Finding the right pillow can be confusing, with many factors to consider including value for money, comfort, and support. I can’t claim to have all of the answers, unfortunately, but I know from personal experience how hard can be to choose.
- Pillows can contain a wide variety of materials, leaving you to choose between feathers, foam, latex, memory foam, and others. They also come in a surprising number of shapes and sizes, so where do you begin?
- Knowing where to start is easy, luckily. Taking your preferred sleeping position into account will rule out some of the choices right away.
- If you sleep on your stomach, you really should find a soft, flat pillow that doesn’t distort your neck position and strain you shoulders and upper spine.
- A side sleeper needs a firm pillow to support the head and neck.
- Something in between firm and soft is best if you are a back sleeper. A softer pillow will cushion and support you best.
- You also need to take your budget into account, of course. Orthopedic pillows will definitely cost more, as will latex or memory foam, but the price may be worth it if helps you avoid being plagued by shoulder and neck pain every day. If you have serious issues with pain, a good pillow is an investment you won’t regret.
There is no set of rules that will work for everyone when choosing a pillow. We are all different. But taking your habitual sleeping position as a starting point is a good idea for everyone. Knowing which material you like best is another helpful piece of information. Just using these two criteria, you will be well on your way to choosing the right pillow.
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