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Orthopedic Pillow? How To Choose The Right One

Orthopedic Pillow? How To Choose The Right One

How To Choose An Orthopedic Pillow

We’ve said it over and over again, but it simply bears repeating, based on how many people ignore this advice – the healthy sleep is one of the most important ingredients to a healthy life. And while a bedding has a lot of components itself, one of the most crucial ones is the pillow.

But what pillow should we choose exactly? Soft, hard or medium, big or small – we’ve already covered the basic choices. Besides, there are a lot of different opinions on the matter, so even just following someone’s advice can sometimes be tricky. However, most experts will often agree that a regular feather pillow cannot always do a proper job it taking care for our neck, back, and shoulders. That’s not to say that we can just sleep on the naked mattress, on the other hand. No, for a proper sleep we ideally need an anatomically correct and comfortable orthopedic pillow.

So, for starters, how do we choose the pillow’s height? To make this decision we need to take into consideration our own sizes and weight, as well as what our preferable sleeping position is. For example, if your height and weight are pretty standard and you prefer to sleep on your back, then a pillow height of 4 inches or 10 centimeters is what you’re looking for. Also, to better position your head, the back side (the wall side) of the pillow should be higher with about an inch from the rest of it. Also, there are models which height is easy to regulate.

What about the rest of the pillow’s parameters, however? Well, the length and width of a pillow can very even more than its height, based on our personal preferences. While the most suitable pillow for one is a feather pillow with dimensions of 20 inches x 30 inches (50 cm x 76 cm), for another, the perfect pillow’s size is 25 inches x 15 inches (63 cm x 38 cm). The most important, simple thing is that neither your neck nor your head is under any pressure when sleeping, regardless of your position. Although most manufacturers tend to go with a rectangular form, a pillow can be shaped in a lot of different ways. The now typical pit we see in most orthopedic, as well as regular pillows – that’s well justified, as it helps the pillow achieve a better balance between the head and the neck. For orthopedic pillows, also pay attention for memory foam ones – they are designed to mimic the shape of your head and neck and help your muscles rest as much as possible while you sleep.

That’s all fine and good, but what fabric and what filling should we be looking for? And once again, there’s no one singular answer. Every type of orthopedic pillow has its advantages and disadvantages. Of course, the price is also often one of those pros and cons. A simple bamboo orthopedic pillow has a much more approachable price than some more modern types like silicon for example. Still, at the top of everyone’s list are the memory foam orthopedic pillows. The features they have unattainable by pillows by regular, organic fabrics like down, feather or bamboo.

We hope this quick bunch of thoughts and advices was useful! If you’re looking for suggestions, take a look at our selection, here at bedding.com. For example, check out the Abripedic Dual Contour Gel Memory Foam Pillow and the Abripedic Latex Lavender Ventilated Traditional Pillow.

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