How to Choose the Right Pillow
- There is no one type of pillow that will satisfy everyone’s needs, however the proper pillow should keep your neck parallel to the mattress, rather than bent down or up.
- The wrong pillow can create awkward sleeping position such as sleeping on your back, with your head bent forward, sleeping on your side, with your head bent drastically to the side.
- In general, many pillows are simply too thick, raising your head and bending your neck at an uncomfortable angle.
- Replacing your pillow can often be one of the best ways to become more comfortable and improve your night's sleep.
Expert Advice From The Cleveland Clinic by Andrew Bang, DC
Dr. Bang makes a series of suggestions, beginning with "pillows that adapt to your position are best." He suggest that contour pillows, where your head rests in a depression in the center, are very effective, giving you a choice of resting your neck on either a less elevated side when you’re lying on your back, or on a more elevated side when you’re lying on your side.
He finds that natural latex is the best material, as it offers support without heating you up like memory foam. Feather or down pillow are the worst material, because as the material settles, it offers very little neck support. It is also important to consider how firm or soft your mattress is, as a thinner pillow is necessary to keep your head in a neutral position if your body is settling into a memory foam or soft pillow-top mattress.
Proper Support of the Head and Neck Enhances Our Sleep
Replacing your pillow can often be one of the best ways to become more comfortable and improve your night's sleep.
At FoamSource, our most popular pillow is the The Nu-Lex shredded latex pillow, with a cover of organic cotton quilted with a layer of Eco Wool.
The combination of the latex and the natural wool work together to keep your head cool while sleeping.
The Nu-Lex pillow has an inner liner, which allows the user to remove some of the shredded latex to adjust the pillow to the best possible height for your sleeping position and mattress type.