Pillow Active Review: Sleep Better, Keep Cold and Flu at Bay

Pillow Active Review

Struggling to sleep at night because you have a cold, the flu, or congestion issues compromising how well you breathe?

Pillow Active offer pillowcases that are designed to help with these problems.

These pillowcases have what’s known as ‘micro-encapsulation’ technology to release essential oils known to help reduce the effects of colds and flu, as well as promoting better breathing.

You may have used eucalyptus or chamomile oils on your pillows or on a cloth under your pillows before to help relieve cold symptoms. It really works, so having a pillowcase infused with the oils is a great idea.

This Pillow Active Review will cover everything you need to know about this product that you’ve probably seen on TV. It may just be what you’re looking for to get a great night’s sleep!

Pillow Active Review Chamomile and ValerianAmazon.co.uk buy button

Does Pillow Active Cases Help with Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Firstly, I’m going to state the obvious…

There are no cures for the common cold or flu, and any product that promises to clear up these health conditions aren’t being truthful.

There are lots of medicines and products that help to lessen the symptoms and make you more comfortable. I know I’m always quick to take various treatments to try and rid myself of a cold as soon as possible so I can get back to feeling 100%.

Pillow Active is one of these products, the essential oils infused in the pillowcase are great at helping to open up your airways so you can breathe easier.

If you’re breathing easier, then you are getting more sleep which is imperative to your recovery. Not to mention it’s frustrating being all bunged up and feels great to finally breathe better.

How Does Pillow Active Work?

The micro-encapsulation technology the company talks about basically means that when you move your head on your pillow, the pillowcase releases a little of the scent for you to breathe in.

Pillow Active claim the pillowcase will keep its scent for up to 15 washes. This is more than enough to last the winter when all these ailments are at their peak, so it’s certainly worth giving this product a try in my opinion.

Pillow Active Aromatherapy Vanilla Pillow Case

Pillow Active Aromatherapy Vanilla Pillow CaseAmazon.co.uk buy button

Pillow Active also have a pillowcase infused with vanilla. They claim this helps you to relax, feel better, and sleep better.

So, does the scent of vanilla help you sleep better?

According to sleep.org, vanilla is one of the scents that can help you to relax and sleep better – so yes!

Under strict testing people who smelled vanilla while carrying out a stress test were shown to have more stable heart rates and better blood pressure readings than the subjects who took the same test without a vanilla scent.

If you don’t have a cold or congestions issues and just want to have a lovely scent on your pillow to help you relax I recommend checking out the Pillow Active Vanilla Pillow Case.

What If I Don’t Like the Scent of Vanilla?

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like the sweet scent of vanilla. But,  if you can’t stand the smell and still want to have a scent aid to help you relax, here are some other scents that are just as good:

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile (found in the original Pillow Active!)
  • Frankincense

Pick up a bottle of the essential oil for any of the above scents and diffuse them in your bedroom or apply a drop of two directly onto your pillow.

Final Thoughts

Personally, I’ve used essential oils for many years and I’m a big fan of them. If you’ve not used oils before you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by these pillowcases from Pillow Active.

They really do help reduce the symptoms and discomfort from trying to sleep while you have a cold. They last for a long time, and once you get used to sleeping with a comforting scent I bet you never want to go back.

Header Image – Flickr