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.



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.



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.



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. 

Infinite Zen Performance Pillow

Infinite Zen Performance Pillow


Description Details Care We guarantee the SHEEX Infinite Zen Performance Pillow will be the coolest and most comfortable pillow you’ve ever rested your head on.This pillow features the latest advances in pressure-relieving comfort, support, airflow, and instant and long-lasting cooling.… read more

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.

Original Performance Down Alternative Stomach/Back Sleeper Pillow

Original Performance Down Alternative Stomach/Back Sleeper Pillow


Description Details Care Cool, breathable, adaptable - the ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE Down Alternative Pillow does it all. Utilizing our cool-to-touch, moisture-wicking ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE fabric combined with phase changing Cell Solution® CLIMA fill in the outer removable cover, this pillow provides optimal… read more

Original Performance Down Alternative Side Sleeper Pillow

Original Performance Down Alternative Side Sleeper Pillow


Description Details Care Do you spend sleepless nights pillow flipping, or flipping yourself from side to side, searching for a cool, comfortable spot to lay your head? Then, our ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE Down Alternative Pillow for Side Sleepers is the solution… read more

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. ®

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