When shopping for a new mattress, sleep accessories tend to take a back seat. Still, did you know that your pillow supports the top 1/3 of your spine? What’s more, the right pillow keeps your neck in a neutral position, preventing muscle strain and neck and back pain. Sleep experts agree that pillows are important for your health, comfort, and quality of sleep. With that in mind, here are some tips to ensure you find the perfect pillow for you.
- When testing out pillows, don’t just flop onto your back. Make sure you’re in your actual sleep position (no matter how silly you think you look!) to get a sense of how the pillow will feel throughout the night.
- Keep in mind that a pillow works in tandem with your mattress. That is, a pillow will feel different on your worn out bed at home than it will on a brand new bed.
- Your body shape and size matters! Whether you should be on a high loft or low loft pillow depends in part on the size of your head, neck, and shoulders, as well as the space between your neck and shoulders.
- Pay attention to the filling! Do you have allergies? Or maybe you sleep warm? Discuss special circumstances like these with the sales associate, as they will affect which pillow you end up on.
Parklane Mattresses has partnered with Glideaway to bring you a diverse selection of premium pillows. From firm to soft, high loft to low loft, and memory foam to latex, we have the pillow that’s right for you. Visit any of our retail location to try out our superior pillow line.