The key to getting a good night’s sleep is to be in a comfortable sleeping position but also depends on the comfort level of the bed and the pillows you sleep on. Although fluffy and oftentimes magical, the number of pillows you use play a huge role in whether you get a good night’s sleep or not. So, how many pillows should you be sleeping with?
The truth is, you should only be sleeping with one pillow and here is why:
The Importance of Pillows
As young children, we adapt to sleeping without pillows, making a connection with the bed. But, as we grow older, pillows are introduced into our sleep routine. Before we get into why you should be sleeping with only one pillow, it's important to understand why you should be sleeping with a pillow in the first place and the benefits of a good pillow.
- Stabilizes the head, neck, and spine
- Helps with snoring issues
- They fit into the natural curve of the body
Why Should I Opt for One Pillow?
Using only one pillow while you sleep keeps your neck, spine, and head in neutral alignment. Bad alignment while you sleep can be the culprit behind back and neck pain, fatigue, headaches, pad posture, among other health issues that arise over the years.
Not all pillows are created equally and it's important to ensure you are using the right kind of pillow to ensure your body is in neutral alignment. Never use a pillow that is too high or too low, as this will lead to neck soreness and inflammation.
Other Ways to Support Your Neck and Spine
There are some cases that two pillows might be necessary, but you never want to be sleeping with two pillows under your head. Side sleepers will want to consider sleeping with a pillow placed between their knees while back sleepers will want to consider placing a pillow under their knees to create neutral alignment.