Back Sleeper Pillows

Back sleeper pillows are typically thin to medium thickness. If a back sleeper chooses a pillow that is too thick, they may find their head begins to prop too far forward, not allowing the neck muscles to relax. This is the most common sleeping position where people tend to "overbuy" and invest in a pillow that is ironically too supportive.

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The Best Back Sleeper Pillows

When it comes to sleeping on your back, choosing the right pillow can make all the difference in ensuring a comfortable and restful night's sleep. Back sleepers typically require a pillow that provides adequate support for their neck and spine while keeping their head aligned with their body.

Here are some types of pillows that may be best suited for those who sleep primarily on their back:

  1. Orthex Wedge Pillows: These pillows are shaped like a triangle and are designed to elevate your head and upper body. Orthex wedge pillows can help alleviate snoring, acid reflux, and other respiratory issues that disrupt sleep.

  2. Latex Pillows: Latex pillows are known for their durability and ability to provide consistent support. They can also help keep your head and neck aligned with your spine, which can reduce the risk of waking up with neck pain. Customizable latex pillows such as the Berkeley Ergonomics Gümmi Custom Latex Pillow or the t•masc Custom Shredded Latex Pillow are popular choices. Their zippered designs allow the shredded latex fill to be added or removed.

  3. Wool Pillows: A customizable wool-filled pillow such as our t•masc Custom Organic Wool Pillow is a great choice for back sleepers as the pillow features a zipper that allows the internal organic wool fill to be added or removed.

  4. Down Pillows: Down is a supple and soft yet supportive and cradling filling material. Our St Geneve goose-down pillows are machine washable, too.

In summary, back sleepers should look for pillows that provide adequate support for their neck and spine, while keeping their head aligned with their body. Ultimately, the best pillow for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs, so it may be worth trying out a few different types before settling on one. If you can't try one before buying, a safe bet is to consider a pillow type that allows you to add or remove filling at home (most of our shredded latex and wool pillows) or a down-filled pillow, which may be sent back to St Geneve to add or remove down at any point in the future.