What a quality mattress does for the spine, a support pillow does for the head, neck and shoulders.
Support Pillows: Designs and Features
- Ergonomic support: How well your neck and head are supported can have a drastic effect on your overall quality of sleep, which is why how you choose a pillow is just as important as how you choose a mattress. Look for designs that are ‘curved to fit’ for cradled support around your head, neck and shoulders.
- Moisture-wicking technology: Pillows that wick away moisture do not just do so to keep you feeling cozy and comfortable throughout the night (although that is a huge plus); they also help to protect your health. Because your pillow is so close to your head, the moisture and humidity it harbors can have more of an effect on how you breathe than any other part of your bed. Choosing a pillow designed to stay dry can be one of the most beneficial decisions you can make – for both the way you sleep and your overall health.
- Cooling comfort: One of the most common reasons for waking up in the middle of the night, sleeping too hot is also now one of the most preventable – thanks to innovative pillows with breathable, heat-deflective designs to keep you sleeping cool and comfortable.
Memory Foam Pillows
Comfort foam pillows designed to adapt to your head and neck movement and provide contoured, ergonomic support prove that memory foam isn’t just for mattresses. For extra versatility and an easy way to customize your sleep experience, look for memory foam pillows that feature two comfort levels – with a plusher feel on one side of the pillow and a firmer feel on the other.
Gel Pillows (with Memory Foam)
No other pillow type will provide the luxurious feel of slow-conforming support – designed to mold around your head, neck and shoulders for uniquely customized pressure-relief – quite like a gel pillow. While in most high-quality gel pillows the gel is ‘infused’ into a base of memory foam, compared to an all-foam pillow, the difference of contoured comfort is often highly noticeable – and the reason why gel remains one of the most popular choices of material for a more ergonomically comfortable sleep experience.