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Choosing Between Feather And Down Pillow

We spend around 1/3 of our life sleeping, so having a comfortable and quality pillow is quite imperative to get a good night sleep. With so many of them in the market you may feel overwhelmed. Trying reading your mind we have taken the guess out of selecting pillows that are right for you. Consider these factors before you buy a right one.


Down: They are the most luxurious of all the filling and is Mother Nature’s lightest,warmest and most efficient insulator. Down is basically the undercoat clustered beneath the feathers of geese and ducks,which protects them from severe cold temperature. It holds up your head and neck better than synthetic fills.

Feather and Down: Feather and Down mixes tends to be more economical than all the other down pillows. Feather are often firmer which provides excellent support, the more down in the mix the fluffier the pillow.

Feather: They provide excellent support for the side and back sleepers and they are long-lasting as compared to down pillows. A feather pillow can last 8 to 10 years.

Thread Count: Thread Count basically refers to the number of threads per square inch of fabric. Higher the thread Count, softer and more durable the pillow will be.


Down: Last Longer, more resilient, last 5 to 10 years, Cost more than Feather Pillows.

Feather: Don’t last longer, Supportive, Contain quills that may poke you, Cost less than Down pillows, Last for 8 to 10 years.

Feather and Down Mix: Don’t really last longer as some percentage of down added for support and comfort. They don’t get flat.

Taking Care of your Down or Feather Pillows

Using your pillows for pillow fights, Putting them in headlock and folding them, will surely impact the longevity of it.

Do not wash the Feather Pillows. You can buy a Cover if you want to save your it from spills and stains.

You can wash your Down Pillows,but make sure they are dried properly.

Protect them from moisture as it may destroy the quality of pillow in a Day.

Buy a pillowcase for protection.

Considering all these factors, make a good choice and choose the right pillow to get a good night sleep. If you wish to go for comfort,luxury and lighter one and most importantly money is not the issue then Down pillows are the right choice for you. But if you don’t wish to spend much on pillows and need a firmer and supportive one then Feather Pillows are the right one for you.