Pillows can be a little confusing to buy since they are made for different purposes and have so many different options. This blog post will help you find the perfect pillow for your sleep needs.
First, let's talk about what kind of sleeper you are: Side Sleeper, Stomach Sleeper or Back Sleeper. Then we'll figure out which type of pillow is best suited for your sleeping habits
What pillow is best for me quiz is a quick way for finding the bets pillow for you
What position do you sleep in?
Just like the mattress buying guide, sleeping position is also a deciding factor when it comes to buying a pillow.
Your neck needs support, and your head won’t want to tilt any direction if you have the right pillow. If you are a back sleeper, then get an appropriate thickness of pillow that will let it stabilize while keeping your chin from facing too far up. Side sleepers should go for one with more height in order not to ruin their spinal alignment by tilting either way on top it as they doze off into dreamland. Stomach-sleepers need something thin enough so they can keep there necks tucked without raising them straight up into the air where gravity is never going work in our favor!
Is the pillow right for the type of mattress you have?
It's important to know whether or not a firmer mattress would work well with thicker, fuller pillows (which are typically good for side sleepers) or thinner ones which allow the body to sink into them. For people who prefer softer mattresses and those who like sinking in when they lay down, it might make sense to use thin flat pillows as opposed to thick fluffy ones.
A firmer mattress leaves a larger gap between the bed and your neck to fill, meaning that you won't sink in as much.
Are you a hot sleeper?
If you tend to get sweaty while you sleep, don't worry about your pillow getting all hot and gross on the inside. A cool alternative is a pillows made from shredded foam or polyester that will stay cooler longer than those made with solid foam in them.
The different kinds of pillows
Polyester pillows have the least expensive price tag and are likely to be your first option when shopping for a new pillow. However, it can feel like you’re sleeping on a slab of concrete due to its inability to hold shape over time and is one that should not take priority in any list unless solely based on cost-effectiveness as there will inevitably need replacing at an earlier date than other options such as cotton or down/feathers which offer more comfortability with longevity compared against polyesters fibers filling.
Memory Foam Pillows
It is quite fascinating to learn that polyurethane can be found in many mattresses, and it's not surprising then that memory foam pillows are also made of this material. Memory foam pillows are often denser than other types of pillow because they conform more closely to the shape your head takes as you sleep on them.
When it comes to pillows, there are many different types. If you sleep on your back or stomach, a firm pillow is best for you because they keep your head and neck in alignment. Side-sleepers should get a thin foam pillow that will contour to the curve of their head as well as offer some support for their neck when lying on one side . For those who prefer sleeping on their side but don't like having an uncomfortable kink in their neck from using traditional pillows (which can happen), try out a cervical wedge which provides excellent support without any pressure points. Back sleepers need thick cushions with plenty of fill material so they won’t sink into them easily during the night. Memory foam fills