In addition to the mattress and bed frame, choosing the right pillow for your needs is essential for a good night’s sleep and to avoid annoying neck and back pain. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all pillow, so you need to keep in mind a number of factors when making your choice, such as your normal sleeping posture, physical characteristics such as height and weight, possible physical problems such as neck or spinal pain, and last but not least, your personal preference for pillow consistency.
Let’s take a general look at which pillow is best according to the position you assume while sleeping.
Each position has its own pillow
One of the main elements to consider when choosing a pillow is the position you assume during the night. Here are some tips to help you choose the most suitable one for you:
- Supine position: • This is the most favourable position for resting.
In this case, it is best to choose a pillow with a medium or medium-high support level, so that it provides the correct support for the neck while maintaining the natural curvature of the spine. For this position we recommend pillows with an anatomical or saponetta and Bodyform Care technology or, depending on your personal preference, you can also choose those in Respiro latex or Aquapure Gel Foam.
- Side position: • is the most common.
In this case the main function of the pillow must be to fill the space between the neck and shoulder. We therefore recommend the use of a saponetta pillow, because, by keeping the spine aligned, it significantly reduces possible morning discomfort, ensuring benefits especially for those who suffer from neck tension. It is therefore advisable to choose a pillow with a medium-high or high level of support. For this reason, the most suitable pillow is with Bodyform Soya & Aloe technology, or Respiro latex.
Link ESTASI: https://www.somnium.it/en/prodotto/estasi/
Link DELICATO SOYA & ALOE: https://www.somnium.it/en/prodotto/delicato-soya-aloe/
Link BREZZA: https://www.somnium.it/en/prodotto/brezza/
- Prone position: it would be better to avoid this position, as it makes breathing more difficult and, in the long run, can cause various negative effects on your body. But if you really cannot give up this position, the “least harmful” pillow in this case must have a low level of support , preferably in fibre, although the best solution would be not to use any type of pillow.
Clearly, as already mentioned, the choice must also take into account physical characteristics, thermoregulation needs and individual preferences.
Also remember that the pillow is not everlasting, it must be changed every 4 or 5 years at most! We advise you to reassess each time you decide to buy a new one, based on physical changes and your body’s new needs, and also why not consider any technological advances in the field that may offer solutions better suited to your needs.
Are you looking for your ideal pillow? On our website visit the pillow section, or take the Somnium Pillow Test that with a few simple questions will guide you towards choosing the one that best suits you!