Best Back Sleeping Pillow Tips
As a long time backpacking enthusiast, I have been fortunate enough to find the best back pillow for back sleeping on my back. I started backpacking because it is where I feel most comfortable, yet it is also the most likely place for back pain to arise. A bad sleeping position will inevitably lead to back pain.
The type of pillow you choose will be a personal choice. Some people I know prefer firm pillows while others love comfort. However, there are some obvious things that every good back pillow should have. Below are the best back-sleeping pillow tips I can give you.
A good back pillow should be a comfortable fit, with a design that locks in the neck. It must also be removable, so you can change it if needed.
Look for a pillow with a gel or memory foam and have it blend in nicely with the natural fibers of your mattress. One tip, make sure that the pillow has a washable cover.
Many back sleepers find that they need to elevate their feet at night. This way they will be resting on their upper body, and not on their back, which may cause pain.
This also causes the spine to adjust its alignment to accommodate the mattress. This allows the back to support the hips. You want a great sleeper’s pillow that supports the entire body evenly.
Some rest positions you should try including one where you lay on your side, with the head and shoulders lifted up. You can prop yourself up with a hand, or you can sleep with both hands on your knees, which gives you greater flexibility, since your knees will be out in front of you. You might consider a foam material for a great sleeper’s pillow. However, look for one that is soft on the top, so that you don’t wake up with a cold lump on your chest!
Not all of us like to be wrapped up in a blanket, especially during the night, and you will need a pillow that allows you to breath naturally, without the use of a pillow case. A good pillow will not allow air to escape through your body and will allow you to stay warm and cozy even during the coldest night.
Of course, you do not want to carry extra pillow to be able to adjust to the change in your sleep position when you change sleeping positions during the night. If you think about it, a regular sleeping pillow won’t actually change your sleeping position anyway.
If you have decided that you do want to use a back-sleeping pillow to help you sleep better, then make sure that you get one that fits well, has a removable cover, and is very comfortable. You want the right amount of support in your spine so that you will be able to sleep for a long time.
Also, make sure that the sides of the pillow are easily adjustable so that you can always be able to put your feet on the side, or you may need to take off your pillow and rest your legs on your arms. These are just a few of the best back-sleeping pillow tips I can give you.