Choosing pillows can be quite the pain. With so many different types to pick, what pillows really best for you? Replacing pillows regularly is extremely important as they deteriorate at a more rapid rate than other bedding which can lead to poor sleep and a bad neck. If you find your pillows not the same as it used to be, then Here’s How To Choose The Perfect Pillow…
If you suffer from hayfever, dust allergies or generally wake up feeling blocked up in the morning, it might be time to switch to Anti-Allergy pillows. Anti-Allergy (Hypoallergenic) pillows are treated with a chemical to prevent an infestation of dust or pollen in the pillow. Which means they’re ideal for allergy sufferers as they reduce the risk of breathing in dust throughout the night greatly.
Side sleepers account for over half the population making it by far and away the most popular way to sleep. Sleeping on your side with the wrong type of pillow can lead to neck and back pain. Whenever we sleep, the goal is to keep the vertebrae as relaxed as possible. To keep your spine straight, sleep with a memory foam pillow. The memory foam allows your head to sink in without contorting your back. Perfect for side sleepers!
If you sleep on your back, your pillows are likely to wear out quicker. When pillows wear out, they tend to become flat and if your back sleeper, this becomes a problem for your neck. If you tend to wake up with a crick in your neck, it’s because your pillow isn’t supporting your head and putting your spine out of line. The best pillow for a back sleeper is Medium-Firm or Firm. Keeping the head slightly raised when sleeping on your back is ideal.
Sleeping on your front is by far the worst way you could possibly sleep. But if you are a front sleeper, the best chance you’ll get at a good nights sleep is with no pillow or an incredibly soft pillow. Sleeping on your front puts your spine out of line and raising your head is going to make it 10 times worse so try and sleep with the flattest pillow possible.