Do you go to bed and toss and turn all night, or do you wake up feeling tired with no energy? Did you know that this could happen due to sleeping on the wrong pillow? Many people sleep on their side, but choose to sleep on a standard size pillow that does not provide any support to the neck and head area. As a result, they endure the effects of sleep deprivation and suffer from head and neck pain along with other illnesses, conditions that could be eliminated by choosing the right pillow.
There are a wide variety of pillows for side sleepers available on the market for you to choose. However, some pillows do a better job than some, and it is up to you to figure out, which is more beneficial. Side sleeper pillow supports the neck, head and spine, which improve overall sleep. Two of the best pillows on the market today are buckwheat pillows and memory foam and latex foam pillows.
Memory foam and latex foam pillows contour to the body and provide support to the neck and head, then after use return to its original shape. Therefore, there is no slump in the pillow like you would find with down pillows. Once considered a very expensive pillow to own, the cost of these types of pillows has declined dramatically, and the market now sells some as low as $20. Even though they may cost a bit more than some other pillows, they do come with favorable warranties and will last a long time.
Buckwheat pillows are a natural alternative to latex and memory foam pillows, and are generally made with 100% natural buckwheat hulls. Although some manufactures may sometimes opt to use hops, grass and other natural materials, so an eco-friendly option. Buckwheat pillows have a firm medium feel, and they keep their shape better than foam or feather pillows, an ideal option for those who need extra support. They also keep you cool, so if you cannot sleep due to heat this type of pillow will minimize the heat. The drawback to owning one, however, is the weight. They weigh anywhere between four to five pounds and require changing every two years.
Choosing the right pillow is difficult but with the tips provided, you can research all your options and hopefully find a side sleeper pillow that could solve your sleeping problems.