The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is really important and I am a big advocate of getting enough of it. Did you realise that the way to achieve a good night’s sleep can be as simply making sure that you have the right pillow? That’s why nanu have produced the world’s first personalised pillow!

woman a sleep on personalised pillow from nanu

The benefits of a good night’s sleep include stress reduction, memory improvement, lowering blood pressure, improved mood, making you smarter and keeping the heart healthy. We have certainly found that things have improved for us since having better sleep habits. Just lately though I have started to keep waking in the night, I figured that it must be my age but nanu have invited me to try one of their personalised pillows to see if this improved things.

How often do you replace your pillow?

Latest research from nanu has revealed that most of us sleep on a pillow which is over 5 years old! I have to put my hands up and admit that I have no idea how old my pillow is! It is usually when my husband has trouble with sleep and suggests we try a new type of pillow that ours are replaced.

40% of Brits have never washed their pillows. I have to admit that the only time we wash ours is if something gets spilt on them because they take so long to dry, it is the pillow cases we wash regularly. It isn’t even something that had occurred to me before – are any of the 60% that do wash them reading this blog? Doesn’t it make the shape of the pillow change? I think that is also when we would be more likely to replace the pillows if we felt they needed replacing.

Why the Right Pillow is Important

I had already ditched a pillow because I was having trouble with my neck (and was told that one pillow was better than two) but I never realised that everyone sleeps differently. Using the wrong pillow can cause uncomfortable broken sleep, as well as neck pain and headaches. It makes sense I guess because my husband prefers a much different type of pillow to myself.

words describing sleep on nanu box

A good pillow should support the neck and back properly to avoid stiffness. Nanu is the first personalised pillow, tailored to your needs. On the nanu website you answer a series of questions about your sleeping habits (height, weight, sleep preference and softness indicator) to create you the perfect pillow.

My Thoughts on my nanu Pillow

When my nanu pillow arrived I was first struck with how environmentally friendly the packaging was. It isn’t just the packaging that ticks my zero waste box though – with nanu pillows being filled with recycled materials from plastic bottles: every nanu stops 20 plastic bottles going to landfill!

nanu environmentally friendly pillow and packaging

When it comes to my pillow I am really fussy – in fact so much so that I take my own on holiday, even when pillows are provided. Thankfully nanu comes with a 30-night free trial because when my nanu pillow arrived I felt the pillow was very big, and that maybe I had selected the wrong firmness for how I like my pillow. I thought that my neck and shoulders were very upright – but I found that the luxury nanu pillow was super soft and comfortable. After a few days I just didn’t feel I had got on with my nanu pillow at night at all. But I got in touch and ordered a new pillow with a different firmness rating – and oh my what a difference! My new nanu pillow is like an absolute dream and I literally fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. It really showed me what a difference having the right pillow for me made.

nanu’s Pillow Amnesty Campaign

Nanu have launched a new campaign encouraging everyone to change pillows every three years because people just aren’t doing it enough – with detrimental consequences to their sleep health. They believe that it is so important that they have set up a pillow amnesty via the nanu Facebook page with entrants posting a photo of their old pillows: 50 randomly selected people will then win a free personalised pillow in exchange for their old one, plus everyone who enters will receive £5 off discount code!

surrender your old pillow for the chance to win a personalised pillow from nanu and a £5 off code for all who enter
  • nanu costs £35
  • Includes FREE delivery
  • FREE returns
  • Two-year guarantee
  • 30-night free trial
  • Allergen free

This is a commissioned post. All words and opinions are honest and my own.

7 thoughts on “The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep”

  1. This is interesting. I must admit I never wash pillows. I think I’ve probably had my pillow four or five years ago and it still feels pretty good. But as you know I do have a lot of trouble sleeping and had never considered that it could be my pillow that is the problem. I may have to look at getting a new one.

  2. I’ve specially bought my eldest a quilt and pillow that can be washed easily in the washing machine recently, as he has a dust mite allergy and we realised that his old pillow was really not helping. I have no idea why I’ve never thought to wash the pillows before ha! This pillow looks great though.

  3. I change our pillows every 12 months, wash the pillow cases every week and have anti allergy pillow protectors too. My daughter is asthmatic and I think I am probably a bit over the top about bedding and dust. Off to have a look more at this website. Thanks for the heads up!


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