If you want to wake up without aches and pains, you should choose a right pillow to keep your spine aligned.
Find your sleeping style
Different people have different sleeping position. We can see your personality from your sleep posture. However, some people’s sleeping position is not the perfect one. Sometimes, we might take the covers with us to the consternation of our sleeping partners. We tend to have a dominant position although we don’t usually stick to one position. Dominant position means the one we are in when waking up.
- While choosing a pillow, you not only should consider your dominant position but also should choose one which gives enough support or conformance for your secondary preference.
- Some people like to switch pillows from time to time to adapt to multiple sleeping positions.
- Side sleepers can stack two softer pillows for side sleeping.
- Back sleepers can use one pillow for back sleeping.
The level of support you need
A pillow that cannot provide balanced support cannot keep spine being aligned and will create pressure points. Then, you will wake up with aches and pains. If you want to sleep throughout the night and wake up without neck or shoulder pain, you can try a pillow that provides balanced support.
Pillows are made with both support and comfort features. Pillows come in different style to cater to the different needs of people. Everyone can choose the perfect combination of comfort and support. You can sink into the pillow because fluffy down clusters provide the comfort part of the equation. Feathers are used for support in a natural-fill pillow. It provides a base layer to support the sleepers head for proper spinal alignment, reducing pressure points in the head and neck.
- Stomach sleepers: You had better choose support down pillows if you’ve got to sleep on your stomach. Stomach sleeping increases pressure on the neck and spine. While sleeping, you can choose soft support pillows because they allow your head to sink down comfortably and minimize strain on your back while sleeping. Generally, stomach sleeping can cause on the neck and back.
- Side sleepers: Firm pillows provide the support you need. For adequate support, side sleepers will generally need more feather fill.
- Back sleepers: They can choose pillows that can allow their head to lay flat but not be propped up at an angle, keeping the neck in good alignment. Some back sleepers need almost no support while others need a little support.
People with larger frames, particularly one that may side sleep as well, can choose a medium support pillow. Some people sleep on their back and just prefer a firm pillow.
You can choose a softer, conforming pillow because it not only will mold to your body’s form but also give you some cushioning on top of the mattress if you are a back sleeper and prefer your head to be close to the mattress. People with thicker necks can choose soft pillow since they will have less space to fill.