"Morning is a time to rediscover." Farhanah writes in Compassion Anthology. In order to do this, you need a long good night's sleep, and to do this, you need the right pillow.
The first thing you have to know before finding the perfect pillow for yourself is your sleeping position. If you're not sure, test it out tonight, and try to remember which positions you sleep in most.
Even though it seems that the most comfortable pillows are the big, soft, feathery ones, you have to consider what really suits you – especially when it comes to something as important as your physical needs.
Consider the cost. There are a lot of pillows that are not expensive, but still very comfortable. Make sure to do your research before you buy it. If possible, go to the stores in person so you can test it out.
If you have allergies, try to avoid pillows with fur, feather, or cotton fillings, and opt for a synthetic material.
If you're a tummy sleeper, look for a soft, low pillow to keep your head and your spine aligned when you sleep. You can choose a down pillow, which are filled with soft and light feathers, or a regular pillow, as long as they are low enough to keep your body straight.
If you're back sleeper, you would be more comfortable with a medium-sized pillow with a firm foundation for your neck and your back.
You can choose a wool or cotton pillow as they are firm and will support your body. You could also choose a memory foam pillow which supports your neck, jaw, and shoulders.
If you're a side sleeper, you need a thick, firm pillow that can support your neck. Feather or down pillows suits you as they provide firmness for the body. They last 10 years because their natural material are resilient (like you are!).
Down pillows are softer and lighter, while feather pillows are firmer and sharper (so if you pick this one, make sure you have thick pillow covers).