Bed-pillow is not being thought so often. Most of the people think about their mattresses but not think about their pillows as much as the mattress because mattresses are the largest and the most important investment to make your sleep better. But there is another important factor that affects your sleep quality which is a pillow. Pillows are as important as the mattress when it comes to the quality of sleep. Sleeping on a worn out pillow may not be suited for your sleep comfort.
Before you buy a pillow you need to think about your most preferred position while you sleep. There are so many types of sleep position, for example, some likes to sleep on their stomach and some likes to sleep on their side. All these types of sleep require different type of pillow so if you know your sleep position before buying any pillow you will make the right decision.
If you sleep in a good posture your sleep will be less soundly by time and you will wake up without feeling pain or stiffness. You even will be a more energetic and less tired with a right sleeping posture. As well as your mattress your pillow supports you for a healthy sleep posture. Posture is a body in alignment that it starts from the knees and hips, through the spine to the chest and shoulders, head and neck. The most important part of the posture is your neck and shoulder. If you don’t support your neck and shoulder while you sleep you will cause to strain in your neck, back, and your shoulders. Also, you need to prop your neck and shoulder at a right angle, means not twisting or crunching, to avoid these difficulties.
Although you may already have a pretty good idea about your preferred position, it is good to take a few nights to confirm it.
Although you may have chosen your preferred sleeping position it is always good to take a few nights to be sure. So spend a few nights to discover your favorite sleeping position. To make it right, follow these steps. Spend some time on your back then turn to your side and to your stomach. Distinguish between these positions and see which one brings you the most comfort. If you can’t sleep for example on your back, this is probably not suitable for you. Eliminate to find the perfect position. After this step, take attention to your waking up position. As soon as you wake up, be aware of your position and write it down. After 1 week you will understand your body wants to sleep in the position you most frequently wake up.
So the best pillow for you is one that gives you a comfortable feeling to rest your head on, and supports your head, neck, and shoulders and matches your mattress. When choosing a pillow you need to make several considerations. You can find below the most important ones.
There are several types of pillow for each sleeping position. If your preferred position is on your stomach, soft and flat pillows you need to choose because these type of pillows will llow your neck to stay more in line with your spine. If your preferred position is sleeping on the side, you will need medium thick pillows. The reason to not choose it so thick is, it will pressure your head more than you wanted and it will push your head too far forward. And some pillows are so soft. If you choose thick and soft pillow your head will be lost in that pillow. In this case, the best pillow is thicker and firmer on the bottom so you can support your neck better than soft ones. If your preferred position is sleeping on your side, thick and firm pillows are work for you, so you can support your neck and shoulder to avoid pain and provide comfort. Some people like to sleep in different positions, if you are one of them, you can think about the medium thick pillows and a bit softer ones so you can use it in different positions without having any pain.
If you equip yourself with some basic information about the pillow fillings before buying any type of pillow, you can make the right decision easily. There is a wide variety of pillow fillings as well as a distinct diversity of sleeping positions. If you browse through the internet, you will see there are many types of pillows and each type has different things to offer.
If you have medical issues such as asthma, chronic pains on your neck or shoulders or allergies, there are special pillow-fillers for each type of medical issues as well as the covers. The cost of a pillow will depend largely on the size and material it has, so you need to consider the cost.
If you have allergies, you may like to have wool or cotton pillows because these type of pillows are not susceptible to dust mites or mold. So you can reduce the allergy while you sleep. Consider about your sleeping position also. if you have an allergy and your preferred position is on your stomach, these pillow types will not be suitable for you because these pillows are quite firm. But you always can find thin and not allergic pillows.
Memory foam pillow is made of polyurethane and some chemicals which is not harmful to people. These pillows provide good support, so if you have neck or shoulder problems and looking for a long lasting pillow, memory foam pillows will be your best choice.
There are also some manufacturers making the special type of pillows with many design and material. if you are not a person that regular type of pillows do not suitable for you, you may consider going these places to pick your best pillow with a little research on the internet. But keep in mind that, if you are on a budget these pillows may not be your best choise because they can be quite expensive.
Before visiting the showrooms, go online and browse through the internet and determine your pillow type. Also reading reviews for the different type of pillows will be beneficial for you.
Written by/ Yilmaz Gokce Duz