Ironing a King Sized Duvet Cover - How To?
I hate ironing my duvet cover, as they are king sized and my ironing board is normal sized. Pillow cases, no problem. And I do not bother ironing fitted sheets. Currently I iron my duvet covers on the (double) bed itself. At least it gives me much more space than the ironing board. It's still a mission though. It's a chore I hate. I still want to have it ironed though as I take a pride in my bed and the dressings. I like by bed to look beautiful and that does mean the cover needs to be smooth before I add the runner and the pillows and cushions. Is there another way, an easier way, to iron a king sized duvet cover?1. Where can you get a maternity body pillow?I bought one at target made by Boppy it was $50 I think but worth EVERY PENNY! They also sell them at Babies R Us too2. Does your dog make a good pillow?nope. my chihuahua is about 7 pounds and is very tiny xD im like 15 times his weight3. can a pillow be used as a silencer for a handgun?I find making a whole in their head first. and use it as a silencer instead4. The Best Pillow For Side Sleepers (2021 UPDATE)If you are a side sleeper looking for a comfortable pillow, you've come to the right place. We've tested a ton of different pillows here at the Slumber Yard so you do not have to, and now we've made this list to help side sleepers find the most accommodating option. Do not worry; no one paid us to have control over this list or the pillows that we've selected. Everything we write comes from the opinions of our experienced editors and team members who test out all types of bedding products on a day-to-day basis. Below, we reveal the ones that we think work best for those who sleep predominately on their side. You can visit our Pillow Reviews page to see all of our guides and read about other pillows that may work for you. What Makes These The Best Side Sleeping Pillows? When looking for the best pillow for side sleepers, our Slumber Yard team members looked back on our years of experience with pillows and chose the ones that fit certain important criteria for side sleepers, which we will discuss in more detail below. In general, side sleepers typically like taller, firmer pillows to keep their heads in proper alignment with their spine. In other words, down pillows usually are not your biggest friends. All the choices below are pillows that we think stand out from the rest of the pack. We love how you can remove fill to make it softer This best pillow list is catered specifically to side sleepers, so the first one that came to mind was the Eli & Elm Side Sleeping Pillow. Not only is it ergonomically designed with a "U" shape to contour around the curves of your neck and shoulders, but it also has an adjustable fill so side sleepers of all sizes can find a comfortable height and firmness for them. Smaller-sized sleepers may prefer this pillow with less fill, while heavy sleepers over 230 lbs will likely keep all of the fill inside to maintain a firmer profile. The filling on the inside of the Eli & Elm Side Sleeping Pillow is made with shredded polyester and latex foam, while the cover is 37% cotton, 2% spandex, and 61% polyester. We think it feels light and bouncy, but also supportive enough to keep your neck and spine in proper alignment. It comes in one size (17 x 19), and retails around $150. It's not the most affordable option on our list, but it certainly is comfortable and accommodating for folks who predominately sleep on their side. Our members are a diverse range of sleeping and body types from 140 lbs to over 250 lbs, so we are a good representative of different buyers' needs and offer a great perspective on which pillows are the best fit. We also want to note how our team does not receive payment by bedding companies for positive reviews. So you can rest assured all of our content is 100% authentic, honest and reflects our true opinions. When choosing the best pillow for side sleepers, here are the major considerations you should take into account: Loft is another term used to describe the height of a pillow. The best kind of pillow for side sleepers is something lofty (tall) and of course, accommodating. A pillow that's too thin can lead to a kinked neck or sore shoulder due to a lack of support, so side sleepers want something lofty enough to keep their spines in neutral alignment. For those of you who are more petite, a pillow with a loft between 3"-5" might be ideal. For average weighted side sleepers, we think a good rule of thumb is that the pillow should have a loft around 4"-6". You will want a pillow that supplies the perfect balance of loft and support to keep your neck and shoulders aligned. Side sleepers should opt for a firmer material, as this will keep your neck at the proper height through the night. Meanwhile, with softer materials, they might have a four-inch loft when you fluff them, but what happens when you lay on them all night? They will flatten out, and this will place pressure on your neck and shoulders. Therefore, we suggest you aim for a firmer material that also offers comfort. Pillows with adjustable filling or inserts that you can remove and add as you please can help make a pillow more versatile and more accommodating for your specific needs. For those who sleep on your side and are more petite, you might want a pillow with less fill than someone who is a 250 lbs side sleeper. Alternatively, if you are a side sleeper who sometimes switches positions during the night, you can remove fill until you find a nice balance in loft and firmness. Is Your Pillow Accommodating For You? We have a method side sleepers can use to determine if their pillow is lofty and firm enough for them. Essentially, you should be able to draw a straight line from your nose down to your belly button. If not, it may be time for a more accommodating pillow. For those who sometimes sleep on their back, they should test their pillow by the curvature of their neck. Your neck should make a proper "C" curve. If you are looking more forward than you are up towards your ceiling, the pillow might be too lofty. If you switch positions and sometimes sleep on your stomach, we do not necessarily have a test for that. Unlike side sleepers, stomach sleepers need a pillow with little loft and should feel out how well their pillow is working for them. If there is a kink in the neck, there's a chance the pillow is too lofty. Another thing worth mentioning is that almost all pillows will soften and compress over time. Regardless of whether you get a foam pillow or down pillow, or something in between, it will become softer and less lofty as you use it. The only exception to this rule might be latex pillows or some of the pillows that use a unique gel-like material. As such, you should consider replacing your pillows every 18-24 months. You will want to wash your pillow at least once a year and wash your pillowcases weekly. How you wash your pillow depends on its material. With memory foam pillows, you will want to hand wash them, while with feather and down pillows, you can wash them in your washing machine. Read our helpful guide to find the cleaning instructions for your pillow.