Articles Published on 2017-05-18

With or Without: Are Pillows Good for Posture?

Wondering whether it is better for you to sleep with or without a pillow?

There seems to be contradictory claims circulating the internet whether sleeping with a pillow is better for your posture. You might have found some websites that claim sleeping without a pillow will lead to less back-, shoulder- and neck pain. On the other hand, there are plenty sources that report benefits from sleeping with a pillow. We’ve checked some scientific studies concerning sleeping with- or without a pillow to find out if they’re any good.

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Summary

  • There seems to be contradictory claims circulating the internet whether sleeping with a pillow is better for your posture
  • Most studies conclude that it is better for good posture to sleep with a pillow
  • Sleeping on your side without a pillow increases the risk of neck problems

Scientific studies

Most studies conclude that it is better for your posture to sleep with a pillow.

Most studies conclude that it is better for your posture to sleep with a pillow. But it’s important to note that using a pillow is mostly dependent on your preference. Some people use no pillow while others get their best night’s sleep with three. It’s important to find what works for you and take posture into consideration when looking for a pillow.

We’d like to leave you with some tips on getting the best out of you sleeping posture with a pillow:

Let us know on twitter or in the comments below if you sleep with a pillow and what you like the most about it!

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