Choosing the right pillow

Picking the pillow that's right for you can be daunting experience given the variety and options that are available. Sadly, most people don't spend enough time thinking about this and often wake up feeling sore and unhappy. It doesn't have to be hard and at MyPillow we are dedicated to helping everyone get a great night's sleep so we have a few handy tips for you. After all a great day starts with a great night's sleep.

Choosing the right pillow

Correct Sleep Position
What is the correct sleep position?

Our bodies are designed to move, but when we sleep we often stay in one position for a long time. It is therefore important you find a way to get your spine into a neutral position. This will enable your muscles around in your neck and around your back to relax. In addition this will also allow your veins and arteries to be in the correct positions and will then increase the flow of blood and oxygen around your body.

The key things to consider when choosing a pillow

The key things to consider when choosing a pillow are your sleep position, your body size and shape, and if you have any health issues. This translates into the profile of the pillow, whether or not it can be adjusted to suit you and the material it is made from.

1. Your sleep position

If you have ever tried to fall asleep in a seat, you will know that as soon as your head drops, you wake up. Its no different when you sleep. Getting your neck into a neutral position and supporting your head is important. If you sleep on your side, then getting a pillow that has a higher profile and forms into your neck is the most important. If you sleep on your back or front, then getting a pillow with a very low profile is important.

MyPillow's 3 options

2. Your body size and shape

We all come in different shapes and sizes. Which is why it is important to get the pillow that fits your unique and wonderful body. Much the same way we choose clothes and shoes to fit . The most important thing is the distance between your neck and the bed. This is most important for side sleepers and is measured across your shoulder. To make it easier, at MyPillow we use t-shirt sizes as this is a good proxy.

MyPillow Fitting guide

3. Your health

Pillows are made of many different materials and these can effect your health. Afterall, the average person will spend nearly 3000 hours on the pillow a year. Make sure you know the fill and the material for the cover. Also, it is important you can wash your pillow. Pillows collect germs and pollen like any other garment and a regular wash will keep it fresh and clean.

MyPillow is washable and hypoallergenic
4. One more tip....

We don't stay in one position. Throughout the night we are constantly moving around and changing the position we sleep. This is even more so if we don't find a comfortable position. We recommend sleeping with at least 2 different profiles of pillows and finding one that can be adjusted throughout the night.

MyPillow is a pillow that adjusts to your sleep position

MyPillow Benefits

MyPillow is made with 100% cotton cover, a patented cut memory foam that is fluffable, shapeable and breathable and comes in 3 sizes. It is designed to deliver the most comfortable sleep you'll ever have. We are so confident, we offer all our customers a 60-night guarantee!

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