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Choosing The Perfect Pillow

How To Choose The Perfect Pillow

Finding a pillow that meets all of your demands can be tricky. It's something that's impossible to truly test out in the store, but its use can play a big role in your sleep quality. To make sure you're choosing a pillow that meets your needs, it's important to understand what to look for. In this guide, we'll cover the main considerations you should keep in mind when pillow shopping.

Sleep Style:

Before you start shopping, determine what your sleep style is. Generally, there are side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers. Depending on which one you are, you'll have unique needs when it comes to your pillow choice:

  • Side sleepers: A thicker side sleeper pillow provides the support you need.
  • Stomach sleepers: Choose a thinner pillow for stomach sleepers.
  • Back sleepers: A back sleeper rests best when a pillow has a medium thickness.
If you're a combination of multiple sleep styles, go for a medium-thickness pillow. Ideally, the thickness or thinness of your pillow will keep your neck aligned with your spine. Therefore, slight variations on these guidelines might be needed depending on your size and shape.

Fill Type:

In addition to the thickness of your pillow, you'll also want to consider the fill type. This can have an effect on how you sleep as well. The three main styles are down, polyester and memory foam. Polyester and down are both a soft, fluffy style, and poly-filled pillows have the added benefit of more affordable pricing. Memory foam is another popular option, but one concern to keep in mind is that it often retains heat and can become quite warm if you stay in the same position for long periods of time while sleeping.

Special Features:

Depending on your unique needs, you may want to seek out pillows with certain features, such as:

  • Hypo-allergenic materials
  • Machine-washable care instructions
  • Multiple size options (standard, queen or king)
  • Temperature-regulating technology
While you're shopping for the perfect pillow, don't forget to check out any accessories you might need, like pillowcases and pillow covers. With this information at hand, you're ready to buy a pillow that helps you get a good night's sleep night after night.

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