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The ABCs Of Making Sense Of Pillow Choices

August 24, 2021 Sleep Health
How To Choose a Pillow That Works for YOU How To Choose a Pillow That Works for YOU

Decision fatigue is a real thing. Between choosing which streaming service to sign up for, whether plant milk is a viable alternative for your lifestyle and if you have any interest in supporting the billionaire space race that’s going on, the average person has a lot of decisions (both important and not so important) to make every day. It can get a little tiresome. 

So when it comes to choosing a pillow we also understand that it can seem like overkill to have such a large variety in store. However, there is a very good reason why we stock a wide selection of pillows at Bed King - different people need different pillows! For real. To help you choose, we’re going to share a few insider insights in this regard. 

It all starts with the kind of sleeper you are, AKA how you like to arrange your body in bed when you drift off to sleep. 

Stomach sleepers face downwards while they snooze, so they need to turn their heads to one side. As such, it's important to choose a less voluminous pillow to avoid placing strain on the back. Here are a few good options. 

Back sleepers don't have the side-to-side issue, but if their heads tilt back too far it can place undue strain on their necks and jaws. As such a medium-firm pillow is best. Here are some options that work well for this setup. 

Side sleepers have yet another set of challenges to deal with - mainly the fact that there is a bit of gap between their bodies and the mattress to contend with. As such, a larger, firmer pillow is usually a good idea. Here are a few options to consider. 

DID YOU KNOW? You can cause yourself some serious neck pain and/or stiffness if your neck and upper spine are not properly supported when you zzz. The right type of pillow will enable your body to maintain a healthy posture (i.e. an aligned neck and spine). 

Now you know! Still feeling a little overwhelmed by all the pillow choices out there? Come visit us in-store at the Bed King closest to you, and let our knowledgeable team assist you in finding the ultimate pillow. Our on-site Comfort Solutions Lab®  is a great tool that we can use to determine with pillow will suit you best. 

Check back soon for more insider insights. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram profile to stay up to date with great deals, special offers and more!

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