Pillows are the unsung heroes for a good night’s sleep as mattresses take most of the focus on sleeping issues, due to their well-known effects on your back.
“[A good pillow] gives the right amount of support to your head and neck. [A good pillow can also] keep your neck and spine properly aligned as you sleep,” King Koil noted.
The sleepopolis.com website backed these findings. “The right pillow should...support the natural curvature of your spine,” it said. “Keeping a neutral spine not only alleviates neck pain, it also relieves pressure throughout your entire body.”
The website also suggested that you replace your pillow more frequently than thought. “Bed pillows need to be replaced after 18 months. Memory foam pillows typically last longer, up to three years,” they noted. “Natural pillows tend to last longer than synthetic pillows. And higher quality pillows will last longer than inexpensive ones.”
Sleep experts recognized three distinct postures for sleepers, namely back sleepers, side sleepers, and stomach sleepers. They also recommended different types of pillows that will suit the needs for their respective positions.
If you sleep on your back, King Koil recommends the use of a medium height or loft pillow of medium firmness. This helps to deal with the pressure this position puts on your back and spine. sleepopolis.com backed these findings.
“A medium loft [pillow] is going to help relieve pressure in in your neck and shoulders by providing a...buffer between you and your mattress,” it observed. “If your pillow is too lofty, your head will be craned upwards...If it’s not lofty enough, you’re pretty much lying flat on your mattress.”
The pillow’s medium firm texture also ensures that the pillow won’t get flat through the night, as it will conform to the pressure from your head.
As a company that has the customer’s sleeping comforts and needs in mind,King Koil recommended stomach sleepers to use thick and firm pillows. According to sleepopolis.com, “to keep a neutral spine and healthy posture, side sleepers need a pillow with a high loft, and firmer support.” They also suggested the use of down, kapok or fluffy material.
In contrast to back and side sleepers, King Koil’s experts suggest stomach sleepers use a thin and soft pillow. sleepdoctor.com backed this finding. “Stomach sleepers may need
a soft pillow - or no pillow at all - underneath their head,” they noted. “A pillow under your stomach and pelvis may prevent back pain.”
On their part, sleepopolis.com pointed out that stomach sleepers need pillows with “low loft [two inches or shorter] - in order to maintain neutral spine alignment. Aside from warning that a pillow loft that is too high can force your head upwards and ruin your posture, they also point out that the “pillow should support the natural C curve of your spine.”
They also suggest using soft support pillows as a buffer with the mattress, and the use of compressible fills such as feathers or down alternatives, as they can be compressed into a very low loft.
Regardless of whether you sleep on your back, on your side, or your stomach, you can rest assured that King Koil has a range of pillows to meet your needs. These include the Nano Fiber best selling pillow, which is ideal for back sleepers, as its is filled with soft fiber and silicon, giving it a firm texture. King Koil’s Royale does the job equally well, as its 7-Hole Fiberfill or Conjugated Polyester memorizes the contours of your head.
The 51 x 76 cm King Koil FossFlakes, a pillow filled with Siliconized Polyester Fibers and Cotton Downproof Fabrics ideal for side sleepers who can benefit from the pillow’s high loft and soft support.
The Signature Goose is compatible with stomach sleepers due to its thin soft size. The use of goose feathers can also regulate your body temperature by providing coolness during hot temperatures as well as warmth when the temperatures get low.
So what are you waiting for? Head out to your nearest King Koil outlet pillow or buy it online. Regardless which method you will choose, you can be sure it will help you get the good night’s sleep you will need.