How to Pick the Perfect Pillow for Sleeping

How to Pick the Perfect Pillow for Sleeping


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While a mattress is key to achieving quality slumber, the right pillow makes a world of difference, too. It's an essential piece of the sleeping equation because it helps keep your spine in a neutral, comfortable position. Here are some factors you should consider when picking the perfect pillow for a good night's sleep.

 

Support

The primary purpose of your pillow is to put your body into a good sleeping posture. Regardless of your sleeping position, the right pillow should keep your spine in neutral alignment. If your spine isn't neutral when sleeping, it can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. This discomfort can ultimately cause sleeplessness, too.

 

Sleep Position

woman sleeping face down

 

Are you a side, back, or stomach sleeper? Believe it or not, your sleeping posture is a great way to determine the type of pillow you need. Here are some pillow recommendations based on your sleeping position:

  • Side sleepers — Look for a pillow with a high lift and firm support. This design will help keep your spine neutral. You may also want to put a pillow between your legs to maintain good posture.
  • Back sleepers — A thinner pillow that relieves stress on your neck is most beneficial for back sleepers.
  • Stomach sleepers — If you sleep on your stomach, you want to get the thinnest pillow possible. This keeps your spine straight and alleviates stress on your lower back.

 

Fill

Pillows are available in a variety of fill options, including memory foam, down, down alternative polyester, rayon, and latex. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, so one isn't necessarily better than the next. When it comes to comfort, it's up to personal preference.

Pillow fill, though, is an important consideration if you suffer from allergies. Certain fill options such as down and feathers can cause allergic reactions and discomfort. If you're concerned about this, consider hypoallergenic pillows. They resist common allergens such as dust mites, allowing you to breathe easier and sleep better.

 

Size

Cooling pillow set

 

Pillow sizes correspond to mattress sizes — standard, queen, and king. However, you're not required to get a queen pillow if you own a queen bed. An oversized pillow on a smaller bed can provide a cozy, encompassing feel. From a design perspective, you can mix and match sizes to give your bed a striking appeal. If you're unsure what to get, a standard pillow is always a safe bet and more than enough to satisfy your needs.

When it comes to comfort and support, it's hard to beat the luxury of SHEEX® Cooling Pillows. Choose between the newly released Infinite Zen Performance Memory Foam Pillow or SHEEX Original Performance Down Alternative Pillows.  

The Infinite Zen Performance Pillow features the latest advances and ultimate breathability in memory foam.  TranquilAire™ gel technology draws heat away from your skin for a continuous cool feeling. Infinite Zen is soft, resilient and responsive with a 2” gusset for the comfort and support for all types of sleepers. 

SHEEX Original Performance Down Alternative hypoallergenic pillows feature Cell Solution® CLIMA fibers that absorb and release excess body heat. This innovative technology ensures you stay cool and comfortable throughout the night. These cooling pillows come in two varieties designed for both side sleepers and stomach/back sleepers, so there's no need for any guesswork.

If you're a regular traveler, don't leave your home without the TANDEM® Pillow. It combines SHEEX innovative, thermoregulating material with TANDEM's patented 3-in-1 sleep system that allows you to take the best parts of your personal pillow with you when you travel, making it the perfect traveling companion.

 

SHEEX has the perfect pillow matching your specific sleep posture that can change your sleep for the better so that you can Sleep Cool. Sleep Dry. Sleep Comfortable. ®

Infinite Zen Performance Pillow

Infinite Zen Performance Pillow

$99.00

Description Details Care Engineered with SHEEX® SLEEP•TECH® TechnologyWe guarantee our Infinite Zen Performance Pillow will be the coolest pillow you’ve ever rested your head on. SHEEX Serene•Chill™ Memory Foam represents the latest advances in ultimate comfort, support and breathability. Created to...read more

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