The most important beauty secret is one you can fit into your life no matter how much money you have — put simply, it's that a good night's sleep is the most restorative remedy for tired, wrinkled, or weathered skin. But did you know that the pillow you rest on can impact that night's sleep and make it more (or less) restorative?

So if you're curious about what type of material pillows can be made of and what boosts they can give to your beauty sleep, then here's what you need to know.

1. Going Down, Down, Down

Warm, fluffy, and oh-so-cozy on cold winter nights, down pillows are pillows filled with ultra-fine, ultra-soft down feathers harvested (most commonly in Scandinavia, China, and Europe) when they fall off of birds. Down pillows are perfect if it's not quite cold enough for an extra blanket but chilly enough that you need a little extra boost to keep you warm.

By far the softest of all pillow fillings, down pillows are perfect if you sleep on your stomach, as you need a softer pillow to avoid any neck injury during the night.

2. Time to Remember

Memory foam (also called by the far less catchy name visco-elastic) is a rather incredible filling for a pillow that molds to your head's shape, helping to support you without creating any lumps or bumps from sleeping in the same position every night.

This is great news if you're a back sleeper, as it means that the pillow molds to support your neck, keeping your spine in alignment without losing support for the rest of your head. Memory foam pillows are also great if sleeping with feathers in your pillow makes you wake up with red, itchy eyes and a runny nose or if you suffer from dust mite allergies, as they are hypoallergenic.

3. Gelling With You

Neither a solid nor quite a liquid, gel is a viscous fluid with hundreds of uses — one of which is its ability to make a fabulous pillow filling. Gel is great for helping your body regulate temperature, keeping you not too cold to sleep but not warm enough to clog your pores with sweat during the night.

Gel pillows are also wonderful for pressure relief, no matter if you're a back, side, or stomach sleeper. Keeping pressure off your neck and head ensures that you wake up refreshed and rested, not stiff and in pain. For more information, contact your local Ogallala sleeping pillows supplier.

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