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I recently discovered Brentwood Home over the holidays when I was asked to try out 2 of their pillows: the Helena Latex Filled and Carmel Molded Pillows. Just looking at their site gives me the feeling of being surrounded by coziness and a sense of calm. Keep reading for ten ways to get a better night’s sleep!
About Brentwood Home
For over 30 years, Brentwood Home has been making mattresses and home essentials with a team of local artisans and fabricators in Los Angeles. From the beginning, they’ve created products using healthy and ethically-sourced materials, all inspired by their love for the natural world and their home in California.
This pillow is a favorite among Brentwood’s customers, and now I know why! It is filled with a combination of 100% natural latex ribbons and silky-smooth kapok fibers, it is both fluffy yet supportive. The Helena pillow is great for those who sleep in multiple positions as the latex responds to your movements. The 100% organic cotton cover is grown without pesticides and features a zipped opening so you can remove or add more filling.
I do agree with the masses on this one; it is comfortable, squishy, and gives my head just the right amount of support.
Made with 100% natural latex, the Carmel pillow is ideal for those needing a firm, supportive foundation through the night. It is molded to give your neck and head support, and it never requires fluffing. This pillow is also made from 100% organic cotton and natural latex.
Honestly, I have never been a big fan of molded pillows. My kids, on the other hand, love them. When you lay on the pillow, it forms around your head, but as soon as your head lifts off, it springs back to its natural form.
The pillows arrived rolled up, 2 to a box. They came compressed, so they opened up when you removed them from the plastic. They also came sealed in another plastic bag. Once opened, though, they filled up and quickly took shape. All products are made to order when you make a purchase. As you can see, this was made on November 15, and I received it about a week later!
Tips For a Better Nights Sleep
- Unplug from electronics and TV at least 2 hours before bed; the lights are not good for your eyes, plus the light messes with your circadian rhythm.
- Wind down; practice a bedtime ritual like reading or yoga.
- Avoid caffeine and hidden sources of caffeine, like chocolate.
- Try not to nap during the day, but if you must, make it a power nap of 20 minutes or less.
- Stick to a routine; go to bed and wake around the same time, even on weekends!
- Don’t eat heavy foods before bed it upsets your digestive system.
- White noise can help you fall asleep, try a fan or white noise app.
- Set the room to the right temperature; between 68°-70° is ideal.
- Upgrade your bedding; is it time for a new mattress? Do you have the right pillow? With so many types available, investigate what would work best for you? Have you thought about bamboo sheets to help keep you cool?
- My tip; avoid looking at the clock when you wake or have to get up in the night. This one is psychological!
Do you have any tips for a better night’s sleep?