How to Find the Right Pillow?

It is very important that you get the best sleep every night. How you've slept through the night will dictate your level of productivity the next day, and sleeping uncomfortably can also lead to chronic discomfort and pain throughout your body, your neck, and your shoulders. It can also worsen headaches if you're known to suffer from them from time to time.

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How to Find the Right Pillow?

Pillows are a huge factor in dictating how comfortable you'll be able during sleep. Choosing the perfect pillow for your needs will ensure that you wake up refreshed and will definitely be a factor in improving your productivity for the rest of the day.

Listed below are the things you should consider before buying your pillows:

1. Get a pillow based on your preferred sleeping position

People sleep in different positions, which means that they need different pillows. Take a few nights observing the position in which you feel the most comfortable in. For stomach sleepers, you will need a fairly flat and soft pillow to place beneath your neck to make sure that it is aligned with your spine. This will prevent neck strains.

For people who sleep on their backs, you'll need a medium thick pillow. It shouldn't be too thick to push your head too forward nor should it be too thin that your head will just sink right into the bed. The thicker pillows are for the side sleepers, to provide both neck and back support.

2. Choose the filling of the pillow

There are different kinds of pillow fillings with different purposes. Feather pillows are very soft. They are resilient and can last for up to a decade. Wool or cotton pillows are suitable for people who have allergies because these fillings are not susceptible to dust mites or molds. 

Latex pillows are also resilient against molds, thus they can last a long time. They are quite firm, heavy, and expensive. Memory foam pillows come in all shapes and sizes. As the name implies, they "memorize" the shape of your body while you sleep, hence good for support. The only downside is that it is not breathable which tends to make it hot to sleep in.

3. Read reviews online

Before purchasing a pillow, make sure that the company is notorious for providing quality products. Otherwise, you will be wasting money buying poor quality pillows. Reading reviews is important, especially if you're planning to buy specialty pillows such as cooling pillows or anti-snoring pillows which might end up not doing what they claimed to do. 

Certain sites, Art Of Pillows in particular, provides a comprehensive analysis of the best pillows on the market. Also remember that an expensive pillow does not guarantee quality.

When testing out a pillow in the store, you can simply place the pillow underneath your head and lean against the wall as if it were you lying on your bed. Doing this simple procedure will assess if your neck is perfectly aligned with your spine. 

By considering the aforementioned factors, you are one step closer to eliminating your neck pain, headaches, and body discomfort. You can wake up every morning with a well-rested body and mind.

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