After a long day, few things match the simple joy of sliding between softsheets, stretching out on a comfortable mattress, and lying your head on a pillow that gently cradles your head and supports your neck in a properly-aligned position as you drift off into blissful sleep. Choosing that pillow, however, can be an exercise in frustration.
There are so many types of bed pillows; you might feel like you need to take a multiple-choice exam just to choose the right one.
Do you sleep on your side or back? Do you have allergies? Do you need a specialty pillow? And what about the pillow's fill?
You shouldn't need a study guide just to go home with the right pillow, but knowing the various options makes it easier to select a pillow that scores an A+ for superior comfort, support and providing a great night's sleep.
WHAT'S YOUR SLEEP POSITION?
While everyone shifts throughout the night, most people prefer a certain sleeping position. This is important when choosing the right bed pillow.
- Side sleeper: If you generally sleep on your side, look for a pillow with firm support, a medium loft (the height of the pillow when laid flat on your bed) and a gusset, or insert, that gives extra support and keeps your neck aligned with your spine.
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