SOURCE: Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

November 14, 2011 07:00 ET

Choosing the Right Pillows: It's Not All About the Mattress

Dual-Sided Pillows? Contour Pillows? Ashley Sleep Has Advice on Finding the Right One for You

ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, choosing the right mattress is extremely important; but it's certainly not the only thing to consider. Whether you're a back, side or stomach sleeper, a pillow that provides both comfort and support is a key ingredient for a restful slumber and healthier lifestyle, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

"Just like mattresses, pillows play a big role in influencing how well we sleep, as well as how energized we feel when we wake up in the morning," says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President of Ashley Sleep. "During this time of year, feeling energized is even more critical -- whether you're playing host to guests, planning a big family meal or just making your way through crowded malls. Choose the wrong pillow and you may wakeup with neck, shoulder and back pain, headaches, even allergy symptoms. No one is at their best when that happens."

Today, more and more people are choosing a Memory Foam Pillow because of its exceptional neck and back support. Ashley Sleep, one of the fastest growing mattress brands in the world, offers the facts about two of its most popular types of Memory Foam Pillows -- Dual-sided and Contour -- so you can choose the one that suits your personal sleep style:

  • Dual-sided Pillow. This Memory Foam Pillow is excellent for both back sleepers and stomach sleepers. Back sleepers get the extra support they need for correct neck and back alignment, which also encourages proper breathing and muscle relaxation. Since these pillows feature a firm Memory Foam side and a super-soft Polyfill side, stomach sleepers will enjoy a cloud-like surface that gently cushions and supports.
  • Contour Pillow. Engineered to be the perfect support for both back sleepers and side sleepers, the Contour Pillow supports the gap between the shoulder and head and reduces that morning stiff neck and back. But be sure to choose the right size. In addition to a large-size pillow, Ashley Sleep also offers a standard option for those who desire the comfort of a Contour Memory Foam Pillow in a low-profile size.

Aside from choosing the right type of pillow, make sure you select one that features the latest in sleep innovation. Every Ashley Sleep Dual-sided and Contour Pillow is made with the same eco-friendly, quality features as its mattresses, including ActivFRESH Charcoal and Evergreen Green Tea Extract, which absorb chemical smells and moisture, as well as ventilated Memory Foam and Tencel to dissipate heat.

"No matter what kind of pillows you eventually choose, it's important to maintain a good night's rest by replacing them about every year or so," says Thorud. "Old pillows may contain skin cells, mold, dust mites, mildew and fungus. And no matter how perfect those pillows were when you first purchased them, over time, they will begin to lose their shape and supportive qualities."

To learn more about Ashley Sleep Dual-sided and Contour Pillows, as well as its Mattresses and Foundations, visit

About Ashley Sleep
Ashley Sleep is manufactured by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the world, with products available at participating Ashley Furniture HomeStores (Store Locator) and other quality mattress retailers. Making its own place in the sleep industry, Ashley Sleep is one of the fastest growing mattress brands in the world. First introduced in 2008, more people are sleeping on Ashley Sleep mattresses than ever before.

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    Paulette Rippley
    Media Relations
    Ashley Furniture HomeStore
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    Phone: (608) 323-3377



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