Your pillow serves a very important purpose. It supports your head and neck throughout the night, ensuring that you can wake up without neck pain or stiffness. Yes, this applies to you even if you sleep on your stomach. In fact, because sleeping on your stomach includes twisting your neck all night long, the pillow you choose is even more important than for those who sleep on their side or back.
Stomach sleeper pillows from well-known brands like Tempur-Pedic, Blu Sleep, and Bedgear are just the beginning! Beyond the name brand, you also have a choice in materials. Just like your mattress, the kind of pillow you like is unique to you. Do you prefer an aloe memory foam option, a down alternative so it’s fluffy and soft, or a copper-infused pillow with exceptional airflow? The choice is yours!
A pillow is an investment in your health and happiness! We recommend you buy a high-quality pillow. Spending a little bit now will save you from waking up with a sore neck and back for years to come!
Stomach sleepers need a thin, yet supportive pillow.
We have found that down, down-alternative, memory foam, and latex pillows are best for stomach sleepers.
Yes. In fact, you may want two! Use a thin pillow that doesn't angle your head and neck. You may also want to put a pillow under your pelvis. This will help keep your back in a more neutral position and take pressure off your spine.
Put a thin pillow under your head and another pillow under your pelvis. This will reduce "bowing" of your spine as you sleep.
Side sleepers need a very thick pillow, while stomach sleepers need a thin one. It's all about keeping your spine aligned!
If your pillow is too thick, your spine will "bow" or "arch" in a way that is very bad for your back.
A low loft pillow, or one with a height below 3 inches, is generally best stomach sleepers. A medium loft (3 to 5 inches) can also offer support for stomach sleepers, but this will depend on other factors like head size and simply your personal preferences.