You probably already know how important a quality mattress is for good sleep health, but have you taken time to consider your pillow? Choosing the right pillow is just as important as having a good mattress and can play a huge part in your quality of sleep. With an unsuitable pillow, you’re more likely to toss and turn, often waking due to discomfort. It can also lead to neck pain, shoulder and arm discomfort, and even trigger or intensify chronic headaches.

It takes a bit of research and time to find your perfect pillow, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Here are five great tips for finding your best pillow for sleeping better than you ever have before:

1. Consider your sleep style

Choosing a pillow depends largely on your sleep style: are you a back, side, or stomach sleeper, or a combination of more than one? The pillow should provide good support to your head and neck, particularly in your typical sleep position.

2. Know basic pillow terms

Familiarize yourself with terms like “down,” “down alternative,” and “memory foam,” or ask a sleep professional to show you examples of each. Understanding the basics will help you know what you’re looking at when it comes time to make a decision.

3. Take any medical conditions into account

The best pillow for sleep apnea is going to be different than a standard pillow because it will provide specific features to support safe and healthy sleep. Keep issues like chronic pain, migraines, sleep apnea, and poor circulation in mind when pillow shopping.

4. Think of your pillow as a smart investment

When you’re buying a pillow, you’re investing in your health and quality of life. Don’t choose a cheaply-made version just to save a few bucks.

5. Test out your options

Make sure you get a feel for the options you are considering and even lay down on them if possible. Just like a mattress, you want to try before you buy.

If you’d like help in finding a good pillow, the sleep experts at MATTRESS360 is more than happy to help. One of the most common questions our customers ask is, “What is the best pillow for sleeping?” So, we have quite a bit of experience helping people with a variety of sleep styles and preferences finding a pillow that suits their needs.

Plus, we offer some of the best deals in the Valley and an extensive selection of sleep essentials. To browse our top pillows in person, and find one that will change your sleep health, visit the MATTRESS360 showroom in Glendale, AZ today.

 

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