When we’re young, we often throw caution to the wind and ignore our health. One area in particular that we completely forget about is sleep. Getting a few hours of sleep here and there seems like enough to stay healthy. However, the amount of and the way we sleep has a direct impact on our health for years to come.
Young people need a comfortable and supportive pillow to prevent head, neck and shoulder pain and problems. There are two purposes to using a pillow: comfort and support. It’s up to both young and old alike to select a pillow that provides the support you need to be comfortable.
Choosing a pillow that is right for you is a tricky process. There are, however, a few important tips you can use to maximize your selection and improve your health along the way. Consider the following to learn more.
Side Sleepers: A comfortable pillow that supports your neck and space between your head and shoulder is the best. Look for a soft or medium pillow (depending on your comfort level). Side sleepers may benefit from sleeping with a Boudoir or Throw Pillow between their knees – it supports the spine alignment.
Back Sleepers: A durable and shapeable pillow that molds to the neck’s curve that has consistent support is highly recommended. Look for a medium or firm pillow. A Knee Pillow under your knees can help your lower back.
Stomach Sleepers: Frankly, your sleeping style is not suggested as it puts stress on your lower back, and it may create neck pain. Stomach sleepers may try a Body Pillow to give them a better night’s sleep.