Many people find keeping a journal to be a great way to unwind. Whether it’s writing about the day’s events or listing things you are thankful for putting your thoughts on paper right before bed may help relieve stress.
Make It Last
Because a quality pillow can be costly, extend its life by treating it well. Feather and down pillows should always wear a zippered protective cover as well as a pillowcase. Machine-wash the cover regularly, and either machine-wash or dry-clean the pillow once a year. Fluff synthetic pillows by running them through the dryer's air cycle. Machine-wash them in warm water on gentle, and then dry on low heat until dry.
The Right Pillow for You
Give your neck and back the support they deserve by selecting a pillow that's ideal for how you sleep. If you?
- Sleep on your stomach
- Feather or down pillow: This extra-soft pillow will help keep your neck in line with your spine.
- Sleep on your back and/or snore
- Contoured foam pillow: The shape of this type of pillow positions your head to make it easier for you to breathe.
- Sleep on your side
- Body pillow: Use this long pillow to help take the strain off your back by placing it between your knees.
- Sleep while you travel
- Neck roll: The cylinder shape of this pillow cradles your neck and head so that the motion from cars and planes does not bother you.