You know what the wrong pillow feels like. You toss and turn all night and wake up with a stiff neck, achy back, and puffy eyes. Finding the wrong pillow is easy. Finding the right pillow is more of a challenge but matching your pillow to your sleeping position could be the solution. Here are the best pillows for every kind of sleeper.
About 70% of people are side sleepers, but this position isn’t always easy on your neck or shoulder. To get a better night’s sleep and prevent muscle tension, try a firm or extra-firm memory foam pillow with a slight contour to keep the neck in better alignment.
Stomach sleepers often run into sore necks when their pillows are too firm or high. A thin down pillow helps keep the natural curve of the neck for stomach sleepers.
Back sleepers can run into problems like snoring, acid reflux, or sleep apnea because of the tongue blocking the airway during sleep. The solution is one or two medium firm pillows with made from down alternative or foam to help elevate the head without losing the curve of the spine.