Getting that well-deserved sleep is hard enough, and shopping for a pillow shouldn’t be a pain in the neck (literally)! If you’ve spent ten minutes browsing the Internet for a new pillow, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot to choose from. So, how are you supposed to know which pillow is the right one for you?
Refer to DWELL’s buying guide below to learn more about the various types of pillows available and how to choose a pillow that will help you sleep soundly and comfortably all night.
Pillows for Different Sleep Positions
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a pillow is your sleep position. The goal is to keep your head and neck aligned straight while you sleep, so resting your head on your pillow shouldn’t cause it to tilt up or down. If you sleep on your side, choose a high, firm pillow. Back-sleepers will need a slightly lower pillow, and stomach sleepers should go even lower.
Recommended Size and Number of Pillows
Pillows are both a functional and decorative element, so choosing the right size and number of pillows for your bed is also important. For a king, layer king-sized pillows and a patterned lumbar pillow in front. For a queen, stack two layers of standard pillows and a lumbar pillow. And for a twin, try one standard pillow and a lumbar or Euro.
When to Replace Pillows?
Most experts recommend replacing pillows every 1 to 2 years. Doing so helps to ensure that you’re using pillows that are supportive, clean, and free of allergens. Generally, you’ll be able to tell when it’s time to replace your pillows. If you’re waking up with a sore neck or if you’re unable to find a comfortable sleeping position, it might mean that your pillow is no longer providing the support you need.