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About Stomach 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 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.
Your Options with Stomach Sleeper Pillows
Side sleeper pillows from well-known brands like Tempur-Pedic, Blu Sleep, and My Pillow 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!
What Else You Should Know About Stomach Sleeper Pillows
A pillow is an investment in your health and happiness! We recommend you purchase as high-quality a pillow as you can afford. We also recommend buying two, one for under your head and one for in between your legs. Spending a little bit now will save you from waking up with a sore neck and back for years to come!
Learn More About Stomach Sleeper Pillows
What is the best pillow for a stomach sleeper?
Stomach sleepers need a thin, yet supportive pillow.
What is the best material for a stomach sleeper pillow?
We have found that down, down-alternative, memory foam, and latex pillows are best for stomach sleepers.
If I sleep on my stomach, do I need a pillow?
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.
Where to put a pillow if you sleep on your stomach?
Put a thin pillow under your head and another pillow under your pelvis. This will reduce "bowing" of your spine as you sleep.
What is the difference between a side sleeper pillow and a back sleeper pillow?
Side sleepers need a very thick pillow, while stomach sleepers need a thin one. It's all about keeping your spine aligned!
Why are stomach sleeper pillows thin?
If your pillow is too thick, your spine will "bow" or "arch" in a way that is very bad for your back.
What pillow size is best for stomach sleepers?
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.