This post is part of a new series I’m calling “The 2 Minute Fix” which will be short videos to teach people easy self-care solutions to common movement faults.
I definitely get this questions a lot. What pillow is the best for me? The answer is – it depends! The two best ways to sleep for your spine are back and side sleeping. Sleeping on your stomach is detrimental to spinal health and not recommended. Depending on whether you’re a side or back sleeper, I give my recommendations and tips for how to choose a good one for you.
For side sleepers I recommend a semi-firm pillow that takes up the width of you neck to the shoulder. The water base one from Chiroflow is a great option, as long as your neck is in-line with the rest of your spine. If you have trouble getting your hips level, using a small pillow between the legs is also a good option. For back sleepers, I recommend a pillow that supports that natural lordosis (C-shape) of the neck. The Tri-Core pillow is a very inexpensive and supportive solution for back sleepers. For additional relief in back pain sufferers, using a soft bolster under the knees can help.
Yours in Health,