About Side Sleeper Pillows
The pillow you lay your head on is a huge part of creating a bed that feels like a slumber oasis. We want you to find the perfect pillow for you, which means a pillow made specifically for people who sleep on their side. You see, side sleepers put a lot of pressure on their shoulders and hips. Plus, you need a thick pillow that keeps your head and neck properly aligned with your spine.
Your Options with Side Sleeper Pillows
We carry pillows made specifically for side sleepers from brands you already know and trust, like Tempur-Pedic and MyPillow. Sleep and Beyond’s myDual® natural wool pillow for side sleepers not only has an adjustable loft, so you choose how thick or thin it is, it also has a special spot cut out for your shoulder. Thoughtfully created to include this ergonomic contour, this hypoallergenic pillow flawlessly supports the neck, shoulders, and spine.
What Else You Should Know About Side Sleeper Pillows
Your pillow serves a very important purpose. It supports your head and neck throughout the night, ensuring that you can wake up without shoulder pain, neck pain or stiffness. If you sleep on your side and your pillow isn’t holding your neck and head properly, you’ll wake up with aches and pains. For this reason, we recommend you purchase the best pillow you can afford. Spending a little bit now can prevent you from waking up with a sore neck for years to come!
Learn More About Side Sleeper Pillows
What kind of pillow should a side sleeper use?
Side sleepers should choose a thick, firm pillow. The ideal pillow will keep your head and neck aligned when lying down. Any material can work for side sleepers as long as the pillow is thick enough to support your neck.
Why does a side sleeper need a special pillow?
Side sleepers generally need thicker pillows to fill the space beneath their head and neck since their shoulders are the widest part of their body.This helps to reduce pressure points all over the body, including sensitive areas such as the shoulders and hips.
How many pillows should a side sleeper use?
Many sleep experts recommend two pillows, but they're not both for your head! The best way to align your spine while on your side is to have one pillow under your head and one between your knees.
How thick should a side sleeper pillow be?
The ideal thickness will be unique to you. You need it to be thick enough to keep your head and neck in a comfortable position and fill the space equal to the width of your shoulders.
What is the difference between a side sleeper pillow and a back sleeper pillow?
Side sleepers need a thicker pillow than other sleepers. As well, they typically need one in between their knees as well.
What is the best pillow for neck pain side sleeper?
The choice is yours! As long as your pillow is thick enough, you can choose whichever brand and material you like the best.
Should side sleepers use firm or soft pillows?
Actually, neither. If the pillow is too firm or too soft, you may experience discomfort around the neck and shoulders because your spine won't be aligned properly. Pillows with mid-level firmness (medium) are usually the best choice for side sleepers because they provide a balance of contouring and support.