If you want visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, you’ll need to start with the right pillow. A pillow has a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. Not only does it support your head and neck, it helps align and maintain the curvature of your spine during sleep, so you have a restorative experience instead of one that causes further aches and pains.
A correctly fitted pillow keeps your body properly aligned, promoting good circulation and optimum oxygen levels, and the right one will depend on your sleep position. Do you sleep on your side? Stomach? Or back? If you’re not sure, pay attention as you get comfortable tonight, then notice the position you’re in when you wake up.
According to WebMD, 63% percent of Americans sleep on their side, 14% sleep on their back, and 16% on their stomach. Once you know your sleep position, you can choose the pillow that will provide proper support.
If you sleep on your side, you need a firm, full pillow that will fill the space between your ear and shoulder. Look for one that will maintain its shape to eliminate neck pain. Sleep experts say sleeping on your side provides the most comfortable position for your spine, and can help alleviate back pain. Our Queen Side Sleeper Pillow helps you recharge with high-profile pressure relief. Its recovery fibers maintain performance, and the structure eliminates neck compression.
If you’re a stomach sleeper choose a thin, almost flat pillow. Experts say you might not even need a pillow for your head, but you can tuck one beneath your stomach to avoid lower back pain. Sleeping on your stomach causes strain on your lower back and has the potential for causing neck pain. Sleep experts do not recommend this position, but if this is the best way you can fall asleep, consider our Queen Stomach Sleeper Pillow. Made of a Dri-Tech moisture and heat management fabric, it has mesh gusseted sides, providing good airflow, and a soft surface that cushions and moves with you.
If you sleep on your back, you need a thin pillow, too. Look for one with extra loft in the bottom third to provide cradling for your neck. You can also place a soft pillow under your knees to help maintain the natural curve of your spine. Our Queen Back Sleeper Pillow offers the perfect mix of flexibility and firmness. Its graduated fibers cradle your skull base, and the self -leveling fill reduces neck strain.
For more pillow choices, visit Art Van Pure Sleep where you’ll learn about our complete sleep system that includes a mattress, foundation, mattress protector and pillow. Getting fitted to the right pillow could be the difference between tossing and turning and getting the best sleep!