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11 of the best pillows for every type of sleeper
Sleep experts fill us in on the best pillows for pain relief and comfortable snoozing.
Having trouble sleeping? Maybe your pillow’s the problem.
“Your bedshould be something just shy of decadent,” said Dr. W. Christopher Winter, owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Virginia and author of “The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It.” Along with a comfortable mattress and soft sheets, he said a quality pillow is key.
But, most people don’t give a second thought to their pillow — and may be using one that’s decades old. That’s a problem.
“Choosing the right kind of pillow and a supportive mattress helps relax the spine and rejuvenates the body for the next day,” said Sridhar Yalamanchili, a physical therapist at the Atlantic Spine Center in New York.
The perfect pillow depends on the type of sleeper you are. (Back? Side? Allergy-prone?)
Regardless of snoozing position, a pillow should keep your head, neck and shoulders aligned with your spine, advised Dr. Michael J. Breus clinical psychologist and sleep medicine expert from Los Angeles, California. In order to achieve the perfect alignment, though, different types of sleepers require different types of pillows.