How do I find the right pillow?

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Choosing the perfect pillow is a personal preference and there are literally hundreds out there to buy. So how do you decide? There are plenty of factors that have a bearing on which pillow you ultimately choose. You’ll want a pillow that’s got the right feel for you. Pillows can be filled with plenty of things to help you sleep including wool, down, memory gel and foam. Also, what kind of bed are you sleeping in? If you’re on an old dipping mattress, it’s putting you in a different sleeping position than a firm new bed. And there are other factors that go into pillow selection such as pregnancy or health issues that affect the position you adopt when sleeping. However, our pillow experts agree that how you sleep and what kind of pillow you should choose is important. So watch the video that best suits your sleep position to get some guidelines on what type of pillow to choose.

Tummy Sleeper


If you like to sleep on your stomach you make up around 7% of the population. Some consider it bad for your back but there are ways that can help with your spinal alignment while sleeping.

Take our Pillow Quiz to find your perfect match.


Side Sleeper


The most common position that people adopt when they sleep is on their side. Our Pillow Quiz can guide you to the pillow that will suit your needs.

Back Sleeper


Maybe you snore, perhaps you just like to lie flat on your back since many believe that is the perfect way to keep your spine and neck aligned. We’ve got some good advice and pillow options in the Pillow Quiz that will help.

Get a Better Nights Sleep with Sleepyhead:


Choosing the right pillow for you will ultimately affect your sleep.

The sleep experts at Sleepyhead are here to ensure you get the rest you deserve.

Get more sleep tips and helpful information on our Sleep Guide.


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