Is Your Pillow a Pain in the Neck?

There are down ones, cotton ones, memory foam ones, polyfil ones, millet hull ones, water ones, feather ones, cervical ones, and more. When it comes to finding the pillow that’s right for you, it really is a jungle out there, but we can help! We want to help you figure out how to choose a pillow that will give you both the support and great sleep that you need.

The Standing Test

First, there's a little test can help you envision what a pillow should do. Stand up straight with good posture; keep your shoulders back with your head held high and not looking up or down.

Now, imagine keeping this exact position while you're lying down in bed- no matter what position you sleep in. Your pillow should support your head and neck so that you’re able to maintain that position in bed.

Different Pillows for Different Sleepers

As you might imagine, turning from your back, to your side or stomach will change how a pillow is able to support you. For your own personal sleeping position, the same pillow that works for someone else may not work for you.

Always remember... your pillow should keep your head in line with your spine!

We typically stock a large variety of pillows; different shapes, different compositions, different sizes.  Dr. Carradine can help you choose a pillow that right for you by testing your strength while using different pillows. Feel free to stop in and try some out!