so many bedding products available, consumers
walking through a store are on advertisement overload.
Each and every product claims to be the best pillow
offering a peaceful nights sleep complete with
comfort and support. The truth of the matter,
however, is that when it comes to pillows, there
is a difference between quality and inferiority.
What to consider before buying a pillow
there is no black and white answer when buying
the best pillow. This is because we are all unique.
Some of us sleep in fetal positions or on their
side. Others sleep on their stomachs. Some of
us toss and turn, shifting positions in our sleep.
Others lie still on their backs, motionless.If
you are trying to buy the best
pillow, don't just cruise the aisle in your
local department store, squeezing the merchandise
in search of the softest pillow.
Some tips choose the best pillow:
- Soft or medium
density pillows are best suited to people who
sleep on their sides or stomachs. This is because
the primary function of your pillow is to provide
support for your head and neck, keeping your spine
aligned when you are sleeping. Side
sleepers need this type of pillows fill in
the gaps created between your head and your shoulders
when you're sleeping on your side.
- If you sleep
on your stomach, the best pillow is a soft pillow
or medium pillow that means your head won't be
tilted heavenward, causing a strain on your neck
best pillow for those who sleep on their backs
is a firmer pillow. Unless you tend to shift positions
a lot during your sleep, people who sleep on their
backs should have a firmer pillow that is conducive
to proper alignment.
important thing to keep in mind when searching
for your pillow is that the best pillow choices
may be a bit more expensive. In some cases, it's
true that you really do get what you pay for.
If you want top quality, you may have to spend
a few dollars more.
foam pillows generally only last a couple of years
while a good down pillow or high quality memory
foam pillow can last up to ten years if properly
cared for. This means always keeping it in a pillowcase
to protect it and always following the washing
and dry-cleaning instructions. Failing to properly
care for your pillow means that you could chance
destroying it or turning it into a lumpy, uncomfortable
version of its former self.
some people, the best pillow is actually the lesser
priced, synthetic pillow. This is mainly true
for allergy sufferers who find themselves sniffling
and sneezing when subjected to pillows containing
Choosing the right pillow for you
main thing to remember in your quest for the best
pillow is to take time when choosing. Don't simply
opt for the cheapest pillow, the first pillow
you find, or the biggest, fluffiest version. Consider
your own sleeping habits, and choose the best
pillow for your own body's needs. It really is
worth the extra time and possibly extra few dollars
to purchase a pillow that will help you get the
best night's sleep possible. You'll thank yourself
in the morning.
by Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Sleep Better Pillow
can change your life.
Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better nights rest
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