The Perfect Pillow for Your Sleep Position
Updated: Feb 10
Time to pick out a new pillow? It may seem difficult to choose the best pillow with so many options available. But don’t fret! You can find the perfect pillow based on your primary sleep position.
Let’s take a look at pillow recommendations for the three most common sleep positions: side, back, and stomach.
Are You a Side Sleeper?
If you prefer sleeping on your side, you may find yourself struggling to find a comfortable position with a standard poly-filled pillow. Why? Soft, pliable pillows cannot provide side sleepers with the proper support and elevation for neck and spinal alignment.
For best results, choose a pillow with a high loft and firm to medium-firm support as it will offer the best comfort.
Want a softer pillow that still offers great support? Our medium-firm memory foam Crown pillow features a shoulder notch on one side to prevent strain on your neck. Try rotating it to the alternate sloping side when shifting to your back from your side.
What About Back Sleepers?
Back sleeping is a great practice for sufferers of chronic back and neck pain. It allows your body to naturally relax and to evenly spread pressure from head to toe. Sleeping on the wrong pillow? Say goodbye to those back sleeping benefits! A pillow that is too hard or too soft can make you feel sore and stiff the next day in spite of sleeping on your back.
For a good night’s rest, pick a medium-firm pillow for a perfectly aligned head and neck.
The Bed Boss Select pillow is a great choice for back sleepers. It features shredded natural latex and gel-infused memory foam that can be shaped and molded to fit the shape of your head and neck. Better yet—find your perfect loft by unzipping Select to remove or add shredded foam.
For the Stomach Sleepers
There's a good chance you know by now... Sleeping on your stomach is not ideal. Chiropractors usually single it out as the worst possible sleep position. Why? Stomach sleeping puts stress on your spine and poorly distributes pressure across your body. But don’t lose hope! You can minimize the negative side effects of stomach sleeping by picking out the right pillow.
A soft pillow with a low loft and good breathability is ideal for stomach sleepers. It will ease rather than exacerbate the pressure on your neck and spine. To avoid lower back pain, remember to get a pillow specifically for supporting your pelvis area, too.
We recommend our slim and soft Superb pillow for supporting your head. The Superb is constructed with shredded gel-air foam that offers excellent airflow and that can be removed to create low loft. The Bed Boss Melody pillow is the perfect size to place under your hips for much needed lower back support.
If you find yourself waking up in the morning in pain and exhaustion, your pillow could be the source of your woes. Consider the recommendations in this short guide before your next pillow purchase and you could be well on your way to a great night’s sleep.