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What�s the best pillow filling if you sleep on your side?

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What�s inside your pillow comes down to what you like, whether that�s feathers, down-alternative, memory foam, or buckwheat hulls. That said, a soft, squashy pillow will let your head dip down toward the mattress, putting your neck at an angle to your spine. You�ll probably want something firmer that can keep your head supported. If you have allergies, go for a hypoallergenic material and use a pillow cover that shields against allergens or dust mites.

From: The Best Pillows for Side Sleepers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain,” “Is your pillow hurting your health?”

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back.”

Mayo Clinic: “Snoring.”

Rebecca Robbins, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Publishing: “Say ‘good night’ to neck pain,” “Is your pillow hurting your health?”

University of Rochester Medical Center Health Encyclopedia: “Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back.”

Mayo Clinic: “Snoring.”

Rebecca Robbins, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2020

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