Once you find the right mattress, your sleep will instantly improve. But if you want to get the best sleep possible, complement your new mattress with the perfect pillow. The following tips will help you determine what kind of pillow gives you the best support.
Consider How You Sleep
A pillow is supposed to keep your head as straight as possible while you lie down. You don’t want pillows that are too high or too low, because they cause your head to bend too far in either direction. Back sleepers, for example, need thinner pillows to keep the head in this position. Side sleepers, however, want a pillow that eliminates the space between the side of the head and the shoulder. And if you sleep on your stomach, you should have the thinnest pillow that you can find.
Think About the Filling
The stuffing of a pillow will change the way it feels and, as a result, the way you sleep. Memory foam options are great for head and neck support. If you have bad allergies, you might prefer a wool or cotton option that is hypoallergenic. Down pillows allow you to arrange the stuffing until you find your ideal position. Choose a filling that feels good beneath your head so you can get comfortable enough to sleep.
Test Out the Pillow
Just like when buying a mattress, it is extremely important to test out a pillow before you buy it. Lie down as you would when you are getting ready for bed and see how much support that you get from a few different pillow styles. Your neck should be in a completely neutral position, placing no extra strain on the spine. By testing different styles, you can ensure that you choose the best one for your sleeping needs.
Come in to one of The Bedroom Store’s seven locations to find a mattress and pillow that work for you. Our staff is happy to help you find everything you need to sleep soundly. We have a great selection of pillows, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and Serta mattresses to help you get the best night sleep possible. Call (314) 892-1001 or visit our website to learn more.