What Exactly is a Good Pillow?

A good pillow will depend on your preference, some will like it soft while others like firm. The market has different types. You can have a solid foam, feather, fiber fill, memory foam and more.

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Before you shop for one, you might want to consider swapping the one you’re using for the pillow found in the spare room, doing so may help you relieve any neck pain you’re suffering from. Swapping pillows regularly can always do the trick.

Pillow selection factors

bed PillowA good night’s sleep starts with a clean and healthy atmosphere, meaning clean air and a silent environment. Knowing how thick or how many pillows you can have will depend on your shoulders (are they broad?) You also need to consider the softness of your mattress. Then, evaluate your sleeping position.

Younger individuals want a firmer pillow. Adults like having a larger, firmer pillow. You can also have feather pillows, but make sure that they’re not too skinny so it won’t disrupt your sleep as the feathers may sink, causing a strain to your neck.

The proper way to use it

To avoid neck strain, it’s a must that you lie with your head and neck. Don’t include your shoulders as pillows aren’t intended to support them. Thus, you should go further down your bed to make sure that the pillow only supports the head and the neck.

You must make sure that there’s sufficient pillow height when you’re lying on your side. This is to keep the spine level accurate without straining it. If your bed is already sagging, you may need to add extra pillow to help you feel more comfortable.

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