Sleep is a natural thing that human beings need. We tend to think of it as a time where our body completely shuts off but this is definitely not the case. Our bodies sleep because it activates our regeneration and strength gaining abilities. Healthy sleep is needed so that we will be able to achieve what our bodies are designed to do. Adults need around 7-9 hours of sleep per night and children need around 9 to 11 hours of sleep per night since they are at a development stage. But due to our busy schedule, it is often a problem to get enough sleep at night.
How do we achieve a good nights’ sleep? First, we need to choose the right pillow to help us achieve our goal! Aside from your mattress, choosing the right pillow to aid your sleep is crucial in producing a good nights’ sleep and of course, prevents you from having neck, back, and sometimes head problems when you wake up. Are you ready to get the best sleep of your life? Without further delay, let’s talk about that!
Position Yourself Properly
Many people from around the world would assume the fetal position when they are sleeping making it one of the most common sleep positions to date. But what is your sleeping position? Different sleepers have different positions that they usually sleep at and this is one of the crucial steps in finding the perfect pillow for you. Aside from the popular fetal position, there are also back and stomach sleepers. We’re pretty sure that by this time you already know what your sleeping position is but for people that are not sure, we’ve got a few simple pointers that you should look into.
Position and Pillow
Now that you’ve spent some time figuring which position is perfect for your sleeping, it’s time to decide which type of pillow to pick! In choosing the right pillow you need to know which position you sleep at night with. Below are common sleep positions on which pillow designs are molded from.
Types of Pillow Filling
There are different kinds of pillows that exist today and educating yourself on what you need can have different results in the long run. If you have medical issues like allergies, asthma, or neck problems you need to put things into consideration. Please take note that different pillow fillings have different price ranges.
We’re not saying that you should try out your friends’ pillow, but getting to try out different materials will help you decide. It’s like buying a pair of boots, you think it looks great but when you tried it out it just doesn’t feel right! Going online and reading reviews from different pillow manufacturers will give you an idea of what to try out first. Always go for things that previous customers find great about the pillow type you want to buy and work around the things they do not like. Sometimes negative comments from people might be the things that you prefer to have your pillow.
Once you get an idea of what people are talking about online, try and find a physical store where you can actually feel the pillows for yourself. Some stores (not all) will have mattresses that you can try out (you can actually lay on them) which will, of course, sell pillows too. Try out your favorite position and see if that pillow works fine if it does then you have a winner! What if you are unable to lie down on a mattress then try it out on a flat wall; standing against the will with your back aligned might seem far-fetched but this is better than guessing which is the better pillow for you.
Buying on a budget can be a problem when it comes to looking for the best pillow for your neck because this hinders you from choosing the best one without thinking of breaking the bank since some of the fillings go way more than regular pillows. One thing that you do need to keep in mind when shopping for your next pillow is put comfort above the rest!
Choosing a pillow is something that seems to be an easy task but if you go through it meticulously it will open into something really huge and complex! Just the number of available types of pillows that you can buy in the market today is astonishing. Please do keep in mind the different types of fillings like feathers, wool, and cotton, latex or memory foam to make it easier for you to segregate one from another. Sleeping properly can be easily taken for granted since we do this every single day, it’s like breathing, we need to get enough sleep per day to be able to function properly as a human being. Good luck on the pillow hunt!