Steps to find the right pillow for you

We all need pillow to sleep, and importantly, we all use different type of pillows. Some use soft pillows, while other use thick pillow, and still, there are others who use air pillows.Pillows are a necessary sleep accessory. Right kind of pillow would lead you to great sleep, while wrong pillow would affect your health and lead to stress and back pains.

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It’s therefore significant that you allow yourself to experiment a little, and find what sort of pillow would be ideal for you.

Before you eventually choose a pillow, you need to find what type of sleeper you are. How do you sleep? Different sleep styles would lead to different use of pillows.

Back sleepers.

If you are a back sleeper, then you are advised to choose particular type of pillow, which would help your head and the neck to relax completely.

Remember, if your head and neck are not able to find relaxation, then you won’t have good sleep. For a back sleeper, it’s essential that you opt for ergonomic pillows. These pillows allow your head and neck to relax completely.

However, ergonomic pillow comes in various sizes. For a taller person, a different sized pillow is recommended, than for someone who is short. You are therefore advised to look for various brands of pillow manufactured by different companies, and try, and then choose according to your size of your head and neck.

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Side sleepers.

For those who prefer to sleep sideways, it’s essential that your pillow fills the gap between your head and shoulder, to provide you with reasonable comfort and ease.

A side sleeper should use firm pillows, buck wheat hull pillow are recommended for side sleepers.

Mind you, a side sleeper may also sleep back to the bed; no sleeper would sleep in a particular way the whole night, a person changes its sleep positions the whole night, therefore the chosen pillow should also help a sleeper to feel comfortable even when a person changes its sleep position.

Stomach sleepers.

There are some sleepers, who prefer to sleep on their stomach, they are called stomach sleepers. For such persons, thin pillow are recommended, as they help you avoid putting stress on your back.

Stomach sleepers should look for those pillows that would fit their sleep angles. People have various stomach sizes, and therefore, they may require different pillow sizes.

Lastly, always use pillows that suit your sleeping style.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 12, 2010

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