Studies show that we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping and for many, choosing the wrong pillow can be a pain in the neck, and back! Studies also show that 45% of us sleep with 2 pillows, while 35% sleep with 3 or more pillows. In that same study, 1/3 of respondents use pillows that are less than a year old. Another 1/3 have pillows that are 1-2 years old. Only 5% sleep on a pillow they've had for more than 5 years.
So how do you choose the right pillow? Jennifer Carmona, District Sales Manager at Anna's Linens says it all depends on the way you sleep.
If you are a side sleeper:
- You need a pillow that is firm, but not stiff, to keep your head level - A flimsy pillow may let your neck drop down too low, causing discomfort
If you're a back sleeper:
- A thin feather pillow is best to help support the neck curve - One's head shouldn't be propped too far off the bed
If you're a stomach sleeper:
- A very thin, nearly flat pillow - The pillow is actually better used under one's stomach (not head) to avoid lower back pain
If you tend to snore:
- Opt for a memory foam pillow - This type of pillows contours your upper body and provides support so your breathing passages aren't obstructed
Baby on the way?
- Invest in a body pillow - It works to support a pregnant woman's shape and stay in place and it also provides back and leg support where it's needed
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