Four Factors to Consider When Choosing a Pillow

Sleeping Pillows

When selecting a pillow, there are a few key factors to keep in mind to ensure you get the best one for your needs.

1. Sleeping Position
Back Sleepers: Look for a medium thickness pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck.

Side Sleepers: Opt for a thick firm pillow to keep your neck and spine aligned.

Stomach Sleepers: Choose a soft, flat pillow to prevent strain on your neck.

2. Material
Memory Foam: Conforms to your shape and offers great support. Be sure to get firm memory foam that doesn’t soften too much from body heat, as if it does you will lose its support.

Down: Soft and mould-able, perfect for those who like a plush feel.

Micro-beads: Soft and Mould-able like down, but without the allergens.

Water Bag: These pillows come with a fill-able bladder so you can adjust the firmness and thickness of the pillow.

3. Allergies
If you suffer from allergies, consider hypoallergenic pillows to prevent any reactions during the night.

4. Spend What Is Necessary
Pillows come in a wide range of prices. Cheaper pillows don’t support you properly. Considering that you are going to spend hundreds of hours lying on your pillow be prepared to spend between $70.00 and $250.00 for a good pillow.

Signs You Need a New Pillow
It’s crucial to know when it’s time to replace your pillow to ensure you’re getting the best quality sleep possible. If you are waking up with neck or upper back pain, you probably need a new pillow. Most low-end pillows last one to two years. High-end pillows last up to five years.

Conclusion
Choosing the right pillow is crucial for a good night’s sleep and overall health. By considering factors like your sleeping position and material preferences, you can find the perfect pillow to suit your needs and ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

If you have more questions about the right pillow, and/or if you are still waking up with pain after getting a new pillow contact our office for an evaluation.

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