It is found that cotton-filled pillows would be reasonably popular. Cotton pillows that are basically used to be famous and very much used, but advancements in the technology introduced popular new synthetic pillow filling as well in the market with the types like memory foam, and polyfill. These materials have relegated cotton to a minority position as pillow filling.
Cotton pillows don’t smell!
A new pillow obviously shouldn’t smell bad. Unfortunately many of the most popular pillows available do. The odor of the cotton pillow is damn overwhelming.
#1 Cotton pillows are not as supportive as some other pillow types
As I mentioned above, my impression when it came out of the box was that it didn’t seem very malleable. My suspicion was correct. The cotton filling is adjusted by pushing it toward the edges in an effort to make an indentation for my head. The cotton filling is crushed, tangled and twisted into one large rectangular piece that stubbornly holds its shape. It isn’t capable of giving the same constant support that a moldable pillow filling like down or buckwheat hulls can provide.
With soft pillow filling like down there, fluffing, it opens space between the feather filling which is unique and, making it thicker as well as bigger. Having a down pillow, you can put your head into it, pushing the feather fill to the edges, which wrap around your head providing excellent support. I tried this technique with my cotton pillow. Again, the cotton filling proved good to adjustments.
#2 Cotton pillows are cooler than most pillow types (but not all)
It’s pretty simple really: breathable pillows are cool pillows. Pillow filling types that are available so far which actually allow air to circulate freely will permit warm humid air to quickly escape so far from the space, keeping your pillow comfortable all night long which is mandatory. Conversely, pillow fill that actually doesn’t allow airflow which also generates body heat so far.
All pillows absorb your body heat. Some types of pillow filling like memory foam can keep that heat for over a half an hour.
It is experienced that cotton pillow doesn’t carry heat than the most popular pillow types including memory foam, down and polyfill.
On the other hand, the cotton filling couldn’t compete with the breathable filling of a buckwheat pillow which returned to room temperature in only 2 minutes!
#3 Cotton pillow: it clumps and becomes flat with use
Initially I had no complaints about clumping or flattening. The cotton pillow actually is like it is the same in shape and compressibility and elasticity which is malleable. It also seemed to have enough loft to support my side sleeping position relatively consistently. The pillow was used for 3-4 weeks, despite being generally unhappy with it, because it can take a while to get used to a new bed pillow. The pillow has been kicking around our house for almost 5 months. It is contracting, making it feel lumpy and less malleable than it was when new. The pillow is also very much thinner as it uses to have sufficient loft to keep your head elevated properly, but now it’s too thin to have so far.
I’m in favor of so far to buckwheat pillows, which offer support that’s where it goes good to any other pillow filling all have tried, so the cotton filling is a bit of a disappointment so far. To those who are accustomed to soft, squishy pillow filling like down, cotton pillow might be more impressive.
So, basically these are some points towards this which you may see for betterment.