The Best Pillow for Every Type of Sleeper
Whether you snooze like a princess who can detect a pea under 37 mattresses or a grizzly bear in hibernation, one thing’s for certain: The right pillow makes all the difference. Here, the best type for every kind of sleeper.
Best for Back Sleepers: A Medium-Support Pillow
Hey, Goldilocks—you need a pillow with ample support for your neck, but something that won’t will strain your head too high above your spine. Aim for an average-sized, medium-support pillow that will maintain its shape but is also soft to the touch.
Best for Stomach Sleepers: A Slim, Soft Pillow
We’ve warned you about the adverse effects of sleeping on your front. But if you absolutely must face-plant onto your bed each night, make sure to enlist a thin, squishy pillow that won’t hyperextend your neck above your back.
Best for Side Sleepers: A Firm Pillow
The optimum pillow has tons of support, keeps your neck and spine aligned and creates a solid cradle for your head. The extra support prevents you from tossing too much and keeps your head stable throughout the night.
Best for Every Position: A Body Pillow
If you’re having trouble pinpointing your position, you probably toss and turn all night long. No problem—choose a foam body pillow that adjusts to whatever pose you end up in.