Upgrade your old pillow and rest your head on the best: Scandia down

A good pillow is one of the most important ingredients for a restful nights’ sleep. And if your neck feels stiff in the mornings, your flat, lumpy old pillow might be the culprit. 

It’s time for an upgrade: Scandia down pillows are among the highest quality on the market. Filled with soft, responsibly-sourced Hungarian down, these pillows are quite literally a dream.

But how do you know it's time to trash your current pillow? A few common signs are:

  • It's flat. If you can fold it in half, it's time to replace it.
  • It's stained. Body oils, sweat and other liquids can seep into the core of the pillow and break down what's inside. If you see serious stains, your pillow needs to go.
  • You routinely wake up with neck pain or stiffness. This is a sign your pillow is no longer supporting your head the way it should.
  • You've changed sleeping positions. Were you once a back sleeper but now swear by side-sleeping? You need a firmer, more supportive pillow.
  • You've had it for more than two years. Pillow lifespans can vary depending on the manufacturer and type. But a good rule of thumb is every two years, give your pillow a thorough inspection and replace it if necessary.


Check back next week to find out what to do with your old pillow!

So how do you choose the right pillow to replace it? You'll need to keep a few things in mind. Let’s get “down” to it:

Sleeping position

If you’re a stomach sleeper, you want a soft pillow that won’t strain your neck too far backward. Likewise for a side sleeper, you need something firm enough that your neck won’t sag. Back sleepers need something in the middle.

Fill power

Higher fill power means more "loft" and higher pillow quality. Scandia’s start at 600 fill power and move up from there.


To keep all that soft, fluffy goodness inside (and mites, body oils and other yucky stuff out), look for a pillow with at least a 300-thread-count shell.

Here are our picks for the perfect pillow:

Scandia Copenhagen

Filled with 600 fill power European white down and covered with soft, durable cotton cambric ticking, this pillow is handcrafted in the United States, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and service for a lifetime. The cotton piping around the edges is double-stitched for durability, ensuring this pillow will last for years to come.



Scandia Lucerne

With 650 fill power pure Hungarian white goose down covered with silky-soft cotton Damask stripe ticking, this certified hypoallergenic pillow is perfect for any room in the house. It features sateen piping around the edges and is double-stitched for durability. Like all Scandia pillows, it's accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and service for a lifetime.


Scandia Salzburg

The Salzburg pillow combines the extraordinary loft of Scandia's 720 fill-power Polish white goose down nestled in an exquisite 400 thread count German sateen shell. Each Salzburg pillow is carefully crafted in the United States from European components and is accompanied by the Scandia certificate of authenticity and lifetime warranty.


Scandia St. Petersburg

Inspired by the richness of the imperial city, the St. Petersburg is a regal offering crafted from the finest Siberian down and covered in superior German silk Damask. With a fill power of 850 – 900 Siberian white goose down—a sublime ratio resulting in supreme fluff and loft— this heirloom-quality pillow is the ultimate refinement for the home. Handcrafted in the United States, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and service for life, the St. Petersburg is for those who require the best the world has to offer.

The St. Petersburg pillow may be customized for your home, yacht or plane.

Stop by the store and feel the Scandia difference for yourself.