Best Side Sleeper Pillow adjustable

The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers by The Strategist

We are featured in The Strategist's article entitled "The 15 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers From Memory Foam to Down."

See the excerpt below.

If you sleep on your side, the most important factor to consider when shopping for pillows is the loft. That’s the official term for the height of a pillow when it’s laid out on your bed, and the best pillows for side sleepers will have enough loft to fill the space between your head and your mattress when you’re lying on your side.

Fill type:  Copper-infused shredded memory-foam  | Loft:  Adjustable  | Firmness:  Adjustable  | Shape:  Crescent

Honeydew’s side-sleeper pillow, which appears on our list of the best pillows for neck pain , has a curved design and contains cooling copper-infused gel memory foam to promote temperature regulation as you sleep. Goertzen tested this Scrumptious model and says she likes that the cutout — similar to the one on our top-pick Eli & Elm pillow — creates extra room for her shoulder, while the spongy core gently cradles her head. She says it creates a spooning sensation that takes strain off her upper body and that it has not caused her to overheat, despite memory foam ’s reputation for sleeping warm. Although she found the original height and density optimal for sleeping on her side, the loft and firmness can be customized by removing or adding fill. Honeydew also sells a pillowcase that’s made to fit the unique shape.

Support is also really important: Side sleepers typically need firmer pillows, rather than softer ones, to make sure their heads don’t sink too deeply, which can put strain on your neck (and we’ve got a whole other roundup of pillows for neck pain if you’re suffering from that). Your goal should be to find a pillow that lifts your head high enough to line up with your neck and spine, but not too high, and is supportive enough to prevent your head from sinking too low.

Alas, there is no one-size-fits-all pillow for side sleepers, because your body type and personal preferences will also be determining factors in what pillow you should buy. If you have especially broad shoulders, for example, you’ll need a loftier pillow than someone with a narrower build. And if you prefer, say, squishy down-alternative pillows over firmer latex or memory-foam pillows , you’ll likely need a higher-loft pillow to account for the more compressive fill.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.