ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Choose a Pillow for Sleeping?

Updated on March 16, 2015

Best Pillows for sleeping

People really hate it when after a stressful and tiring day of work, they can’t get the quality of sleep they want. A lot of factors can be involved in a poor night's sleep, but sometimes it's not that complex. It might be that merely changing your pillow can do you a world of good and improve your sleep without any pharmacological intervention.

Right choice of pillow plays a crucial part in allowing you to have sound sleep. It is an undeniable fact that wrong choice of pillows and sub-quality pillows can result in neck and backache plus other related medical problems. The most appropriate selection of pillows as per your sleeping style can make your mind and body both healthy and relaxed. Right pillow helps in keeping the posture of the body correct while you are asleep.


Choosing Right Pillow For You:

It is very important to choose pillows according to your sleep position, for example if you:

  1. If you habitually sleep on your spine then you must look for a pillow that can put your neck to rest. Hard, broad, stiffly stuffed pillows are not suitable for those who sleep on their back as these pillows shove the head too far up resulting in neck pain. Light and soft pillows are too of no help because they are not really supportive. Hence the best pillow for back sleepers is a medium firmness support pillow which will hold your neck. A pillow with a solid latex rim or head-cradling form can keep your noggin in as much as neutral and comfortable position.
  2. In case you sleep on your belly then you need to have a very light, cozy, thin, soft and comfortable pillow. The stomach sleepers need not to have their head elevated too much. The best choice for stomach sleepers is a soft, low pillow free of allergens, since you have your face buried right into it. It's also beneficial to have a pillow that wicks away moisture.
  3. It is very necessary to keep a check on the factor that spine maintains a straight position. If you are sleeping in right lateral or left lateral position, then you should have a pillow that supports your neck and head in such a manner that it does not distort the spine. The position on spine should remain naturally horizontal so that the pressure is naturally distributed. To uphold this posture the best pillow remains one with an indent so it provides firm support at the neck. A body pillow can also be your best option for side-sleepers.


Best Pillows for You If You Are Suffering From Neck Pain

If you find it difficult to sleep because of your neck pain here are the suggested pillows for you. These pillows not only reduce the pain but also provide your body with the best possible posture which helps in getting rid of the neck pain for once and forever.

Aqua lovers:

The purchase you can make is of Mediflow® Waterbase® pillow if you are suffering from neck pain. This is one pillow that could be adjusted in accordance with your need. If you need firm, strong support you can fill this pillow with more water. If you desire for a softer pillow with soothing affect you can reduce the level of water in the pillow. In any case you are guaranteed with comfort and satisfaction. It is one pillow that is adjustable to your definition of perfect firmness in harmony with the shape of your neck.

There are many people who are really choosy about the type of pillow they want because not all pillows work very well for everyone. Acknowledging the fact that everyone has their particular taste and preference for pillow types, here are some suggested best to sleep pillows belonging to various categories.

Fluff lovers:

It is very essential to check if the pillow provides firm support and stability to your head, neck and spine if you are willing to go for a fluffy and light pillow. Fluffy and light pillows seems to be quite comfy and relaxing but only when they are selected wisely. The texture of the pillow, its grip and firmness matters the most. Failure in choosing the right pillow will result in neck and backache.

The best pillow for light and fluffy pillow lovers is “The Cloud Pillow by Natura”. This pillow offers a unique wool fill that assists in regulating the temperature of that side of the pillows which is in contact with your skin, keeping it safe and healthy. This pillow has a wonderful texture and firmness which guarantee a good night sleep.

Such a pillow makes you feel fresh when you wake up in the morning and eliminates the risk of getting allergies.

Silk lovers:

Sliky, Smooth and Soft Pillow seekers should have this in mind that their pillow should provide you with gentle support. This type of pillow should have sufficient cushion support in it to fulfill the purpose of relaxing the pressure points and ultimately reducing stress and putting the body at ease.

“The Natura Luscious pillow” is such a pillow which has the perfect combination of foaminess and silkiness, leaving it foamy yet silky, permitting you to have sound sleep with your favorite type of pillow.

Greenhouse ideology followers:

If you are an environment friendly person and are looking for a pillow which follows the same philosophy and also offers the level of firmness you desire, the best pillow for you is indeed “The OMI 100% Certified Organic Pillow”. It is made of pure 100% sanitized organic cotton certified by the authorities.


Posture Pillows

For those of you who are interested inbody pillows then you need to try The Tempur-Pedic’s line of pillows. This line has many body pillow options which present pressure-reducing appease of TEMPUR® texture in a conventional body pillow style. Body pillows are a great option to have comfort at night and to have a deep, sound, and calm sleep.

Hopefully this article may facilitate you in selecting the best pillow for yourself

Padbury Chiropractor How To Choose The Best Pillow


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • shai77 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you so much, Lindacee; that's the thing about pillows, there's always going to be a new one on the horizon. Glad you found the info you need here to make your next selection! Thanks for stopping by!

    • lindacee profile image

      Linda Chechar 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      What a great Hub full of wonderful tips! I wish I had read this one sooner. A couple of weeks ago I purchased 2 new bed pillows -- so far they are working out. But if not, I will be referring back to your suggestions before investing in new ones. Thanks for sharing this helpful information.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)