Side, back, or stomach sleeper?

Read these tips for the best night's sleep

Generally, there are three types of sleepers: back sleepers, side sleepers, and stomach sleepers. With an adjustable ergonomic pillow, the Yourzzz pillow is suitable for every type of sleeper—even for those who change positions during the night. Do you want to enjoy the best sleep? We provide tips for every type of sleeper.

Read these tips for the best night's sleep

Back sleeper

Sleeping on your back is often considered a good sleeping position. It's the most neutral position, but you might still experience sleep issues. Therefore, always ensure proper support for an optimal sleeping experience.

Several tips for back sleepers:

  • Choose a mattress that supports the natural curvature of the spine.
  • Use a pillow that supports the neck and head without lifting the neck too much.
  • Experiencing pain or pressure in your lower back? Place a pillow under your knees. This provides more support and relieves pressure.

Side sleeper

Do you find that you fall asleep best when lying on your side? Many people find this sleeping position comfortable. Additionally, it has benefits such as reducing snoring and alleviating acid reflux.

Several tips for side sleepers:

  • Opt for a mattress and pillow that provide good support for your head, neck, and spine. An adjustable pillow can be highly beneficial for this support.
  • A side sleeper often experiences more pressure on the hips, knees, and back. Therefore, sleep with an extra pillow between your legs and knees to reduce this pressure.
  • Experiencing pain or pressure in your lower back? Place a pillow under your knees. This provides more support and relieves pressure.

Stomach sleeper

Are you a stomach sleeper? This is a unique position where people can experience discomfort in their body more quickly. It can lead to neck, back, and shoulder pain, and it can also affect your breathing.

Several tips for stomach sleepers:

  • A firm mattress can provide better support for your entire body while sleeping on your stomach. It helps keep your spine aligned and prevents sagging, which typically leads to discomfort and pain.
  • As a stomach sleeper, you often sleep with your arm under your pillow or with your arms raised. This can result in a slight elevation of your pillow, causing your neck or vertebrae to be at an angle. A thinner pillow reduces pressure on your neck and back.
  • Keeping your legs straight helps to keep your spine in a straight line.

Combo sleepers

A combo sleeper is someone who alternates between sleeping on their back, stomach, and side during the night. It can be a challenge to find the optimal sleeping position, but the body often naturally prefers a certain posture.

Several tips for combo sleepers:

  • A versatile and adjustable pillow allows you to easily adapt it to your favorite sleeping position. This way, you can change the height and firmness to experience the right support, regardless of your sleeping position.
  • Create more awareness of your most preferred sleeping position. When you change positions, try to notice which posture you typically adopt. Then, ensure that your pillow and mattress are adjusted accordingly.
  • Try out various exercises such as stretches and relaxation techniques. This can help prevent stress and tension in both the mind and body. As a result, you're less likely to switch positions frequently, leading to a more peaceful sleep.

More information or other questions?

Would you like more tips for better sleep or do you have questions about the Yourzzz pillow? Check out the frequently asked questions or get in touch with one of our experts.

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Disclaimer: For persistent issues or medical advice, we always recommend consulting your primary care physician or a medical specialist.