Find Your Perfect Pillow
Catching some quality sleep could be as easy as swapping out your pillow. It’s awful to wake up with aches and pains or that dreaded crick in the neck just from sleeping. Sometimes you end up just as exhausted as when you went to bed. To resolve this, most people will opt for a new mattress or comfier bedding, but overlooking your pillow could be your big mistake.
Believe it or not, pillows aren’t a one-size-fits-all product. Their purpose is to make sure your head, neck, and shoulders stay aligned while you sleep. Pillows are specifically designed with different sleepers in mind. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you find your perfect pillow.
What kind of sleeper are you?
It’s important to know what kind of sleeper you are in order to choose the best shape and firmness of your perfect pillow. The best pillow for side sleepers is an extra firm pillow that will support the space between their neck and shoulder. A stomach sleeper needs a pillow that will compress. A back sleeper needs support on all sides of where their head falls. So, figure out how you sleep in order to find your best pillow.
What material works best for you?
Allergies, body temperature, and skin problems can help you decide on your perfect pillow. If you’re allergic to latex or down, obviously, it’s a bad idea to use latex or down pillows. Consult your doctor to see if you might be allergic to the material of your pillow. If you tend to run really hot at night, try a cooling pillow like gel memory foam or down pillows for a better night’s sleep. If you’re experiencing acne breakouts, you may want to switch from satin pillowcases and make sure you wash them regularly.
What else can I use pillows for?
You can use pillows all throughout your life. Pillows make great décor and they immediately add coziness and a homey feel to any room. Sham pillows add flare and style to your bed. Throw pillows make your couch a comfy sanctuary. But so many pillows can be functional too. Add a lumbar pillow to your home office chair and try a neck pillow the next time you’re on a long flight for neck support.
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