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What's the best pillow for side, back & stomach sleepers?

What's the best pillow for side, back & stomach sleepers?

If there's anything more essential to a great night's sleep than quality bedding, it's a pillow that provides the level of support and comfort you need for a restful night. While finding a great pillow shouldn't seem like a challenge, consumers can easily get lost in the endless amount of options on the market. Whether you're a side sleeper, back sleeper, or stomach sleeper, we've taken the guesswork out of your pillow search.

While in the research and development stage for our Custom Comfort Pillows, we quickly learned two things. The first being that the perfect pillow is very dependent on a sleeper's preference and the way they sleep. There is no right or wrong necessarily when it comes to what pillow to use, but using a pillow with the perfect amount of loft can help reduce your neck and back pain. We also learned that pillows are not just for your neck and head. Depending on your sleep position preference, an additional pillow between your legs and knees can help keep your spine aligned and keep pressure off your knees and hips. 

 

Side Sleepers

If you prefer to sleep in a fetal position or on your side with your legs extended, you are most certainly not alone! It's estimated by The National Sleep Foundation that 56% of adults sleep on their sides. For side sleepers, doctors stress the importance of spine alignment. The best pillow for side sleepers is a pillow that is firm and able to keep your neck and head in place throughout the night. It's also ideal to use a second pillow between your knees to keep the strain off your hips.

Our adjustable Custom Comfort Pillow features a custom fill blend of shredded gel memory foam and microfiber to give your head and neck the cushiony support it needs, while also offering a cooler sleep.   

Woman cuddling up tight with blanket sleeping on a made in USA pillow.

Back Sleepers 

While far from being the most popular (preferred by 8% of people), sleeping on your back is actually reported as the best option. Sleeping on your back keeps your neck, spine and back in a neutral position which keeps pain-causing pressure off of those areas. In an interview with Health.com, Dr. Rocco Monto, an orthopedic surgeon stated that the best pillow for back sleepers "is a little firmer so the head’s not going back too far." The University of Rochester Medical Center recommends sleeping with a small pillow under the back of your knees to "reduce stress on your spine and support the natural curve in your lower back."

The side gusset on our Custom Comfort Pillow allows you to manually change the amount of fill inside - giving you the perfect amount of loft you prefer. You can also wash the cover to keep your pillow clean and your sleep fresh!

Adjustable pillow with side gusset zipped open to add or remove fill

Stomach Sleepers 

Stomach sleeping is preferred by 7% of adults. Sleeping on your stomach can create stress on the back because the spine is usually out of position. To correct this, the University of Rochester Medical Center recommends placing a flat pillow under the stomach and pelvis area to help keep the spine in better alignment. The best pillow for stomach sleepers is very thin so you don't cause an incline for your neck. 

When you receive your Custom Comfort Pillow, be sure to take out some of the gel memory foam and microfiber fill, in order to get the unique level of flatness you desire.

Made in USA cooling foam pillows sitting on a table

Like all of our products, our adjustable Custom Comfort Pillows come with a 100 night sleep trial, free shipping, easy returns and our 100% Seed-to-Stitch® Made in the USA Guarantee. Save 15% when you buy a bundle! Shop Now

Are you a back sleeper, stomach sleeper or side sleeper? Let us know in the comments below!

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