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If you’re waking up restless and with neck pains, your pillow could be the culprit. Pillows are designed to support and cushion your head and body – sleeping on the wrong one can lead to headaches, muscle aches, back pains, congestion, and more.
A good pillow helps create proper spinal alignment, enhance blood circulation, and reduces body pain and discomfort. The bed pillow you choose depends largely on the way you sleep and which part of the body needs extra support.
Read below to find out how to choose the best pillow for a good night’s sleep:
Cervical pillows, or neck pillows, are ideal for those who suffer from neck pain, causing them to lose valuable sleep. These pillows are designed to keep the head, neck, and spine in a straight line when lying down.
A knee pillow is placed in between the knees, helping to relieve knee and leg discomfort, while enhancing blood circulation.
Roll pillows are designed to provide head and neck support. They can also be used under the knees for knee support.
This refers to the pillow’s “stuffing.” The higher the fill power, the more fluffy and durable the pillow. Sleeping pillows can be filled with various types of materials, but the most common include:
Down pillows, or pillows stuffed with goose or duck feathers, are very soft, comfortable, and durable. These pillows are insulated, keeping users warm on those cold winter nights.
Synthetic polyester pillows are the least expensive, but have the shortest lifespan. These pillows are also machine washable.
Memory foam pillows are popular for restless sleepers because they mold to the contours of the body. This option is great for those who need a firm pillow or who have neck pain.
Water pillows are filled with water and can be adjusted to the user’s liking. A cooling water pillow is ideal for people who produce a lot of heat at night.
The pillow should help keep your head and spine in alignment. Stomach sleepers need the least support, so a soft pillow will suffice. Those who sleep on their back should look for a pillow with medium firmness. Side sleepers will need a firm pillow, a product that will cradle the neck and keep it aligned with the spine.
Pillow sizes usually correspond to mattress sizes. A Standard size pillow is 20" x 26"; Queen size is 20" x 30"; and King size is 20" x 36". The pillow you choose should fully and comfortably support your head or whichever part of the body needs relief.
For those who have allergies, it’s important to choose a pillow that will alleviate sinuses and reduce allergens. Avoid down pillows or feather pillows, and look for a hypoallergenic pillow instead.
Keep your pillow in a pillow case or protector to increase its lifespan. Keep your pillows free of dust mites and sweat buildup by washing them every couple of months. Polyester, foam, and down feathers can all be washed in the washing machine. All pillows, except foam pillows, can be machine dried on low or no heat.
Your pillows should also be replaced every couple of years. If you fold your pillow and it doesn't bounce back into shape, it's time to get a new one.
If you still need help choosing a sleeping pillow, please call us at 1-800-998-7750 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We offer a wide variety of specialty medical pillows. If you’re experiencing neck pain, a cervical pillow can help you realign your neck and head with your spinal column, reducing the pressure placed on your neck and relieving pain. If you use a CPAP machine, we offer CPAP pillows made to comfortably fit you and your mask.
Or if you prefer to sleep on your side but want to avoid the discomfort that comes from one knee resting on the other, try one of our comfortable knee pillows.