without the right pillow, you’ll get less rest – and you can also develop neck and back pain from lack of support. It’s equally important to understand that one-size-fits-all doesn’t apply here. Different people have different preferences and sleeping habits, so there will be variations in what is considered ideal for them.
Aside from being able to reduce neck and back pain, a good pillow can decrease snoring, improve circulation and lessen tension in the neck and shoulders.
How can someone determine the best pillow height for a good night’s sleep?
You should first assess what kind of sleeper you are. The way you sleep tells you what sort of support your neck and spine require in bed.
If you’re a back sleeper: Try to get a pillow on the thinner side that won’t throw your head forward and put stress on your neck.
If you’re a side sleeper: Opt for a high pillow to help keep the neck and spine aligned while providing good support. Shoulder width will also affect the ideal thickness as the it fills the space between the neck and the shoulder for a side sleeper. Someone with wide shoulders will need a thicker pillow than someone with narrow shoulders.
If you’re a front sleeper: A flatter pillow can make sleeping on your belly more comfortable, and it avoids any misalignment of the neck and spine from pushing the head backwards.
Is firmness a preference or is there a “right” level we should look for?
It depends. For one thing, you have to consider the firmness of the mattress you sleep on and how the pillow is going to synergise with your mattress. For example, if you prefer to sleep on a soft mattress, a firmer option probably won’t be the best choice as it will make your neck feel lifted.
Why is pillow hygiene important?
A hygienic pillow can maintain your health and overall wellbeing for a number of reasons, including the following:
#1 Allergens and dust mites: Opting for one that’s dust mite resistant will avoid the accumulation of dust mites, tiny organisms that can trigger allergic reactions and contribute to asthma, rhinitis and other allergies.
#2 Skin health: When you sleep, your face and head come into direct contact with your pillow. Naturally, this contact can lead to the transfer of sweat, dirt, oils, and bacteria, potentially resulting in skin issues such as acne or irritation.
#3 Respiratory health: Breathing in allergens, dust mites and other particles present in unclean pillows can negatively affect your respiratory system, especially if you have asthma or a condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
#4 Quality of sleep: Sleeping on a pillow that’s free from odours, allergens and irritants can help you relax and fall asleep more easily, promoting a restful night’s sleep.
Why are latex pillows good?
Organic latex is naturally breathable and responsive, hypoallergenic, and delivers comfort. These are the best pillows for neck pain because they provide optimal head and neck support. They’re also an eco-friendly choice compared to those made from synthetic materials.
Heveya products don’t use chemicals or glues, and they come with a soft, luxurious and removable bamboo cover that’s naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and dry-cleanable. There are various models to suit your sleeping preferences.
Heveya also offers latex bolsters that provide constant cuddles and optimal lumbar support by supporting the body’s natural curvature and promoting a healthy sleeping posture. These latex pillows are a top pick for side sleepers hoping to soothe and prevent aching back and joints.
Where to buy latex pillows in Hong Kong? Find Heveya at 28/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau (located in TREE’s Flagship Store).
6286 1132 | heveya.hk
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.