How to choose right pillow?

Published: Thursday, May 27 2021
Updated: Wednesday, June 9 2021

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

This article on SONJOUX website is for “informational” purpose only and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.

Please consult health professionals before buying health products.

INTRODUCTION

“Choosing the best pillow” informational article is based on SONJOUX PILLOWS know-how. Preferences and needs are personal and may be different for each individual.

Our aim is to make you understand that:

There are many too many variables for choosing your personal best pillow

Not all the pillows are same but there are different specifications

More you know about your personal best pillow needs better choice you can make

1. YOUR SLEEPING POSITION

The secret formula of a better sleep is choosing the right pillow that is compatible with your sleeping position. Pillow must support and comfort your head, neck and spine.

 
STOMACH SLEEPERS

Generally no pillow or soft and very low profile pillow is advised. Pillow cover must be face/skin friendly. 

 
SIDE SLEEPERS

Pillow height and shoulder height must be same. Your head and spine must be aligned. Thicker and firmer pillows are advised.

 
BACK SLEEPERS

Pillow must support your neck to align your head with your spine. Medium support and medium height is advised.

 
COMBINATION SLEEPERS

You need an adaptive pillow for height and firmness. Memory Foam is advised for movement adaptation.

2. YOUR PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Your physical characteristics is another important factor for choosing your personal best pillow. If you are over-weight or tall or more muscular your support need is different.

 
YOUR WEIGHT

Your weight is directly proportional to the firmness of your pillow. If you are heavier a firmer pillow will support your head or if you are lighter you will need less firmness.

 
YOUR HEIGHT

Your height is directly proportional to the height of your pillow. If you are tall you will need thicker pillow or if you are short you will need thinner pillow.

 
YOUR MUSCULARITY

Your support need changes with your age and your muscularity. If you are muscular you will need less support or if you are less muscular you will need more support.

3. PILLOW FILLING

Materials used in pillow fillings are divided into two main categories:

Organic Filling Materials and Synthetic Filling Materials.

 
ORGANIC FILLING MATERIALS

Down, feather, cotton, bamboo, wool, latex are the most popular organic filling materials. Some of the natural materials may have some odour, may cause allergic reactions or sensitivity.

 
SYNTHETIC FILLING MATERIALS

Polyurethane, fiber and polyester are the most popular synthetic filling materials. Synthetic materials are chemically processed, hypo-allergic and may have some enhancements for comfort like heat/sweat balancing.

4. PILLOW FABRIC

Materials used in pillow fabrics are divided into two main categories:

Organic Fabrics and Synthetic Fabrics.

 
ORGANIC FABRICS

Cotton, Organic Cotton, bamboo are the most popular organic fabric materials. Sometimes organic pillow fillings are not accompanied by organic pillow fabrics. You have to pay attention to both pillow fabric and pillow filling in order to have %100 Organic Pillow.

 
SYNTHETIC FABRICS

Polyurethane, fiber, polyester are the most popular synthetic fabric materials. Synthetic fabrics are more durable and may have some enhancements for comfort like heat/sweat balancing, easier cleaning, water proofing, enhanced air flowing, etc.