How Your Pillow Affects Your Quality of Sleep

Struggling with random neck pain? While it may seem incurable, there's likely an easy switch you can make to ease your pain.

Sleeping on the wrong pillow or, even worse, an old pillow can cause more than a neck ache—it can cause acne, muscle and joint pain, allergies, night sweats, and even increased stress levels.

Personally, I used to blame my budget for buying a “whatever-pillow”. I told myself I’d be splurging if I bought myself a pillow over $30. Although personal preference plays a huge part, doctors agree that your pillow should be very high quality, supportive yet comfortable, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and cooling. I found that only certain types of pillows tick all the boxes. 

When to switch out your pillow

You’ll typically need to buy a new pillow every two years to keep your head and neck supported properly. However, you may, at times, need to make the switch sooner. If you aren’t sure if your pillow should be replaced, there are a few telltale signs that indicate you're in need of an upgrade.

  • Permanent staining on the pillow
  • A lumpy pillow that lost its shape
  • Sneezing when sleeping
  • Waking up tired and achy 

Though each pillow may be different, the general rule of thumb is that if any of these signs are present, it’s time to change your pillow. 

Choosing the best pillow for you

So, you’ve decided to upgrade your pillow. Depending on how you sleep, there's a pillow that's best suited for you. 

Side sleeper

 

Side sleeping is by far the most popular sleeping position. In fact, 47% of Americans sleep curled up in the fetal position on their side. Side sleepers should search for a pillow with a high density. Again, the goal is to keep the head and neck in line with the spine. When side sleeping, your neck bends as your head drops down to meet the pillow. Let the pillow do the work!

Back sleeper


Back sleeping is definitely one of the most healthy sleep positions, even if it isn’t as popular. A medium-density pillow is all that’s needed to optimize back sleeping.

Stomach sleeper


Stomach sleeping, or the “freefall” position, is the second most popular sleeping position. This despite being condemned by scientists as one of the worst for your body. Being propped up on your pillow can cause strain to your back and neck, leaving you susceptible to pain and injury. If you’re determined to sleep on your stomach, opt for a softer pillow. This will allow your head to sink down to be level with your spine.

Cosy House's Luxury Bamboo Pillow is unique because it suits all three sleeping types.

This is possible because the pillow contains adjustable levels of foam for your perfect sleep. Each layer of the pillow is designed strategically to give you the best night's sleep!

  • The bottom layer is crafted with certiPUR-US high-density shredded memory foam, which offers instant pressure relief and ensures the pillow will keep its shape over time. 
  • The middle layer is made from adaptive transition foam, which keeps the head perfectly elevated, relieves neck pain, and distributes weight evenly. 
  • The outer layer is the hypoallergenic bamboo case, which is cooling, antibacterial, and odor-resistant.

No matter your sleeping position, you deserve a pillow that's going to keep you comfortable and give you a restful night’s sleep. Click here to start getting the best sleep of your life!

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