When people tend to talk about sleep, one thing often comes up: the amount of hours one needs/should sleep. In our fast-paced society, it’s common to hear how people have only slept 4 or 5 hours a night. Insomnia isn’t a foreign word for many people I know. Although, I tend to work until early (or late) evening, I always make sure I get at least 7 hours of sleep.
The amount of sleep is pretty important, but it’s not as important as the quality of sleep. I use an app on my iPhone to wake me up when I’m in my optimal sleep pattern—so I don’t wake up groggy—which also records the quality of sleep (depending on how much I end up tossing and turning throughout the night).
Sleep quality can be increased by putting a few things in place (a routine, if you will), as well as making sure you have the best things surrounding you—an awesome mattress, pillow, and bedding. I’m pretty happy with my foam mattress and have been loving my new classic Natural Memory Foam Pillow from Essentia. I’ve put together my top 5 reasons why I think this type of pillow is the way to go, below:
- Made entirely of natural memory foam (which comes from hevea milk—rubber tree sap), these pillows are soft enough to be really comfortable, but firm enough to provide support to the neck and head.
- Memory foam pillows are known for their pressure relief.
- Natural memory foam pillows are encased in an unbleached organic cotton cover, so you can expect to sleep cool and comfortable all night long.
- These pillows retain their shape over their lifetime.
- Because of the natural materials used in these pillows, they’re great for those who suffer from allergies (like myself).
When I received my classic Natural Memory Foam Pillow from Essentia, I thought that the pillow would be too high for my neck. After testing it out (with lots of quality sleep), I realized that the natural memory foam shapes to support me just where I need it. I tend to get pretty warm when I sleep, so I like to keep my room temperature fairly low. This new pillow assists with providing me with quality sleep by remaining cool throughout the night.
To go along with your natural memory foam pillow, Essentia offers the world’s first and only natural memory foam mattress. This unique and patented mattress not only provides top-notch comfort, but also a clean air environment and countless certifications proving Essentia offers the healthiest mattress on the market! The patented foam is made with Hevea milk, the milky white sap of the rubber tree, with essential oils like grapefruit seed, cone flower essence and jasmine essence. Plant extracts and water are added to help achieve the feel we’re known for.
I had the pleasure of checking out the Essentia store location in Calgary and am so glad I had the chance to try out one of their pillows! I know how important the topic of sleep is—especially heading in to fall and winter—so I’ll be putting together several blog posts on this topic.