10 Best Pillows For Side Sleepers To Get Some Serious Rest In 2020
EverPillow by Infinitemoon is being talked about again as one of the best. Women’s Health Magazine chooses EverPillow as the best expert used side sleeper pillow.
Experts are pulling back the covers on what makes for the perfect pillow.
BY EMILY BECKER OCT 13, 2020
“Don’t underestimate the power of a good pillow. Besides being key to sleeping comfortably, a good pillow can also mean the difference between waking up rested or waking up somehow more sore than the night before. The place to start when you’re looking to level up your pillow game? Consider how you’ll be resting your head.
While you might be inclined to just go with whichever pillow feels the most comfortable, there is a bit of an art—and some science—to choosing your neck’s new bestie, all of which is informed by your sleeping position. And, if you’re like the majority of people in the United States, you prefer to snooze on your side, according to a 2012 survey from home furnishings retailer Anna’s Linens.
Overall, the point of a pillow is to help your head and neck stay in a neutral position while you’re catching those Zzzs to minimize stress on the spine and surrounding muscles, says Dr. James Mojica, MD, medical director at the Harvard-affiliated Sleep Center at Spaulding. This means that different pillows are better for different sleeping positions.
It’s when your pillow isn’t doing a good job at supporting your head, neck, and spine that you’re more likely to wake up with stiffness, a headache, or arm pain—all of which also don’t make for the most restful night’s sleep. These symptoms, Dr. Mojica says, are common.
If you’re a side sleeper, the correct pillow choice may be one that is a firmer and a little thicker, according to Michael Breus, PhD, a clinical psychologist and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He recommends one that is the same thickness as the distance between your ear and the edge of your shoulder. Of course, most folks change positions throughout the night, so Breus says to think of these as general guidelines.
All that being said, it’s time for some pillow talk. Here are the 10 best pillows for side sleepers, according to experts:”Women’s Health
“This pillow from Infinitemoon’s curved shape promises a slight cuddling effect that is specifically designed for back and side sleepers. If you need more convincing, the Everpillow is Breus‘ personal choice for what he lays his head on each night. “