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Choosing the Perfect Pillow for Your Sleep Style

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Choosing the Perfect Pillow for Your Sleep Style was originally published on Standard Textile Home

Whether it’s your back, side, or stomach, you probably have a preferred sleep position that helps you fall asleep best—but are you using a pillow that perfectly complements your sleep style? The perfect pillows can actually help you fall asleep easier, and wake refreshed and ready to take on the day with confidence. If you’re not sure what your exact sleep position is, or if you switch positions while falling asleep, try to take a note of what position you actually wake up in. That’s your optimal sleep position. 

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the most important consideration, regardless of your specific sleep style, is to find the pillows that will keep your head, shoulders, and hips properly aligned. Pillows are one of the best ways to support your body and keep everything aligned and stable. Pillows aren’t just for your head and neck, if you sleep on your side or stomach, additional pillows can help keep you comfortably aligned.

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Are You a Back Sleeper?

If you sleep on your back, a softer, less firm pillow will support your head without bending your neck at an extreme angle, helping maintain the natural curve of your neck and shoulders. But you could add even more support with a small pillow under the back of your knees, which can reduce stress on your spine and help maintain the natural curve of your lower back. The pillows we recommend for a back sleeper are our Chambersoft or Chamberloft. Both pillows feature the softness that performs best for sleeping on your back but go for Chamberloft if you are looking for the least amount of firmness or prefer real down feather fill.  

 Do you Sleep on Your Side?

When you sleep on your side, your shoulder adds a lot of distance between your head and the bed, so you’ll need a firm, thick pillow to keep your head and neck properly aligned. In addition, a firm pillow between your knees will prevent your upper leg from shifting your spine out of alignment and helps reduce stress on your hips and lower back. Our Chamberfirm pillow is the best option for side sleeping as it offers the thickness and firmness you need to properly support your neck. If you want a pillow to place between your knees, a softer, less firm pillow like Chambersoft or Chamberloft would be the best options to use.

Want the Best Pillow for Stomach Sleeping?

Sleeping on your stomach can cause discomfort because the natural curvature of the spine can be easily put out of position. A flatter, softer pillow under your stomach and pelvis area can help to better align your body. But what about a pillow for your head? Again, a flatter, softer pillow is suggested, but you might find that sleeping without a pillow under your head might be best for you. Stomach sleepers should choose Chamberloft pillows, made with real down feathers, offering optimal comfort and lower firmness.

Often, we find that one of the reasons people find they get a better night of sleep in hotels, is that they have a variety of pillow options to choose from, and they finally get to use the right pillow for their sleep style. Your best night of sleep is closer than you think, just upgrade your pillows to better match your sleep style. Learn more about our Chamber pillows and how to find the best match for your sleep style here.

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