​The Latest Technologies in Pillows (Cooling, Memory, Allergy, Adjustable, Eco-Friendly)

Posted by Aline Martin O’Brien on 13th Jul 2020

​The Latest Technologies in Pillows (Cooling, Memory, Allergy, Adjustable, Eco-Friendly)

Your pillow is an essential accessory for your bedtime and should not be neglected or outdated. As with many products, science and technology have provided significant improvements in pillows over the past several decades. Your sleep quality may benefit from these latest technologies; here is a quick summary of latest developments.

Cooling technology

Inspired by a technology created by NASA to regulate the body’s temperature as it interacts with fabric, the latest pillow cooling technology helps reduce tossing and turning during the night and moderates night sweats. There are many structural, mechanical and chemical treatments applied by numerous specialty fabric manufacturers.

Because the human body regulates its temperature by the extremities, mainly via the head and feet, the cooling pillow can help improve your sleep, especially if you suffer from sweating during the night. Sleep is much better with a refreshing pillow, and the cool fabric can also help relieve headaches and neck pain.

It is also possible to use a cooling pillow for other parts of your body to benefit from its analgesic and decongestant properties. For example, if you have heavy legs, the refreshing pillow will support your legs and help improve your sleeping posture, improving your sleep quality.

Memory fiber pillows

As a memory foam pillow, a memory fiber pillow will mold to your head and neck,consequently relaxing the neck muscles and providing better support. This technology is recommended, especially if you suffer from neck pain. Memory fiber pillows also have the advantage of being less expensive and more adjustable than regular memory foam pillows.

Anti allergy pillow

The hypoallergenic pillow can provide relief to those suffering from indoor allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, dust mites may cause “nasal or skin allergy symptoms”, such as itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus issues or eczema.If a pillow is described as anti-allergy and certified by AAFA, it means that this product has been treated and tested “to be better suited for those with asthma and allergies,”for example to prevent mites and protect against their allergens.

Thanks to ongoing research and development, filling material has evolved to the point where you can now regularly wash and dry hypoallergenic pillows at high temperatures (up to 120 degrees), thus killing any germs or bacteria that may aggravate an allergy. This has inspired Downlite, following the research and technology improvements, to offer several types of allergy friendly pillows certified by AAFA.

Adjustable Pillows

This pillow is the result of continued innovation and utilizes many of the advantages and characteristics described above.

The 3-in-1 flexible pillow combines six technologies: for support and the comfort, this pillow employs FlexSupport construction and Adaptiv fiberfill to mold to your head and neck; for the regulation of body temperature, it has the ClimaSmart XP fiberfill and the ClimaSmart fabric to provide cooling; and for hypoallergenic benefits, this pillow has moisture wicking technology and an antimicrobial treatment. The 3-in-1 pillow has been created to adapt to all types of sleepers, including those who prefer to sleep without animal products. This pillow is also adjustable, can be formed in three different thicknesses, and can be separated, so you can share it or use segments of it, depending on preference.

Eco-Friendly Pillows

New advances in plastic material recycling have lead to amazing feeling fibers that mimic brand new virgin polyester pillows while being eco-friendly. Now only does the eco-friendly pillow use advanced recycled fibers, but the packaging and rolled compression save space resulting in lower carbon footprint. This