Pillows are an essential part of any good sleep system. After all, we spend almost a third of our lives in bed, which means we spend almost a third of our lives with our heads on a pillow. In this sense, your pillow is truly a bed for your head.
A good pillow works with the right mattress to support the intricate structures in your head and neck and keep your shoulders, hips, and spine in alignment. All of this helps your body to relax and rest comfortably, so you wake up feeling refreshed. If your upper body doesn’t get enough support, you might find yourself struggling to get a decent night’s rest or you might wake up with a stiff neck and back.
How to choose the right pillow
Like anything, the right pillow for you may not necessarily be right for someone else. The best pillow for you largely depends on a number of factors, including your body size and shape, sleep position, mattress firmness and personal preference.
Here are the best pillows for different sleeping positions:
- Best pillow for back sleepers. Back sleepers benefit from a flat, thin pillow that supports the neck and spine If you suffer from lower back pain, it may also be worth placing another pillow beneath your knees to help alleviate some of the pressure.
- Best pillow for side sleepers. If you are a side sleeper, opt for a thicker pillow that provides firm support for your head and neck, such as the Incredible Zoned Latex pillow. It’s firmer edge provides support for your neck, while a slightly softer center zone gently cradles your head. In many cases, it’s also beneficial to place a thin pillow in between your legs to help your spine stay in alignment.
How often should you change your pillows?
Even if you’ve found the perfect pillow, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last forever. Unlike mattresses, which can last for eight years or more, your pillows need to be replaced roughly every two years depending on the quality and type of material.
If you feel uncomfortable while sleeping in your bed, however your mattress is good, you will need to replace your everyday pillow because it will change the sleeping position quickly, and the memory foam inside the cushion is going to react to the movement fast, so you get the maximum neck support.
Here at Biorelief we offer different ranges of ergonomically designed pillows to provide the optimum spinal alignment.
If you are looking for a selection of pillows, then look no further than the quality selection on the BioRelief online store. If you have any questions about any of the products, don’t hesitate to contact our customer support for more information.