If you are waking up with a sore or stiff neck, then you may not be using the right pillow. Your current pillow may not be supporting your head and neck in the right places, and as a result, your spine is put into awkward and increasingly painful positions—even if you’re sleeping on a great mattress.
Consider these tips for choosing the right pillow for your best sleep and morning comfort.
If you sleep with your stomach down on the mattress, then you should choose a softer pillow to support your neck, as it is probably in a somewhat twisted position. While the pillow doesn't have to be super soft, you should avoid the firmer options. You'll also want to consider a thinner pillow, so that your head isn't lifted too high above your mattress. This will avoid unnecessary strain as well.
If you sleep on your side, then you will definitely want to consider a firmer pillow, because it will support your head and neck. As a result, your spine will rest straighter, and you'll get better sleep with less pain.
For those who sleep on their backs, you can choose a pillow based on your preference—firm or soft. Most prefer medium to firm pillows for this sleeping style.
Types of Pillows
The classification of a pillow is largely determined by its filling. The best options comfort-wise are down or down substitute pillows. They are also very stylish.
At NY Mattress Outlet, we know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. That's why we offer you the best in mattresses and down pillows. From Simmons mattresses to Sealy and Serta mattresses, we have what you’re looking for. See for yourself on our website or call 718-395-7280.