Gabriela Jenkins Pillow July 11th, 2018 - 16:07:20
The place where you rest your head at night can mean the difference between a relaxing and rejuvenating sleep or an uncomfortable and unrestful ordeal. Therefore, it is vital to choose the right bed pillow that meets your needs for a good night's sleep that is comfortable and uplifts your energy levels.
When you are looking for a new pillow foam can also be a good choice, a foam pillow is what a doctor usually recommends if you suffer from neck or back pain when you wake up. A foam pillow provides more support for your neck than a feather pillow, if you don't have chronic neck pains you might find foam pillow to be to firm.
A large part of what makes a good pillow is personal preference. If the pillow is comfortable, is likely to help you relax, sleep well at night, and feel well rested in the morning. The surface of the pillow can also be a source of comfort - some people prefer a pillowcase with a fresh and soft (like cotton), some prefer warmth (such as flannel), etc.
Based on body measurements and personal preference, the pillow should maintain a height of 4 to 6 inches, properly supporting the head and neck (and shoulders when lying on your back).
Back Sleepers are unique in that a firm, but soft pillow feels the best. Back sleepers need cervical neck support, but also need less pressure on the back of the head. Contour shaped pillows are perfect for this. They are designed with a valley for the head and an arch for the neck. The nice thing about that shape is that if you end up rolling to your side, you'd still receive the same benefit as a side sleeper. That is, support for the neck with less pressure on the head. Contour pillows are usually made from a pressure relieving memory foam.
The bottom line is that choosing a bed pillow, whether it be a latex pillow, , buckwheat pillow or any type of pillow, is a personal preference based on your own comfort position. Figure out how you feel most comfortable sleeping, and then choose a pillow that matches that style. Having the right pillow for you can give you the best benefit of all; a rejuvenating sleep that allows you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day. Sleep Well!