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Side Sleeper Pillows: How to Choose the Best One for You

Side Sleeper Pillows: How to Choose the Best One for You - Mattress & Pillow Science

Not fond of sleeping on your back? If that’s the case, you’re not alone! Many people prefer to sleep on their side. In fact, side sleeping is a position most health professionals would recommend as it allows for neutral spine alignment. It also keeps your airways clear, reducing the chance of snoring. Consequently, there is a wide range of side sleeper pillows available on the market today – but which one is the best side sleeper pillow for you?


Side sleeper pillow recommendations

At Mattress & Pillow Science, our most popular and best-selling pillows for side sleepers are the Original Contour and Harmony pillows.  Both pillows are contoured to give your head a nice, cushioned support by fitting snugly into your neck. Additionally, the contoured shape of the pillows takes away stress from your shoulders.

Your body size should also be taken into account when choosing the best pillow for slide sleeping – what might be a perfect pillow for your partner, may be totally wrong for you – as the pillow should accommodate your own dimensions. The pillow must be the correct height so that your head and neck stays in neutral alignment. It must give enough support to both maintain this alignment and suit your personal preference.

If you’re unsure about the correct pillow height for you, we would recommend checking out the Mattress & Pillow Science range of adjustable pillows, which allow you to alter the height of your pillow to suit your exact requirements.

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Pillows for side sleepers

When choosing a side sleeper pillow, you certainly have a great range of options. Not only are there side pillows available in different depths, but some are designed in a different shape from a conventional pillow.

Some side pillows, such as our Sleep Right Pillow have different ‘zones’, such as a firm area to support the natural curve of your neck, a soft section that will cradle the weight of your head, minimising any pressure spots, and then outer areas with medium density to give side sleeper support.

Other pillows, such as the Latex Flexi Pillow, are higher on one side, and lower on the other. This differs greatly in design from multi-zone options while still allowing a natural side-sleeping position – the Flexi Pillow even makes stomach sleeping more comfortable, even if sleeping on your tummy is not a sleep position we recommend!


Side sleeper pillow reviews

At Mattress & Pillow Science, we want to make sure you choose the right pillow for your body, which is why we’ve added a ‘Reviews’ section to every product page. You can read what other people have thought about our pillows online – giving you more clarity when making your choice. Also, feel free to leave your own side sleeper pillow review after your purchase! 

The best pillow for side sleepers

Once again, we must stress that the best pillow for a side sleeper depends on your individual body frame – and your personal preference. We have allowed for these different variances by providing pillows not only in different shapes, but also in innovative materials including gel and latex. 

  • Gel contour pillows

A very popular choice in summertime is our Gel Contour Flexi Pillow. As the name suggests, this has gel pads set into the visco-elastic memory foam, providing heavenly, cooling relief for hot sleepers! The gel is also wonderful for relieving pressure, while the contoured shape helps keep your alignment in check. Furthermore, this pillow is covered with bamboo, which helps to maintain the unique contour shape. 

  • Latex pillows

Many people prefer latex pillows for sleeping on their side, as they are natural, long-lasting , bacteriostatic and antimicrobial. Latex pillows offer a moderate amount of support and promises a soothing night’s sleep! 

Choosing the best side sleeper pillow for you can really make such a difference to the quality of sleep. Innovations in pillow technology mean there has never been a greater range of top quality side sleeper pillows, designed specifically to improve your quality of sleep. 

After experiencing one of these pillows for yourself, you may wonder why you have spent your whole life sleeping without one! 

View our Side Sleeper Pillows online now or visit us in-store for a free consultation with one of our expert sleep consultants. 


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