We all know how important it is to invest in the right mattress, but did you know that the right pillow can be
just as important when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep? If you’re waking up with a stiff neck, a sore
back or headaches, it might not be a new mattress that you need.You might need to think carefully about what you’re resting your head on at night. Read on for some great tips on how to choose the perfect pillow and guarantee yourself a good night’s sleep!
Why are pillows so important?
The best way of guaranteeing a good night’s sleep is to make sure your sleeping posture
is good. And one of the only ways to achieve this is to make sure you’re sleeping on the right mattress and the right pillow.Your body should be in alignment from the legs right through to the shoulders, neck, and head. The straighter
your spine whilst sleeping, the least chance of waking up with joint pain and the more chance of avoiding
long term problems in later years.If the body is twisted, you’ll find it harder to sleep and you’ll wake up the next morning feeling stiff and sore. Pillows play a huge role in making sure the neck and head are supported, meaning your spine is in the correct position.
What sort of sleeper are you?
How you sleep will affect what type of pillow you need? Do you sleep on your front, side or back? Or maybe a mix of all? Before you head to the shops, spend a few nights working this out so when you hit the stores you’ll know exactly what you need.
See what position you fall asleep in and the same when you wake up. This will tell you all you need to know! If you’re a back sleeper look for a medium thick pillow.Your head should be in line with your spine so not too high, not too low. Enough support to keep that spine in line! If
you prefer sleeping on your stomach, your pillow should be softer to achieve the same position and if you’re
a side sleeper, you’ll need a firmer pillow to support your neck.
What type of pillow should I choose?
There are lots of pillow fillings to consider nowadays from natural down, feathers, cotton, and wool, to
polyester and memory foam.Natural fillings are generally softer whereas wool, cotton, and synthetic are hypoallergenic and so better for those of us with allergies. Foam pillows offer more support and are better for those looking for a firmer option.And if you’re ever in doubt, try them out! Head into a local store and see what works best for you!