We all know that it is important to get about eight hours of sleep every night to be ready for the next day ahead. Even if it is a common health fact, do humans really follow through with that? Think about yourself. When was the last time you got eight hours of uninterrupted sleep? Maybe before entering high school or on a vacation a while back.
On the day to day, you might find yourself drinking cups of coffee to keep yourself awake from your pillow not being the exact shape you need to get high-quality sleep. This is where an adjustable pillow comes into play. With easily adjustable memory foam, you will be able to make the adjustable pillow YOUR perfect pillow as it forms to support what you need to get a good night’s sleep. Here, we are going to be talking about why you need to get an adjustable pillow to get eight hours of sleep. Let’s get started!
What is an Adjustable Pillow
You may have never heard of an adjustable pillow, luckily that is what we are here for. An adjustable pillow can contort to fit your individual needs. When making adjustments, you can unzip the pillow and remove or add as much fill as you like. This gives you the control to sleep on a pillow with the perfect height and fill, unlike other pillows that are sewn shut. There is so much room for you to experiment with different types of pillows without having to buy multiple pillows that you might only use for a few nights.
How an Adjustable Pillow Works
Adjustable pillows, like SnugglePedic’s Deluxe Adjustable Shredded Foam Pillow, are fully adjustable to accommodate back, side, and stomach sleepers. The high-quality cooling memory foam fill can be moved around or taken out for you to find the perfect fit for a good night’s sleep. In addition, you’ll be able to accommodate if you have a preference for a soft or firm pillow with an adjustable pillow.
If you’re a back sleeper, you’re probably going to keep most of the fill in. Whereas, if you are a side sleeper, you might want to take half of the fill out. Sometimes, you might find yourself sleeping on your stomach and you’re going to want a flat pillow. No matter what kind of pillow you need, the adjustable pillow is here for you to stay comfortable all night long.
When adjusting your pillow, don’t even think about throwing away the extra fill. Store the fill that is removed into an airtight bag. The natural fibers will compress over time and you may want to put them back into your adjustable pillow. Or you can take that extra fill and put it into a throw pillow that you have that needs a little boost of fluff.
Finding the Right Position on Your Adjustable Pillow
The great thing about adjustable pillows is that they adjust to your individual needs. If you find yourself with neck pain, you can easily add a little more fill to give yourself a proper pillow height for neck support. This can help you to get better sleep and achieve that eight hours of sleep everybody is aiming for.
Here is how an adjustable pillow can more specifically help back, side, and stomach sleepers:
- When looking for your dream pillow, you want it to support the natural curvature of your neck, especially when sleeping on your back. You want a pillow that is a little firmer, so the head doesn’t lean back too far. Use some fill to add extra loft to the bottom third of your adjustable pillow to provide stability to your head and neck. The height shouldn’t be too high that your head tilts too far forward, nor too low that the neck extends and tilts the head upward. The golden rule is to keep your pillow around three to six inches to provide adequate support to your head and neck while sleeping on your back.
- Side sleepers require extra support due to the extra distance between the back of the head and the mattress. You need to make your adjustable pillow thicker and firmer to make sure that your head and neck are in a neutral position. As you are moving the fill around in your adjustable pillow, you want to make sure that it is at the right thickness between your ear and mattress so the neck is evenly aligned with the spine.
- When sleeping on your stomach, it is difficult to maintain the proper spinal position as your back is compressed and your neck is twisted. This can cause some discomfort. If you are an adamant stomach sleeper, you want your pillow to be softer and lower so your adjustable pillow will cradle the head. You want less fill than a back and neck sleeper needs. If you sleep on a pillow that is too thick, your spine will bend at an angle that will cause some discomfort the morning after.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to finally get that eight hours of sleep that everyone has been talking about. An adjustable pillow is a gamechanger to help you to feel energized for the busy day ahead of you. Take some time to play around with the fill in the pillow and make the perfect pillow for you!
Contributing Writer: Madeline Collins