According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. If your sleepless nights are taking a toll on your health, you might consider your pillow the culprit. A bad sleep environment can include your mattress, the foundation, your bedding, and also the pillows you use. The wrong pillow can leave you with neck pain, headaches, and exacerbate symptoms of health issues. Luckily, items like bedding and pillows are a far easier fix than a new mattress if that’s not yet in your budget. The first things you’ll need to consider when buying your pillows are your bed size, sleeping style, materials, and support. You’ll want a pillow that compliments your bed size, works with the position of your body as you rest, is easy to maintain and keep clean, and comfortably supports your head to allow for correct spine alignment. Here is a short breakdown on how to choose the best pillow for your sleeping style.
Best pillows for side sleepers – Side sleepers may need a firmer pillow and a pillow on the thicker side. Look for one that’s as thick as the distance between your ear and outside shoulder. Shredded foam would be a much better choice because of their pressure point relief properties. But, if you want to go natural, you can pick a down pillow and adjust it to your liking.
Best pillows for back sleepers – Back sleepers may need a flatter pillow, to keep your head and neck in alignment. Back sleepers may want a softer pillow but if you have neck pain and sleep on your back, look for a pillow that provides additional support, while maintaining the softness that’s comfortable for you.
Best pillows for stomach sleepers – Stomach sleepers may need a soft pillow (or no pillow at all) underneath their head. You don’t want your head raised too high. A pillow under your stomach and pelvis may help prevent back pain by keeping the spine aligned.
Best pillows for sleep apnea – Sleeping on your back is not recommended for this condition as it can increase the number and occurrence of apnea episodes. Specialized wedge pillows and cervical pillows (also called contour pillows) can provide support allowing your airway to remain open as you relax during sleep. Wedge pillows can also be used to alleviate or improve issues such as snoring, heartburn, improve circulation, as well as provide pain relief.
Best pillows for hot sleepers – In addition to a mattress with cooling technology, there are quality choices like the ‘snow cooling’ pillows in stock at BoxDrop to help keep you comfortable and regulate your temperature.
Best pillows for pregnant women – Pregnancy pillows are C or U shaped to allow maximum comfort during sleep without the added pressure to the stomach. If you are not allergic to down, then feathers are a perfect material for body pillows. Memory foam is an ideal option if you require a bit more hug and contouring.
Although there is no such thing as the “best pillow” that will suit everyone, doing a little research and asking the right questions before your purchase can help ensure the best experience. BoxDrop Corpus Christi offers some of the best mattress sales in Corpus Christi, as well as amazing customer service (just check out our happy customer testimonials on Facebook!) Call Us at 361-876-4445 today to schedule your appointment for a consultation or visit us in-store at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas.