The Most Important Questions to Help You Find the Right Pillow

The Most Important Questions to Help You Find the Right Pillow

Pillow choices are so numerous now that it is downright dizzying.

Pillows date back to a time when humans just started to walk on two feet. They looked for ways to support their neck and head in multiple fashions, whether on a wood block or a rock. Not so comfortable, right? Fortunately, pillows have evolved in a big way over the last couple of years. Pillow choices are so numerous now that it is downright dizzying. However, there are a few easy questions for you to ask yourself to help you figure out which pillow fits your head the very best. Read on for the most important questions to ask yourself to help you find a pillow that is ideal for you!

What is Your Go-To Sleep Position?

The perfect pillow for you to pick comes down to your sleeping posture. That means a body in alignment, from your hips and knees to the spine, chest, shoulders, and head and neck. If your shoulders and neck are not getting the support they need, you will likely wake up sore, with courtesy of all the straining and discomfort. While there are no strict rules for which type of pillow you should have since your sleeping position can change, there are some guidelines:

  • Side sleepers: should pick pillows that are thick and firm
  • Stomach sleepers: can skip pillows in general or opt for a thin, soft one
  • Back sleepers: need flatter, more supportive pillows to keep your head or neck where they should be

What Is Your Mattress Like?

Mattresses and pillows go together like peanut butter and jelly, so you have to make sure they work well together. If you are currently using a firm mattress, then a soft pillow might be a better choice, because the pillow is lying down on a firm surface that has to adapt to the pressure of the weight of your entire head in your starting sleep position. With a softer mattress, a firmer pillow will help you keep your head and neck fully aligned.

Hot or Cold, How Do You Sleep?

If you’re the kind of sleeper that throws off your covers on a regular basis because you are too warm – then you will want to choose your pillows carefully. Memory foam is a good choice for many kinds of sleepers, but if your body temperature runs hot, it might not be the best choice for you. Think down-filled ones, or even pillows with a water reservoir inside, which could cool you down nicely.


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