Do you have a bed pillow related injury?

Bed pillows are essential for a great night’s sleep these days. If the way that you’re sleeping has caused some neck or upper back pain then maybe it’s time for a new pillow.

There are a couple things you may want to keep in mind when deciding on the perfect bed pillow. Most people don’t know that this is important, and end up with a pillow that’s the wrong size to fit their sleeping style.

If you use this little guide, you’re sure to find just the right bed pillow for you.

The main thing is, what position do you normally sleep in? This will tell you how high, or ‘lofty’ that pillow should be to keep you most comfortable while sleeping.

If you sleep on your stomach, you want a thinner, softer bed pillow, so that your neck and back aren’t forced into an un-natural position that will throw your spine out of alignment. I learned this the hard way let me tell ya. lol

If you sleep on your side, like most people do, then consider using a nice substantial pillow. It should fill up the space between your shoulder and head, so that your neck and spine remain aligned while sleeping.

And if you sleep on your back, then consider a medium loft bed pillow, so that your neck is supported correctly.

The other thing to think about is the fill of the pillow, which boils down to either natural or synthetic material.

Which one you prefer will largely be a matter of personal taste and budget. Among the most popular of the natural fill for bed pillows are:

Down/feather   Cotton   Wool   Buckwheat hull

These pillows will last for a good long time with proper care and will tend to be more expensive.

People with allergies tended to stay away from the feather and down pillows, but these days a lot of the manufacturers know that cleaning the down and feathers properly makes those pillows virtually allergy free.

And a couple of the most popular synthetic filled bed pillows are   Foam   Latex   Polyester

These pillows can also be perfectly comfortable for most people with no allergies, but tend to last only a couple of years before needing to be replaced. So with all of the good deals available online, you’re sure to find just the right bed pillow. And they’ll even deliver it right to your door!