If you have health issues such as neck pain, shoulder freeze, backache, your pillow can make all the difference. You can and should experience a good night’s sleep, free of any pain. To get the perfect pillow, consider your sleeping style, whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach.
What’s the ideal pillow?
The right support is the medium or firm feel (the options are soft, medium and firm) and not too thick, one that support the neutral alignment. The neutral alignment means that your head – naturally – is sitting on your shoulders without winding back too far or pushing too forward. Your sleep should reflect the same neutral alignment.
So, what are recommended pillows for your sleeping style?
- Side Sleepers: A comfortable pillow that supports your neck and the 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. A Knee Pillow under your knees can help your lower back.
- Stomach Sleepers: Candidly, 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.
There is one extra consideration when looking at finding a perfect pillow. If you toss and turn at night, you may consider the size of the pillow, standard, queen or king. An extra large pillow may be the right solution for toss-and-turn sleepers as they provide the support you need.