How To Pick The Best Pillow For You

How To Pick The Best Pillow For You

We understand that finding the perfect pillow can be a pain in your head. But, luckily for you, we are here to prepare you better at finding that stellar sleeping experience your body has been aching for.


Before you jump to any conclusions, the best pillow for you will depend on:

  1. Your sleeping position
  2. Your pain points
  3. Quality
  4. The science behind the built

Now, let’s jump into more details!

Sleeping Positions

We all know three types of people in this world—the back sleepers, side sleepers, and the unicorns: tummy sleepers. Your sleeping position doesn’t only determine your personality, but it also determines what type of pillow you should invest your money in!

Back sleepers: 

You’ll want a pillow that can support the natural arch of your neck. Also, remember that you want your neck and spine to be aligned. Think of this as the Goldilocks of sleeping positions. You’ll need a pillow that is comfortable yet be able to impose the right sleeping posture through a medium loft and firmness. 

Side sleepers: 

Back sleepers: 

You’ll want a pillow that can support the natural arch of your neck. Also, remember that you want your neck and spine to be aligned. Think of this as the Goldilocks of sleeping positions. You’ll need a pillow that is comfortable yet be able to impose the right sleeping posture through a medium loft and firmness. 

The ideal pillow for you is one that can fill up the gap between your head and the mattress. Instead of neck support, you need side support, which means maintaining proper neck and spine alignment. A pillow that is too high will wrench your neck sideways, and if you go too low, it will strain your muscles and tendons, leading to chronic pain. 

Side sleepers: 

The ideal pillow for you is one that can fill up the gap between your head and the mattress. Instead of neck support, you need side support, which means maintaining proper neck and spine alignment. A pillow that is too high will wrench your neck sideways, and if you go too low, it will strain your muscles and tendons, leading to chronic pain. 

Tummy sleepers: 

This position imparts the most stress on your back and neck out of all other positions. Because of this, many sleep experts recommend training yourself to change your sleeping position. That being said, we understand that it is impossible to change your sleeping position overnight. Hence, if you choose to sleep in this position, you’ll want a soft and low pillow, keeping your spine as neutral as possible. 

Tummy sleepers: 

This position imparts the most stress on your back and neck out of all other positions. Because of this, many sleep experts recommend training yourself to change your sleeping position. That being said, we understand that it is impossible to change your sleeping position overnight. Hence, if you choose to sleep in this position, you’ll want a soft and low pillow, keeping your spine as neutral as possible. 

Pain points

1. Neck and shoulder pain

For most sleepers, neck and shoulder pain are the most common morning struggles. Thinking this might be you? A new pillow can start your day just right! The perfect pillow stops your neck from working too hard to support the weight of your head during the night in any sleeping position. Getting the right support means presenting your spine with proper alignment all night long, delivering you a pain-free morning. Opt for a good quality memory foam pillow if you are craving to live your best life. 

2. Back pain

An improper sleeping posture often causes back pain. An easy fix to your problem is to add a pillow under your legs or lumbar region to ease some pressure and get you sleeping in a proper sleep posture. This will guarantee you're waking up pain-free in the morning. 

3. Headache

When your neck isn't given the proper support it needs, the strain and tension from holding your head's weight throughout the night can lead to morning headaches—pinpointing the exact location of where the pressure and tension help you find the pillow you need. 

Quality

If the quality is not there, it doesn't matter which type of pillow you choose—quality matters to comfort, support, and longevity, which will be reflected in the price. Once you find the pillow that works best for you, do your research, read reviews, and everything in between. Remember, you'll be spending ⅓ of your day, every day, throughout the duration of the pillow's life. 

The science behind the build

Granted, this may not be on the top of the list you typically consider when looking for a new pillow, but looking at the science behind its build is an important thing to consider. Take the Ecoden pillow for an example. The side panels are calculated to be an exact 61° to snuggle in your shoulders properly. 

Ready to upgrade your sleep? You're now equipped to find the perfect combination of comfort and support for your sleeping position and personal preference.

Better sleep starts now!

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