Bed Pillows & Mattress Pads Guide
The “Ask Anna” guides are designed to assist you as you make important decisions in decorating your home. It is our sincerest hope that these guides, combined with the expertise of our sales associates, will serve as your complete resource in selecting your home fashions!
Love Your Bed Pillow!
At Anna’s Linens, we want to make sure you love what you buy! To help you select the perfect bed pillow, consider the way you sleep. It is important to think about how you position your pillow. Below are common sleep patterns and the recommended bed pillow. We want you to love your pillow. Selecting the right one for you equals a good nights rest.
Bed Pillow Selections
When selecting a bed pillow, take a look at the seam. A pillow with a corded or braided seam will create a tighter edge, contributing to a longer life of a pillow.
Bed Pillows Sizes
The right pillow can help you have a restful night’s sleep, but the right sized pillow can make your bed look perfect! Listed below are pillow dimensions to help you select the right size.
Caring For Your Bed Pillow
Pillow protectors reduce the need for cleaning and will increase your pillow’s life span. Machine wash or dry clean your bed pillows at least once a year. Natural and polyester filled bed pillows can be machine washed on the gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Place the washed pillows in the dryer on the “air” setting. A tennis ball in the dryer with the pillows can help “re-fluff” them.
Bed Pillow Protectors
Simply using a pillowcase will not protect your pillow. A pillow protector will keep impurities, such as oil, dirt, and moisture from getting inside the pillow. There are several different types of protectors such as water-proof and anti-allergy. A protector can increase the life of a pillow by protecting the shape of the pillow and preventing it from getting flat or lumpy.
Replacing Your Bed Pillow
A bed pillow should be replaced when the cover fabric shows signs of wear, the pillow is flat, has lost its shape or support. If your pillow has stains, holes, or is leaking fill, replace it immediately. A pillow is only useful when it properly supports your neck and spine.
A mattress pad will add years of life to your mattress. It protects the surface from wear and tear, as well as offers additional comfort and support.
Deciding on a Mattress Pad
First, measure the size and depth of your mattress to determine the mattress pad size you will need. Then, decide which features are most important to you. There are many mattress pads that serve several functions. For example:
There is a common misconception that all mattresses are extra deep. The truth is that 90% of mattresses are under 13" in depth.
How do you measure a mattress?
Mattress Pad Selections
You have many options when you come to Anna's Linens! Below are a few of the mattress pads you can find with us.
Caring for your New Mattress Pad
Mattress pads are machine washable and drier safe. All mattress pads contain a care label that provides instructions to extend the life of your mattress pad. It is recommended to read the attached care label before cleaning.