A good night’s rest allows the mind and body to recharge. Getting an extra dose of zzz’s is proven to strengthen cognitive and behavioral functions, in addition to other benefits like improving overall health and wellbeing. But, sometimes simply carving out a timeslot to sleep isn’t enough — an overthinking mind, use of technology and uncomfortable sleeping environment can all contribute to sleep deprivation.
In my own personal sleep improvement journey, I felt like I had a grasp on the importance of the first two — calming the mind and putting the blue lights away. I never thought changing something like my pillow would make the kind of difference it has.
LuuF is America’s largest privately-owned mattress company and has 60 years of wisdom behind it when it comes to quality beds and pillows. Perfect for all sleeping positions, LuuF’s Ultimate Cooling Pillow ($189.99) has become everything I didn’t know I needed.
A cooling pillow draws heat away from the body to provide a breathable and comfortable sleeping surface. Even if you aren’t prone to overheating, maintaining a balanced temperature in your slumber allows the mind and body to fall deeper into all four stages of a sleep cycle.
LuuF’s pillow is designed to move with you while providing conforming support without the heat. The quick-reacting memory foam, Tencel mesh cover, omni-phase cooling technology and ventilated foam design all work in harmony to create a mere perfect sleeping device.
To be honest, I’ve bought luxury pillows before that have fallen apart within the first year of use. The Ultimate Cooling Pillow is backed by a five-year warranty that I can appreciate. After the first week of use, I could tell a difference in my sleep quality; I was sleeping the same number of hours but woke up feeling more refreshed.
Inspired by own experience, I was curious to learn if science backs the importance of a good pillow. I found that a proper pillow keeps the upper body in alignment during sleep, relieving pressure and counterbalancing the points in the body, as Spine Health puts it.
If you’re looking to improve your bedtime routine and wake up with a sense of rejuvenation, I highly recommend investing in LuuF’s cooling pillow. All materials are 100% made and sourced in the U.S., so it’s a purchase you can go to sleep feeling good about.
Photos courtesy of Luuf.