On Day 2 of the Challenge, I wrote about better sleeping habits. So for Day 25, I want to write about a particular method I implemented to help me get better sleep. For much of my life, I have either used feather pillows or polyester fill pillows. The problem with feather or down pillows is that while they fluff up wonderfully, they are not machine washable. I started waking up in the morning with my sinuses completely clogged up and feeling like I was being suffocated. I discovered that I had developed an allergy to dust and dust mites. So I switched to polyester fill pillows. Even though the label said machine washable, inevitably, they would come out misshapen and lumpy. After a bit of research, I switched over to natural latex pillows.
Unlike memory foam, there is no issue with offgassing. And unlike polyester fill pillows, I don't ever have to worry about it becoming misshapen or lumpy and trying to fluff it up as, similar to memory foam, it retains its shape. The vents prevent the sleeper from feeling hot and it is hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. Natural latex is made plants (commonly rubber plants or bamboo) so is eco-friendly. This is good news if you are hesitant about using down or feathers. I am in love with my natural latex pillows and Monsieur is sold too. For me, they really do qualify as a "lifetime haul" purchase that was made intentionally and mindfully.
Can you believe we are nearing the finish line? Already, I feel like celebrating! Any suggestions to throw into the ring for the last few days, speak up now!
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