Why a One-Size-Fits-All Pillow Doesn’t Work for Everyone 

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Pillow Doesn't Work for Everyone

A one-size-fits-all pillow does not work.

You wouldn’t buy just any mattress because you know that how a mattress fits your body depends on several factors. Mattress height, softness, and materials all create a different sleep experience for individuals. The same consideration must be applied to pillows. A one-size-fits-all pillow does not work. If you want the ultimate sleeping experience, you need to consider a number of factors, like sleeping positions, materials, and more, to find your ideal pillow. Mattress Peddlers is here to help you find the ideal pillow for your sleepy haven. 

Consider Your Sleeping Position 

When you’re sleeping in the proper position for your body, your spine will be aligned, your joints supported, and you will wake up feeling rested. Consider what pillows you need for the following positions: 

  • Back Sleepers: You need a pillow that supports your head, neck, and shoulders. We recommend a pillow lower in height than one for side sleepers so you can keep your spine in alignment. 
  • Side Sleepers: Your pillow has to support your head and neck to maintain a horizontal straight line along your spine. Because of this, you will need a thicker pillow. You might also place a pillow between your knees to further create a neutral spine position. 
  • Stomach Sleepers: This position can place stress on your neck and back if your head is not propped up evenly. We recommend sleeping directly on the mattress without a pillow to avoid further strain. If you prefer a pillow, it must be the flattest model available. 

Pillow Materials 

A one-size-fits-all pillow also does not apply to materials. Numerous pillow materials are available, so you must consider which one is best for you. For example, memory foam can offer incredible support but also generates heat for those who sleep hot. If you sleep hot, try a gel hybrid pillow, which uses regulation technology to offer support and coolness. 

You may also explore pillows with latex or hypoallergenic fibers to control allergies and other irritants that keep you awake at night. 

Sleeping and Health Considerations

If you have sleep apnea or use a CPAP machine, the right pillow can help your mask stay on at night. Other concerns, like allergies, mean hypoallergenic pillows are best. These pillows are made with materials that resist allergens and feature a removable, machine-washable cover. 

Loft Levels

The loft level of your pillow refers to height, and you may need a higher or lower pillow, depending on your sleep position. Remember the golden rule: a pillow’s purpose is to support your head, neck, and shoulders and keep your spine aligned. Back sleepers might need a higher pillow, and side sleepers need the highest loft to keep their spine horizontal from the neck to their lower back. 

If you’re ready to find the best pillow to pair with your dream mattress, contact Mattress Peddlers today for guidance. 


When doing your research on Mattress Peddlers, you’ll find we match up to top-quality mattress company criteria, and even go beyond it! We’ve been a family-owned business providing quality mattresses and furniture throughout Delaware and even beyond since 1994. We love working closely with our customers to figure out their needs and also offer free shipping throughout Lewes, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach, Harbeson, and the surrounding areas of Delaware.

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