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A Hypoallergenic Pillow Buying Guide for Allergy Sufferers


Hypoallergenic Pillow

We don’t just like sleep; we need sleep. As a wise person once said, “If you think sleep is a luxury, try going without it.” Sleep clears away the stress of the day, boosts your memory, increases your immunity, and allows you to wake up well-rested and happy again. What happens when this isn’t the case, though? What do you do if you find yourself waking up feeling more ill and unhappy than you were when you laid down? If this is happening to you, and you’re waking up with watery eyes, sneezing, and experiencing other allergy symptoms, the problem could be that you’re spending eight hours a night on a bad pillow. Yes, it is possible for your pillow to cause your allergies to flare up!

What is a Hypoallergenic Pillow?

You can imagine how damaging it is to your health to put your face right on something that is causing your allergies to flare up. The term “Hypoallergenic” made from materials that are resistant to these allergens, including latex, gels, means that a product is less likely to trigger allergies. Hypoallergenic pillows are and memory foam. You'll want to look at pillows that deter dust mites and offer a good level of breathability.

Choosing the Right Firmness for Your New Pillow 

You want your new pillow to be the best hypoallergenic pillow for you. This means not only finding a new allergy pillow but also one with the right comfort preference and materials for your personal preferences and sleep position. For side sleepers, a firm pillow will keep your head, neck, and spine aligned. There are gel contour pillows made especially for those who suffer from neck or shoulder pain. If you sleep on your back, a memory foam pillow will offer the comfort and support you need. How will you ever decide? The key is to let an expert help you! Find your nearest City Mattress location to see and feel many of our pillow options in person. We’ll explain all of this to you, and more. When you leave, you’ll know for sure you got the right new hypoallergenic pillow for you!

Our Best Pillows for Allergies

Few things that can improve your night’s sleep as much as the perfect pillow. You’re looking for a pillow that’s soft, provides the right neck support, and won’t make your allergies flare up. With so many options available, trying to find the right new pillow can be tough! These are just a few of the great pillows we offer:

Malouf Shredded Latex Pillow Malouf’s shredded latex pillow features 100% natural latex at the fill, cut into small pieces for consistent comfort without clumping or shifting. It is both cozy and breathable because the soft shredded latex provides responsive head and neck support along with high airflow. You can sleep comfortably throughout the night, without allergies or neck pain waking you up.

BluSleep Ice Gel Memory Foam Pillow Made from extra-breathable foam, this cooling gel-infused pillow offers 3,000 times more cooling power than ordinary memory foam! Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, both the supportive insert and refreshing bamboo fabric cover satisfies even the most sensitive sleeper for healthier, distraction-free rest.

PureCare Body Chemistry Softcell Latex Hybrid Pillow Don’t choose between the allergy relief you need and the luxury you want! This luxurious pillow provides a healthier rest while resisting dust mites, allergens, odors, and stains. A down-alternative filled top is cloud-like and smooth with modal fibers, while the reverse offers responsive latex and the recovery technical textile Celliant®. It is made complete with an antimicrobial treatment and MiteTight® seams.

Don’t Forget Protective Pillow Covers! 

If you’re looking for an added layer of protection, you want hypoallergenic pillow cases for your hypoallergenic pillows. We carry dozens of these allergy pillow cases on our website, all of which will keep you breathing clearly and freely. You can’t go wrong with our own City Mattress City Care Pillow Protector, Malouf Encase LT Pillow Protector, or even the PureCare Aromatherapy Pillow Protector if you want a calming scent added to your pillow. These 

hypoallergenic pillow covers are available in Lavender, Mandarin, Sandalwood, Jasmine, or Eucalyptus scents. You won’t be sneezing; you’ll be lulled to sleep by the smells of nature!

Sleeping with allergies can be hard! Any one of the pillows mentioned above will make it much easier. Just like with a mattress, you get what you pay for when it comes to your pillow. The pillow you lay your head on is a huge part of creating a bed that feels like a slumber oasis. We want you to find the perfect pillow for you, one that is comfortable, supportive, and doesn’t cause your allergies to flare up. That’s why we offer so many great options, so every sleeper can find the pillow that is perfect for them!