Probably the most frequently asked question we get is, what is the best pillow to sleep on? Before we can answer that you have to understand your sleep pattern. are you a belly-sleeper, back-sleeper, side-sleeper? Each sleep position needs a different pillow.
Frankly there is no perfect pillow for the belly sleeper. A smaller softer pillow should be best for a belly-sleeper. The Casper Down pillow is a highly rated pillow for stomach sleepers.
Side-sleepers need a pillow that makes your head and spine neutral to the bed. It shouldn’t be too thick or thin. It should support your head and make you as neutral to the bed as possible. So size and firmness are key. A larger patient will need a larger firmer pillow, a smaller patient will utilize a thinner pillow. Goose down pillows are awesome for side-sleepers. If you have allergies to Goose down the "Leesa Hybrid" is a highly rated pillow for side sleepers, just make sure you get the pillow that fits your body, not to thin or thick.
Back-sleepers need a pillow that supports the cervical spines natural curve. There are many pillows out there for this sleeper. We prefer the Tri-core pillow by Core products. It comes in several different sizes and is available on-line. The pillow cost about $35. A great investment.
The next question is what bed is best? The simplest answer is comfortable firm. I sleep on a latex foam mattress. It is basically just a big chunk of foam. It looks like a regular mattress. The mattress is heavy firm, they last a long time. Most manufacturers make latex mattresses. My suggestion is to go to a mattress store and lay on a latex foam mattress for ten minutes and see if you like it.
Rolla MO has several good mattress and bedding stores, Sleep Ezz, Paul’s Furniture to name a few. Cuba MO has a great mattress store as well, BoxDrop, Employees of these stores are more than willing to walk you through several bedding options. Make sure you lay on a bed before you buy a bed.
Moreland Chiropractic Clinic
David Moreland Rolla MO 573-364-8086