We spend about one-third of our life sleeping, which means purchasing the right sleep essentials like a proper pillow can improve your sleep quality drastically. But how do you choose the best pillows for sleeping? Does it matter if you buy a cheap pillow or one from a big-box store? The answer is yes, and here’s why.
Your Sleep Style
The biggest pitfall of cheap pillows is they are typical “one style fits all” and do not provide the right support for any sleeper, and there are three main types of sleep styles:
- Back Sleeper
- Stomach Sleeper
- Side Sleeper
Understanding How You Sleep Is The First Step to Selecting A Proper Pillow
The best quality pillows are the ones that offer the right support for your head and neck based on your sleep style. Our Technogel pillows are tailor made with your sleep style in mind. Each Technogel pillow is designed with a patented gel which is molded to its memory foam base, so you always get a comfortable night’s sleep.
For back sleepers, a thinner pillow keeps the neck flat and aligned with the spine. The Technogel Deluxe pillow is a classic-shaped pillow designed to give extra support to the neck for back sleepers. It works well for side sleepers, too.
If you like to sleep on your stomach, you’ll need a very thin pillow because this position puts stress on both your neck and lower back. The Technogel Thin Deluxe provides just the right support for stomach sleepers, even if you prefer no pillow at all.
If you prefer sleeping on your side, you need a firm pillow and one with a wide gusset like the Technogel Deluxe Thick pillow. The gusset is a panel sewn around the side of the pillow between the top and bottom layers. It provides extra support between the shoulder and the neck to keep the spine properly aligned.
A Note About Older Pillows
If your pillow is older than a year, it’s time to get a new one. Not only have they lost their shape, but they could also contain mold and other allergens that can affect a good night’s sleep, especially if you sweat throughout the night. Our Purecare pillows are made specifically to be bacteria and mold resistant and come in three different styles, one for each sleeper.
You can avoid these pillow pitfall by going to the pillow experts at MATTRESS360. We know each type of sleeper needs a specific type of pillow that will provide proper support. We carry a wide selection of high-quality pillow options, and can help you find your perfect one!