Pillow Advice

Are you a stomach sleeper, a back sleeper or a side sleeper? For every position there is a different pillow! The right pillow is essential for good head-neck alignment. If you can take away unnecessary pressure from the neck, you will sleep much better.

To create a fine down pillow, high quality down is combined with natural feathers in a combination to produce the desired firmness. Feathers are heavier and bulkier, while down is very soft and light. A predominantly down pillow will produce a softer pillow, whilst more feathers will make a more firm pillow.

To help you choose the best down pillow for your prefered sleeping position, take a look at the down pillow advice at the bottom of this page.

How to choose the right down pillow for you

Girl with down and feathers in her hair

Here’s our guide to finding the best pillow for every sleeping position. Are you a stomach sleeper, a back sleeper or a side sleeper? For every position there is an optimal pillow! The right pillow is essential for good head-neck alignment. If you can take away unnecessary pressure from the neck, you will sleep much better, and avoid aches during the day. Down pillows offer the very best!

The Stomach Sleeper

The stomach sleeper needs a thin and malleable pillow. Someone sleeping on their stomach generally holds the pillow in their arms, sleeping partially on their arms and partially on the pillow itself. To shape the pillow into the most comfortable position when sleeping on your front, choose down pillows with at least 70% down to 30% feathers. or better yet, 80-90%.

The Side Sleeper

The side sleeper needs the highest and firmest of pillows, as they are bridging the largest distance between the side of the head and the mattress – the whole width of the shoulder. For this reason, the pillows should contain less down, and more feathers. A side sleeper will likely want at least a 60% feather fill and 40% down.

The Back Sleeper

A back sleeper will need down pillows with a medium thickness and firmness, such as 50% down and 50% feathers. If you prefer your pillow a little softer/harder, you can simply adjust it 60-40 or 40-60 accordingly.

Choose your Size

German Down Pillows

To keep things as simple as possible, our pillows are separated into three separate size categories, which are as follows:

Standard

As the name suggests, our standard-size pillows are the shape and size you are probably most familiar with already. Perfectly suited to standard double and single beds, our standard pillows can be customised with your chosen down and feather filling ratio for maximum comfort.

King

If on the other hand you’re lucky enough to own a king-size, super-king-size or emperor-size bed, you’ll need something a little larger to ensure there are no gaps or spaces. Our king-size down pillow range has been designed exactly for this purpose and can likewise be customised with your choice of down and feather filling.

Square

For a gorgeously elegant and decorative touch, our square pillows are simply stunning. Designed for sitting, relaxing and complimenting your bedroom in general, these bold, uncompromising statement pieces are the perfect finishing touch for your bed. Though not specifically designed for sleeping on, a luxurious bed just wouldn’t be complete without them!

For more information on any of the products featured on our website, get in touch with our customer care team.


Pillow Collection

We hold a collection of Dickenbergh, Falkenreck, Kauffmann, Otto Keller and Bielefelder pillows.