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A Helpful Guide to Sleeping on Your Back and Side

Posted by Sa Bal on

To have a good night’s sleep, it’s important that your back, head, and neck be in a good position. Otherwise, you will wake up feeling tired and fatigued. Hence, it's important that you choose an adequate pillow that not only meets your preferences with regard to softness but supports your spine as well. Pacific Coast® pillows can offer you a relaxing and healthy sleep experience.

Know What Kind of Sleeper Your Are

To select a good pillow, it’s essential that you first understand how you prefer to sleep. You need to find the position in which you feel most comfortable. Many people understate the importance of knowing their sleeping style. In fact, the way you sleep actually contributes to your personality and makes you who you are.

Some people are adamant sleepers. They prefer a single position to all others, regardless of the weather or the time of night. On the other hand, some people have a conscious liking for a certain posture. However, they tend to switch postures while sleeping if they feel uncomfortable. Nonetheless, it is the position you like sleeping in so it’s your own style. Some of us don’t really have a favorite position to sleep in, but even in that case, you should select a pillow for the position you usually wake up in; whether you wake up on your stomach, side or back.

Since the way you sleep is something that just comes naturally, there’s a likelihood that it will change as you grow older, or as your body changes. For instance, women who originally loved sleeping on their stomachs had to choose another style after becoming pregnant, but find it hard to transition back after their delivery because it no longer feels that comfortable.

Now we’re not asking you to take future body changes into account when choosing a pillow, but the least one can do is to think about what secondary sleeping position they prefer if the first one starts to get uncomfortable.

People who know of their two sleeping positions often prepare before bed. If they prefer to sleep on their front and side, they’ll keep a pair of fluffy and soft pillows that they can use when on their side and then make it one when they transition to sleeping on their front.

Support: How Much Do You Need?

The reason why some of you may feel tired in the morning is due to a raging ache in your shoulders and neck that stems from the misalignment of the spine. In other cases, this is caused by pressure points that arise from keeping one’s head on too short or tall of a pillow. Compare this situation with having a well-balanced pillow that offers just the right amount of support; you don’t wake up with aches.

A common belief about how a pillow causes unwanted aches, is that it entirely depends upon how tall or short it is, but this is inaccurate. Pillows, like those from Pacific Coast®, have unique features that cater to both comfort and support. This allows sleepers of every kind to select a pillow that is well suited to their personal sleeping position.

What Makes a Comfortable and Supportive Pillow?

Pacific Coast® uses a detailed balance of materials to achieve a perfect equilibrium between both factors. To get a comfortable layer of fluffiness, the makers add clusters of down to the outer layer of a pillow. These are soft and make room for your head to fall deep into the base.

The base is where all the support lies because that part is made from natural feather filling. This layer permits the spine and head to be in proper alignment. As a result, this effectively tackles discomfort and pressure points that can form in the neck and head.

Sleeping on Your Front? Go Soft

Doctors don’t recommend sleeping on your front since it puts unwanted strain on your back and neck, and it’s most probable that you switch from this position as well. However, it’s what gets you in a comfortable position to sleep in the first place.

The best pillow that a front sleeper can use is one that’s very soft and allows your head to simply sink in at level with the rest of your body. While you’re sleeping this way, your neck is taking up a considerable amount of strain because it will be in an odd position for quite a while. An incredibly soft pillow with even softer support can decrease this strain to a minimal level.

Sleeping on Your Back? Go Medium-Firm

Sleeping on your neck doesn’t require as much support. This reason is why a medium-firm pillow is the right choice for you. These will have the right amount of filling that conforms to the head’s shape and weight. This design offers proper support to your back and head. Based on whether you personally prefer a little more height, or want your head closer to your bed, you can choose between a medium-firm, and support that is soft yet confirming.

Sleeping on Your Side? Go Firm

If you prefer sleeping on your side for most of the night, a soft pillow can cause considerable damage. Sleeping on your side is a delicate position. While you sleep, head and neck is suspended and needs to be at level with the shoulders. Hence, firm pillows are the way to go because of how much support they give to your neck. As explained above, a pillow will need to have more of a feather filling rather than down to offer the right balance for a side sleeper.