Feather Pillow for sleep-lovers
Most people think that feather and down pillows are same; but in reality they are different. Actually, the materials come from different parts of the animal, and the structure of what’s inside varies as well. For example, feather cushions are comprised of soft, quill-containing feathers from the wings and backs of the birds, while down pillows are made from quill-less feather clusters of the chest and underbelly of geese and ducks.
Feather Pillows VS Down Pillows
In terms of Softness - Feather is not quite as soft due to the presence of quills and the lack of “clustering.”
Down material is the softest, though it compresses when you lie your head on it. If you want something fluffier, opt for premium materials and a higher “fill power,”
When it comes about Structure - The structure of Feather pillows could feel looser and compress more than feathers, which might have a hint of crispiness from the quills.
Down has a clustered structure from the tufts of fur taken from the birds. Premium material is taken from older birds in colder climates making the structure more soft and buoyant than clusters taken from younger birds in warmer climates.
If you consider the Fill Power - Fill power refers to the amount of fluffiness or height (also called loft) in the pillow. The measurement applies down types only. The maximum fill power number is 850, and this figure represents the highest quality cushion you can get. Furniture and toys tend to have a fill power of 500, and anything over 650 is considered high quality.
Enemies of Feather and Down Fill
Moisture- You should avoid getting feather pillows wet. This means that when it comes time to clean them, take them to a qualified dry cleaner.
Down pillows can be cleaned with soap and water, though you must still be careful to treat the materials gently. They must also be dried in a process that takes several hours. Failure to dry the item thoroughly could ruin the product almost immediately.
If you tend to shower before bed, avoid going to bed with wet hair. If this is not possible, then wrap your hair in a scarf or add a pillow protector or extra pillowcase to avoid getting your damp hair on your down or feather cushions.
Compression- Natural fibers tend to break down and compress over time unlike memory foam, which tends to retain its shape. To get around this, invest in high-quality pillows that can last for ten to twenty years. Regular fluffing can also help keep the shape and support.
Oil- Oils from your skin or facial products can also damage your bedding. When possible avoid moisturizing your skin at night or sleep on your back during the early hours of the night to prevent the product from seeping into the material. Over time, oils from skin and beauty products could cause the surface to turn yellow and may also cause unpleasant odors.
In conclusion, we should also consider- the Touch of Down Pillow has a medium firm feel, making it particularly well-suited to people who normally find these types of pillows too soft. The cover is also quite breathable and the fill doesn’t absorb too much warmth, so hot sleepers should also find the pillow comfortable. Additionally, the entire pillow can be machine washed and dried, saving you time and money whenever it needs to be cleaned. So, you can take a feather pillow for better sleeping!