[music]Sarah Riccio: Hey, guys.
It's Sarah from Sleepopolis.
Today I'm going to take you through my top pillow picks for side sleepers.
As a habitual side sleeper myself, I'm pretty excited to show you what I think makes thebest pillow for this particular sleeping position.
First, let's talk a little bit about side sleepers.
As we know, sleep is one of the things that we all do differently.
It makes sense that pillows would be designed to reflect that diversity.
That being said, there are some key factors that you can follow that will guide you inyour hunt when you're looking for a pillow specifically based off of sleep position.
When it comes to side sleeping, you're going to want to find a loftier build, somethinga little more firmly supportive so that when you're sleeping on your side, you're gettingthat nice pressure relief for your shoulder, and you're making sure that your head is supportedenough so that it's in neutral alignment with your spine.
Once you've found a side sleeper pillow that can do all that, you can take a deeper diveinto the details.
Let's check out the roundup, shall we?[music]Sarah: The first pillow I want to talk about is the Layla Pillow.
You can probably recognize it because it looks like the Layla Mattress.
The reason that I chose this for side sleepers is because as you can see, it has got a verylofty build.
It's about 10 pounds, it's got great density to it, but because it's filled with a blendof memory foam and natural tree fiber called Kapok, it ends up having a pretty fluffy andplush feel.
Not exactly what you would expect just from looking at the loft of it.
The reason I think that's so great for side sleepers is because when you're in the lateralposition, you're going to want something with a lofty build like this.
If you also like that sink into the memory foam and that plush contouring to your headand neck, this is going to offer you that.
I'm definitely loving this as a pick for side sleepers, especially those who really prefera very lofty build.
Next up -- and this is in no particular order, by the way -- is the Easy Breather Side Sleeperpillow from Nest Bedding.
As the name denotes, this is a pillow built specifically for folks who sleep on theirsides.
As you can see, it's got a boomerang construction to it, this little curve shape down here.
This is for few reasons.
Number one, it's giving you this perfect curve that's going to keep your head in perfectplace when you're sleeping on your side.
Also, the middle is built with a lower loft and the sides are built with a higher loft.
If you do occasionally dabble in back sleeping, this is going to give you perfect support.
It's not as lofty as the sides, so you can adjust your head.
As you can see, the shape obviously will conform to your head.
You can easily roll from side to side and the higher loft will be right there waitingfor you.
Not to mention it's filled with shredded memory foam, which has got a nice, slow responseto pressure that's going to contour really nicely to your head and neck, and it's adjustable.
Which in my opinion, is particularly useful for side sleeping.
Yes, side sleepers do tend to go for the loftier or firmer build, it's nice to be able to reachin and manipulate the fill according to the loft that's best suit your body.
We're all different after all.
Let's see what's up next.
We have the Casper Pillow.
The reason I chose this is because it does have a lofty build, but it's got a bit ofa different feel than many side sleeper pillows I've tested.
What I mean by that is it's filled with non-friction silky fibers, which does give it more of afluffable, almost down-like feel.
When you think of down, you don't necessary think of the most firmly supportive.
The dual-layer construction of this pillow -- what I mean by that is that it's got anouter pillow and an inner pillow -- it's serving to give you that balance of lofty, supportive,but also very soft and fluffable.
If you are a sleeper who's into more of that traditional cloud-like pillow feel but you'realso a side sleeper who needs that loftier support, this could be a good pick for you.
Pillow Guy makes two pillows.
One for stomach sleepers and one for back and side sleepers.
This is of course the one for side sleepers, so it's going to have a loftier build.
The reason I choose this is because like I said, all side sleepers prefer a differentkind of pillow.
This one happens to be filled with the company's propriety blend of a fluffy-down alternativethey call poly gel fiber.
Basically, it makes it very foldable.
This caters to a certain kind of side sleeping position which is near and dear to my heart,because it's how I sleep on my side, which is with a part of it tucked under.
Which you can do easily with this because it's so foldable.
If you want to get your arm under there and tuck this side under or beef up this sideover here, you can fold it, squeeze it, press it in all these ways, very malleable fill,so that you're essentially customizing the loft and support to your liking.
Again, side sleepers who like to be able to fold their pillows, this is going to be aparticularly good pick for you.
Here we have the SpineAlign pillow by Dr.
There's a lot that's special about this pillow, particularly for side sleepers.
Firstly, it's a contour pillow, so it's built to keep your head and neck in totally neutralalignment.
It was literally designed by a chiropractor.
We've got three chambers.
One is for back sleepers.
Again, if you are a back and side sleeper, this could be a particularly good pick foryou.
We've got these two chambers on the side here.
They're both of course loftier than the middle to accommodate side sleeping, but one, themeshed panel that's free of the company's logo -- there's no logo on the side -- isactually built to have a little bit lower loft to accommodate side sleepers who are5'7" and shorter.
The side with the company's logo is built to have higher loft and be a bit more firmto accommodate taller side sleepers who are 5'7" and over.
This is great for a few reasons.
Number one, if you and your partner are sharing a pillow occasionally and he or she is tallerand you're shorter, it makes this a shareable side sleeper pillow.
Also, because of the three different chambers, you can go in and adjust the fill of all three.
You can take some out, put some in another chamber, really just play around with theloft to your heart's content, which, like I said, is particularly beneficial for sidesleepers.
Be careful you don't get it all messy like me.
In my opinion, this is a solid choice for side sleeping, but also if you know that youroll in between side sleeping and back sleeping, this is a solid choice.
Let's take a look at the Bear Pillow.
It does meet these standard requirements.
It's got a lofty build about five inches, it's got a medium-firm feel, so those arechecked off.
If you're a sleeper who runs hot, this is going to be especially beneficial for you.
It's covered with a combination of cool yarn and polyester.
It's so icy cool to the touch.
Not just breathable, really notably cool to the touch.
If you're someone who can't fall asleep unless you're cool, you're constantly flipping tothe cool side of the pillow, rest assured both sides of this pillow are cool, and they'redesigned to stay that way all night long.
You've also got these mesh panels that cap the sides just to further enhance the breathability.
I would say support wise, it's definitely got a build that's going to give you thatpressure relief in your shoulder when you're on your side, make sure everything is in healthyalignment, but it's also going to help you keep cool, which is definitely a perk.
Those are my top picks for pillows for side sleeping, but I do have a couple of honorablementions I would like to bring to the table.
Firstly, the Avocado Pillow.
It didn't make it to the top list because it does have a very soft level of firmnessto it and it doesn't have much of a lofty build.
However, it does feel very nice.
Because it's adjustable, you can go in and move the loft into an area that you know you'llbe sleeping on.
If you want to beef up the loft on the end, you can.
Why is it worth the trouble?It's made from this nice, all-natural blend of latex and the natural tree fiber Kapokthat I was talking about earlier.
You know it's going to be very hypoallergenic, it's organic.
It just feels nice.
If you're a side sleeper who's not necessarily looking for a big, lofty, dense kind of pillowlike the Layla, this could be something worth trying, I would say.
Test it out.
They'll all come with trial periods, so test it.
My second honorable mention is the Purple Pillow.
I picked this for honorable mention because as you can see, it's not exactly the mostdensely supportive pillow.
However it does have this very resilient, very durable, bounce-back, it's the companypatented hyper-elastic polymer.
Sleeping on your side, it doesn't crane your neck or your head in any way.
It's not putting anything out of alignment.
It's not necessarily offering you that medium to firm support, but nothing is out of alignment.
It does conform to your head and neck without losing shape anywhere else on the pillow.
That's why I included it.
Of course, it's not adjustable.
It is definitely a unique material.
I think that some side sleepers could definitely benefit from a pillow like this.
Those are my top picks for pillows specifically for side sleepers.
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