Petting an animal melts stress but what if you don’t have a pet? Do you know someone who would benefit from having a pet but cannot take care of one?
That’s what faux or fake fur pillows are for. They are phenomenal stress relievers. Petting fake fur pillows mimics petting an animal. The fake fur feeling is almost like petting a faithful dog or a purring kitty. Petting reduces a day’s buildup of stress. The mind won’t comprehend that it isn’t petting an animal once it relaxes as long as the eyes aren’t fixated on the pillow. Stroke the pillow all day and it won’t get tired and run away.
While petting a fake fur pillow is soothing there are a few other things that they may not be so good for and another thing or two that they are.
Fake fur pillows are soft and cuddly but they may not be the best choice to sleep on. They can trap dirt among the shaft of each fur strand. The dirt can be harder to notice than with a regular pillow and can be more difficult to know when the pillow needs washed than with an eye check for dirt.
If you pat the pillow a flurry of dust may rise and is a checking point for dirt if you don’t see any with an eye check.
The fur pillows can float lint, which may fly up the nose if they are slept on along with breathing in the trapped dirt.
You can place the fur pillow in a pillowcase before headrest use or you can wrap it in plastic. Preferably a pillowcase is a better and safer choice. Plastic with all the possibilities for suffocation that go along with it is not advised as something to sleep on. The plastic could come off and get wrapped around the neck or get sucked up into the nose or mouth but in either situation it could cause choking or strangulation during sleep.
The fur pillows are comfort for a footrest, an armrest and an achy back and they will give you some support.
They are cute decorative additions to stuffed toy animals. The toy animals can sit or lie on them adding color and fluff to short or long fur stuffed animals. The pillows are an extension of the toy animals and an accessory. They will also add color to bedspreads and perk up the atmosphere of any room.