In this post we’re going to see which are the best side sleepers available today.
Types of materials used
There are different types of materials used that yield different levels of comfort to the person using them.
Water based pillows:
The inner core is made of water and it gives a pleasant experience when sleeping. The feeling is supple and fits the head perfectly.
Adding water to the pillow makes it responsive to the size and shape of your head. Different water levels can provide different levels of comfort and firmness. So just based on water level you can make it firm or soft, according to the comfort levels that you prefer.
Sleeping on water based pillows lends you an extraordinary level of energy.
You wake up feeling refreshed ready to face the day.
I’m reminded of Westworld’s (popular sci-fi tv series) periodic references to I remember where the robots remember the events they experienced before.
In much the same memory foam remembers the shape and position of your head or wherever you keep the pillow and adjust accordingly.
It’s another material found inside some pillows and makes great pillows. Unlike what few of us think Buckwheat is a fruit not a grain wheat. It has wide use in Asian culture. Now the whole fruit isn’t used as filling but only the hard hull is used. A de-huller extracts the hull from the fruit. When we de-hull it we get a two-sided shell after it’s been de-seeded. The two sided shell is soft and that’s what goes into the pillow.
100% organic buckwheat hull proffer a number of advantages
It has a natural cooling effect
Very similar to memory foam pillows in that it doesn’t collapse under the pressure of your head
The quality lasts for a decade and more
Is particularly helpful for people suffering from allergies. Buckwheat hull is hypoallergenic.
Makes for an organic filling. Is flexible and provides a comfortable sleep.
They don’t conduct heat when you sleep and the all-natural air circulation takes away built heat. The hulls inside promote air circulation taking it around and above your scalp, head and neck cooling them.
Based on functions there are different types of pillows like:
Hip supporting pillow
Placing the pillow on the knee you can place ample leverage and support for the hips.
Back supporting pillow
Back supporting pillows are a boon for those suffering from constant backaches.
Such pillows can provide much needed relief by providing lumbar support.
Shredded memory foam pillow
This pillow provides support to both stomach and the back.
Keeping your head rested and in perfect position that ensures rest and lumbar support is one of the key benefits.
At the same time you’ll be surprised to know that the pillow is machine washable.
All you need to do is toss it to the washing machine and all the dirt is taken care of.
It’s made of viscose rayon that helps it retain shape when slept in.
Now let’s look at the pillows themselves from different companies:
#1Snuggle pedic memory foam pillow
Made of high quality material you can literally rest assured that it will never leave you hanging.
Shredded foam pillows yield to the small pressure exerted by your head and change in shape in accordance to the weight and remain so.
In that way, they are hundred times better than solid foam pillows.
It is good for all sleeping positions and can support your stomach, your back or hips by keeping between the legs.
There’s a 20 year warranty for the product.
#2Shredded memory foam pillow by Good life essentials
Good life essentials is a great company creating better pillows for complete rest.
The material used in the product is certified by Certi-Pur USA.
Made of bamboo, the pillow is 100% organic and doesn’t cause environment damage. This also provides much needed retention and allows retain the shape.
#3Down Alternative Pillow
Down Alternative isn’t a memory form pillow but rather a feather pillow.
Some prefer that to memory foam pillows.
Reading that the material is feather you might feel that it won’t do its job for a side sleeper like you.
However the material is firm enough to lend support.
The pillow is covered in a 1.5 inch gusset. This ensures that the feather doesn’t start pricking you.
Again it’s machine washable and that makes cleaning it very easy.
#4Sleep Better Iso Cool Memory Foam
Iso-Cool sleeper pillow is made of polyester and the spun core in essence consists of visco elastic.
The outer padding consists of Phase changing microbeads that as the name suggests change their shape in accordance to pressure applied, your body temperature and so on. The pillow absorbs heat according to your body temperature and thus keeps you cool.
The 300 thread count case is soft and gives a soothing sleep.
The pillow is additionally completely machine washable.
#5Buckwheat Pillow by ComfyComfy
You have already read about the benefits of buckwheat hulls.
Buckwheat Pillow is the next one in our list of reviews. Not only does the shape adjust and fit to provide you with the most comfortable posture at rest. The material is made of heat absorbents that keeps you cool.
If that weren’t enough, the whole thing made of environment friendly material makes it easy for anyone to trust the product without problems.
Comes in four sizes and can also be used when travelling.
It’s made of cotton.