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How Do I Know If I Need A Pillow With Neck Support?

Posted on by Sleep Expert

Neck pain is a common complaint and it’s very likely that almost all of us have dealt with this at some point in our lives. Whilst it’s a harmless condition most of the time, it can still affect your day-to-day plans depending on how severe your neck pain is. The causes of neck pain vary; whether you’ve made a wrong movement which caused a sharp pain in your neck, your neck is overloaded from working out or you’re sleeping in the wrong position. All these causes can have an impact on your wellbeing - so it’s time to get to the root of the problem. If you’re a sufferer of neck pain, we’re going to help you to find the best pillow for the best neck support.

Why Pillows Are Important For Neck & Back Pain

Never underestimate the importance of having the correct sleeping posture. After all, we spend around 6 to 8 hours per night laying on a pillow - which means we’re asleep for ⅓ of our entire life. Crazy, isn’t it? Hence why we keep stressing the importance of investing in a good mattress, but also finding the right pillow for your desired sleeping position. As every person is unique, we don’t believe in having a ‘one size fits all’ type of pillow. Some sleepers might prefer sleeping on their stomach, whilst others prefer to sleep on their back. Believe it or not, but these preferences require a completely different type of pillow - something to look into!


Best Pillow for Neck Support

If you’re looking for extra neck support, we recommend investing in a pillow that will align your spine so that your neck and back are in a healthy line with each other. Are you a back sleeper? Then it’s best to choose a pillow with a higher firmness. Firm pillows help to support your neck, and a soft pillow simply will not give you the support your neck needs when you’re a back sleeper. For back sleepers, the Dual Support Pillow is the perfect option as it’s comfortable and it provides enough neck support. The Dual Support Pillow has a mix of soft fibre for comfort and memory foam for structured support tailored to you, which makes it ideal for neck and back support.

Medium to firm pillows, such as the Spundown Medium Support Pillow, are great for when you tend to switch between sleeping on your back and your side during the night. They give your neck and back the support they need, whilst also providing the comfort you desire.

And finally, if you’re a stomach sleeper - which is probably the worst position to sleep in, by the way - a soft pillow is your best option. For those who are suffering from neck pain, we strongly advise not to sleep on your stomach as this sleeping position is the hardest on your neck and spine alignment. We know it’s comfortable, but it’s simply not doing you any favours.

Bedding For Aches And Pains

As we spend such a great deal of time asleep, it’s wise to put together a bed that provides you with both comfort and support. Did you know that mattresses can cause severe back and neck pain, especially when they’re old, cheap or not the right firmness for your body. For extra comfort and support, you can add a mattress topper onto your mattress - a simple way to boost the comfort of your old mattress or to just add another layer of deep comfort to your new mattress. Plus, the mattress topper is home washable, which allows you to extend the life of your mattress!

Another tip - do you enjoy reading in bed before actually going to sleep? Use our Back Support V-Shape Pillow to ensure you retain a good posture whilst reading in bed. After all, even a good book isn’t worth ruining your back.


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