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Solving The Age-Old Question: How Many Pillows Is Too Many?

Posted on by Sleep Expert

We all have our personal preferences when it comes to pillows for that ultimate comfort. For some of us the thought of a plump, memory foam pillow sounds like heaven, and for others, it could be your worst nightmare. Or maybe you love snuggling down into a stack of feather pillows for a cosy night’s sleep? Whether your go-to choice of pillow is feather, memory foam or synthetic, we are going to solve the debate of how many pillows really is too many.

 

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Selecting the right type of pillow

Did you know your sleeping position determines what type of pillow you should use? If you are a side sleeper, you may find a firmer, thicker pillow such as our Spundown Firm Support Pillow, offers you the most comfort and support. Whereas if you are a back sleeper, you will require support in keeping your neck and head aligned, for which a flatter pillow is most suited. Our Goose Down Surround Pillow would be an ideal choice, offering luxury softness and support! And for those of you who opt to sleep on your stomach, a soft pillow can be the most comfortable.

 

Pillows for neck and back support

It can be a challenge to find the perfect pillow that offers both neck and back support without feeling too firm and uncomfortable. Our Dual Support Pillow provides excellent support and comfort, comprised of a layer of memory foam and a luxurious microfibre layer for softness and cushioning. Not only this, the temperature-sensitive memory foam layer will help ensure you don’t get too hot! Or maybe you love sitting up in bed with a good book and a cup of tea but can never get comfortable? A V-shape pillow, such as our Back Support V-Shape Pillow, is a great choice for relief, comfort and neck support so you can enjoy your book in the best possible comfort!

 

How many pillows should you use?

Once you have decided whether you prefer supportive pillows or soft pillows, you need to decide how many you need. Do you often find you wake up with unwanted neck pain or feel you have “slept funny”? Well, maybe this is related to sleeping with too many pillows. The recommended number of pillows to sleep with is actually just one, as it has been suggested that sleeping on any more than one can result in straining various areas of your body. As well as this, issues with posture and spinal alignment can arise which none of us want!