Your pillow guide: Which pillow is ideal for me?

The pillow determines the position of our head during sleep. With a suitable pillow, you support a healthy sleeping position, ensure restful sleep and protect your body from the painful consequences of an uncomfortable night. You can find out which pillow best suits your sleeping position here.

Table of Contents

      1. As you make your bed, so you lie
      2. The perfect pillow
      3. Your pillow guide
        1. General recommendation
        2. The perfect pillow for back sleepers
        3. The perfect pillow for side sleepers
        4. The perfect pillow for stomach sleepers
      4. Comfort & Sleep
      5. The Pillow Advisor
      6. Conclusion

      1. As one makes one's bed, one lies

      A comfortable lying position supports relaxation, which is important for sleep, and protects the body from an unhealthy sleeping posture. This is important because staying in one position for too long can have a negative impact on our back and neck and can lead to headaches, stiff muscles or severe tension the next morning. In addition to a suitable mattress that is not too hard or too soft, the choice of pillow is particularly important. Our pillow determines the position of the head during sleep and is responsible for ensuring that the sensitive cervical spine is well positioned and protected at night.

      2. The perfect pillow

      Dein Kissenguide: Das perfekte Kopfkissen

      With a pillow tailored to your needs, you support a healthy, relaxed sleeping position and prevent tension the next morning. If your pillow is too high, your neck will be overstretched or your spine will be bent too much. On the other hand, if it is too flat, your head may not be supported sufficiently and the muscles may be overstretched. This creates tension and blockages, which put a strain on the spine and can lead to pain. Ideally, the shoulders and cervical spine should lie exactly at right angles to each other during sleep. The head and the spine up to the pelvis ideally form a straight line. Choosing the right pillow is therefore extremely important in order to start the day really healthy and relaxed.

      Important: The head and spine should form a straight line towards the pelvis, while the shoulders should ideally be at right angles to the cervical spine.

      3. Your pillow guide

      Large, small, made of elastic foam or filled with down - pillows differ particularly in their size, shape or filling material. Which type of pillow is best for you depends not only on your personal feelings but also on your preferred sleeping position. Because in order to optimally support the body during sleep, your pillow should be adjusted to your individual sleeping position.

      In this article you will find an overview of the different sleeping positions and we have noted everything about the perfect pillow height here.

      And which is the best pillow for you? We give you an overview of the different types of pillows and explain which pillow best suits your sleeping position.

      General recommendation

      Large, soft pillows with a loose filling are comfortable and can be shaped individually, but due to their comparatively low supportive power, they are less suitable for effectively helping to stabilize a healthy sleeping position. An ergonomic, dimensionally stable pillow with a high-quality foam core can adapt better to an individual pressure, support the neck area and keep your head in a comfortable lying position during sleep without slipping.

      Perfekter Support: Ergonomische Kissen mit viskoelastischem Schaumstoffkern

      Tip: We also lose a lot of moisture at night through our skin and through breathing. For hygienic reasons, you should therefore also pay attention to breathable material and a washable cover.

      The perfect pillow for back sleepers

      In order to achieve a healthy and ergonomic sleeping position, back sleepers need a stable pillow that fills the area between the upper shoulders and the back of the head and supports the neck. This keeps the head in a straight position and stabilizes the spine.

      Das richtige Kissen für den Schlaf in Rückenlage

      Tip: Make sure not to choose a pillow that is too flat or too high so that the head is positioned horizontally and the cervical vertebrae are not overstretched or kinked.

      The perfect pillow for side sleepers

      The ideal pillow for side sleepers supports the head and neck, allows the shoulder to sink into the mattress and fills out the area between the shoulder area and the cervical spine well. This prevents one-sided overstretching of the neck muscles and stabilizes the head during sleep.

      Das ideale Kissen für den Schlaf in Seitenlage

      Tip: Pay attention to the correct height of the pillow, as laying the head incorrectly on the side in particular quickly leads to one-sided tension.

      The perfect pillow for stomach sleepers

      When sleeping on the stomach, the cervical vertebrae are heavily loaded by the side resting of the head. An additional increase in the head area with a thick pillow then leads to a "buckling" of the neck and promotes an unnatural bending of the spine. So that the neck is relieved and the head is positioned horizontally, if you sleep on your stomach you should use a pillow that is as flat and stable as possible so that your breathing is not disturbed and the head is not additionally turned or stretched.

      Das richtige Kissen für das Schlafen in Bauchlage

      Tip: While many stomach sleepers don't use a pillow at all, a flat pillow can support your head and provide support while you sleep.

      4. Comfort & Sleep

      The ideal pillow, the right mattress and a comfortable duvet are important components of our sleeping environment and have a significant impact on the quality of our sleep. With an ideal pillow you support a healthy posture at night and ensure that you fall asleep relaxed and wake up from a restful sleep without symptoms.

      Especially in combination with good sleep hygiene, a suitable pillow can improve your sleep in the long term. You can find out everything about ideal sleep hygiene here in our sleep magazine.

      5. Your handy pillow advisor

      Finding a suitable pillow is not that easy and the choice is sometimes harder than you think. That's why the practical pillow advisor also supports you in finding the right pillow for you from our different models! Answer a few simple questions about your sleeping habits and lying conditions and find the ideal pillow for a restful sleep! To the pillow advisor ➨

      6. Conclusion

      • For a healthy sleeping posture, the shoulders and cervical spine should be at right angles to each other and the head and spine should form a straight line up to the pelvis.
      • Especially dimensionally stable and ergonomically shaped pillows made of elastic foam stabilize and support the head and spine during sleep and adapt optimally to individual sleeping needs.
      • A stable, ergonomic pillow that particularly supports the neck is suitable for back sleepers.
      • Side sleepers are best off using a neck-supporting pillow that allows their shoulders to sink into the mattress.
      • Stomach sleepers choose a model that is as flat as possible or do without a pillow altogether.

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