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Which is the best type of pillow?

Are you a back sleeper? Maybe you’re always curled up on your side? Whatever your favourite position, choosing a pillow to match your sleeping habits is key to ensuring you have the best night’s sleep possible – not to mention helping you to avoid future back and neck problems.

Take a look at the optimum pillow for your favourite sleeping position with this handy guide from our resident sleep experts, here at Dreamers.

The best pillow for back sleepers

For all you back sleepers out there, you will be pleased to know that your way of sleeping is considered the healthiest – and will cause the least amount of damage to your neck and spine!

A thinner pillow is recommended for back sleepers, ideally one filled with a material such as feathers. Also known as down pillows – a feather filling is one of the most popular pillow types on the market. The feathers will compress with the pressure of your head, keeping your shoulders perfectly aligned, without placing too much strain on either. So you can rest easy that you’re properly supported and get a great night’s sleep.

The best pillow for side sleepers

Although not the ideal way to sleep in the opinion of scientists, this is a favourite for many of us, with side sleeping ranking as one of the most popular positions for a snooze.

But, if you don’t want to wake up with a dead arm in the middle of the night, you will need a pillow that is specific to your side sleeping needs – which luckily most stores stock as standard, and you can find a great range here at Dreamers.

We recommend that you invest in a thicker pillow if you’re a side sleeper, keeping your spine and neck aligned for a comfortable sleep. A particularly good choice is a memory foam pillow that gives you perfect elevation, whilst moulding to your head to provide ultimate comfort and support.

The best stomach sleeper pillow

There are no prizes for sleeping on your stomach – this position is deemed to be the worst in terms  of protecting the future health of your neck and back. But if that’s your favoured way to fall asleep what can you do? Easy – invest in the right pillow.

We recommend a thinner pillow for this position to ensure that your neck and spine are as closely aligned as possible, helping avoid any strain throughout the night or waking up with aches and pains.

The pillow filling we suggest is one that incorporates the ability to adjust your head to the perfect position – such as a memory foam pillow – but that doesn’t lift your head too far from the mattress. Also available with shredded foam, it is the perfect option to both have an incredible night’s sleep but also allows you to wake up pain free.

It’s clear to see that one pillow really doesn’t suit all. And, to guarantee yourself the best night’s sleep AND the best support, you need to pick a pillow that accommodates your sleeping style. Why not check out our extensive selection of pillows, here at Dreamers, with a variety of fillings and tensions to find the perfect match for you.

If you would like to know more about our pillows then feel free to get in touch with our team of experts. You can get in contact by filling out our online enquiry form . Alternatively, give us a call on 01962 275464 or email us at If you want to test out our pillows for yourself then drop in to our Ashton-in-Makerfield superstore, we’d love to see you there!

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