BEST DOWN PILLOWS FOR BACK SLEEPERS
by David Smith
Choosing the right pillow for you depends on 2 factors:
- Your Sleep Surface (Mattress Firmness)
- Your Sleep Style (Side, Back, Stomach)
1. Sleep Surface Mattress Firmness
No matter if you sleep on the floor, a foam mattress, or a mattress with a pillow top, it is important to understand that your sleeping surface impacts your neck and, in turn, your quality of sleep.
NOTICE: When your mattress is softer, you will compress the sleep surface. This reduces the area your pillow needs to fill.
2. Sleep Style (Back Sleepers)
Back sleepers on a ‘firm’ surface mattress only lightly compress their sleep surface. This means a firmer pillow is required to properly support the head. A firm pillow should accompany a firmer sleep surface. Firm Down Pillows
On a ‘medium’ surface mattress, back sleepers compress the sleeping surface. This means a medium pillow is necessary for proper head support. Medium Down Pillows
Back sleepers on a ‘soft’ surface mattress heavily compress the sleeping surface. As a result, they need a soft pillow for proper head support. Soft Down Pillows
Pillow Density Formula
Sleep Surface + Sleep Style = Recommended Pillow Density
PLEASE REMEMBER: Selecting a pillow is a very personal decision. Our recommended pillow formula is merely a guideline to help you choose the perfect pillow for you.
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