What Kind Of Pillow Is Best For You?

- July 6, 2018

What did the insomniac say to his pillow? You are a pain in my neck!

When all you do is toss and turn in your bed the entire night, your pillow might be the culprit. What most people don’t know is that not all pillows are the same. They don’t have the one-size-fits-everyone feature, which is probably the reason why you don’t feel comfortable in your own bed.

A soft and comfortable pillow is the key to opening the door to your dreamland. Every person has a different sleep quirk and one thing that they are set in, is their sleeping position. With so many types of pillows available on the market, it’s quite overwhelming to choose one that suits your needs, especially your sleeping style.

To provide you the ultimate comfort, we have divided the types of pillows according to the types of sleepers. So, have a look at them and find out the one that matches your sleeping style:

Low-Loft Pillow for Stomach Sleepers

The problem with sleeping on your stomach is that it can put a lot of pressure on the lower back. There are two types of stomach sleepers: the one who are fully stomach down and the other, who like to keep their body a little sideways. In both cases, the best pillow for these sleepers is a low-loft pillow. It’s a thin pillow with a height of 4.5" that you can easily place under your stomach or chest. This pillow lies flat on the bed, so that you can easily mold it to your body shape.

Medium-Firm Pillow for Back Sleepers

A medium-firm pillow or a memory foam pillow provides back sleepers with support for the cervical spine’s natural curvature. The memory foam pillow has more loft on the 1/3 end of the pillow, which cradles the neck. Since the pillow is of medium height, it provides additional back support, as the body is on a plain level. If you are worried about putting too much pressure on the lower back, then place a pillow under the knees.

Pillows for Side Sleepers

The one problem that side sleepers face is the gap between their ear and shoulder. These types of sleepers require a pillow that curves around the neck and head, and provides proper alignment. A pillow that is 4" tall is best for these sleepers but it differs in comfort and material. The first in line is a gusset pillow that has a panel running on all four sides of it. This gives the pillow a little extra height, enough to support the sweet spot between the ear and shoulder.

There’s also the soft latex pillow that maintains its form for quite a few years and provides neck support. Lastly, the orthopedic pillow is similar to the memory foam but has a curve for neck support.

Now that you know that not every pillow fits all sleepers, you can guess the reason behind your neck pain. So, go ahead and choose a pillow according to your sleeping style and you will wake up feeling fresh in the morning. 

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