My favorite pillow for a good night’s sleep
This post was made almost four months ago. It all started with back pain, along with the fact that I didn’t particularly like any of the pillows I’ve used before. While I know a pillow won’t alleviate all Regarding body aches, I’ve heard my chiropractor say that your sleeping comfort can have a big impact on how you feel throughout the day. I think a pillow exchange is well worth a try. Since November, I’ve spent a lot of time testing five different pillows.
Let’s start with some context on what I’m looking for in a pillow.
Regarding my previous pillows, none of them I’ve used have provided enough support over time. While they may feel supported for a month or so, they tend to eventually move sideways. I always find myself having to bundle them up and put my arms underneath for more lift. As you can imagine, this does not lead to the best position to sleep. I was looking for a pillow that had enough support for the space between my neck and shoulders so that I didn’t need to use my arms to create the height I wanted.
When it comes to sleeping positions, I’ve always been a try and right side sleeper, but I often switch from side to side because I’ll feel uncomfortable throughout the night. I sleep more on my back now than I used to (and sometimes on my stomach). This is really what has improved my sleeping habits the most. I’ve learned that for me personally sleeping on my back is preferred because my shoulders aren’t as rounded, so I’m alleviating specific back pain issues that are getting worse by sleep in a stooped position. This sleep alteration (which can in part be accomplished by swapping pillows), along with regular stretching and Massagehelped minimize my back pain.
While considering which pillow or sleeping position might be right for you, please keep in mind that all of our bodies and needs are different. this paragraph provides a wealth of insight into the benefits and drawbacks of different sleeping positions (and the role of pillows) and is a good starting point for more information.
I have a lot of thoughts about the five pillows I tested. Below, I offer a guide that I hope will help you find your own elusive “perfect” pillow and help you get a better night’s sleep.
Original Casper Pillow
This pillow from Casper was my favorite from the start. It’s also the reason I waited so long to make this post, because I wanted to see if it would hold up over time. I had flat pillows on me for the first few months. After nearly four months of use, this one has the same bounce and density as it came out of the box.
I bought a double pack in king size pillow at mid loft height. What I like about this pillow is that it supports my neck while being light and easy to move. For people who move a lot at night, this kind of agility is important. It also has enough spring that it gives a cozy “soft” feel without lack of support. I understand why this was suggested to me by so many side sleepers.
However, in my opinion, this pillow is NOT for someone who likes to sleep on their stomach. It won’t be flat enough no matter how often you punch it down. For this reason, it’s not Joe’s favorite (he’s a tried and true sleeper).
I have to refuse that this pillow from NIGHT is the only one I didn’t buy (it was given to me by NIGHT). It was first introduced to me by @themakerista. Turns out, this is the pillow I didn’t know I was looking for.
It’s soft yet supportive and the silk fabric is delightful. It’s also the pillow that helped me learn to sleep on my back. I found myself achieving this over the course of the past few months when I started to change my sleeping position from side to side. This is GREAT for people who sleep on their stomachs, especially since silk pillowcases won’t leave wrinkles on your face. Although I don’t use this pillow in our bed now, it is still one of my favorite pillows.
Butter green pillow
If you’re really picky about getting the right amount of stuff, this butter pillow is the route to go. My kids have Avocado pillows and on one occasion I switched beds with my daughter, I found myself waking up refreshed, despite sleeping in her bed, not mine.
These pillows are well stuffed, but you can get rid of ⅓-½ of the stuffing if you sleep on your stomach and are looking for a flatter pillow. I think they are a bit thick and heavy for my taste on a nightly basis. However, I don’t wake up much while sleeping on them, which says a lot.
Coop Premium Pillow
In my opinion, this pillow from Coop it’s fine, even though it’s Joe’s favorite. It smelled a bit when I opened it, and although it offers an adjustable stuffing option, I found it needed a lot of adjustment to get the right amount of stuffing. Personally, I would go with Avocado before Coop. I think the materials inside are better and they last longer over time than our Coop pillows.
WonderSleep Comfort Memory Foam Pillow
Truth be told, I hate this pillow. Its weight is so HIG, it feels like moving a body in the middle of the night. It also has a slight scent when it arrives. I tried it for two nights and slept horribly.
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