So, you’ve finally decided to replace your mattress. After weeks (or maybe months?) of waking up with a sore back and aching muscles, you’ve had it. Your mattress just isn’t giving you the support you need, and it’s time to invest in better sleep. You’ve done your research, worked out the budget, and you’re ready to head out and try a few beds. What you probably haven’t considered is that improving your sleep doesn’t simply mean buying a new mattress. It means replacing your entire sleep system from the box spring and mattress to your pillows.
Chances are the pillow you currently sleep on wasn’t purchased at the same time you bought your current mattress. You didn’t find the perfect pillow and then match that comfort to the right mattress in order to find the correct sleep system for you. Like most, you probably bought (or even inherited) your current mattress and later picked up a few pillows from a big box retailer without even comfort testing them first. Sound familiar?
The truth is that your mattress and pillows work in tandem to cradle your body. Your new mattress is in charge of providing the proper support for your back and legs, while your new pillows contribute the critical head, neck, and shoulder support that is crucial to healthy sleep. Often overlooked and undervalued, your pillow is actually essential to the overall comfort, alignment, and performance of your new sleep system.
So, while you’re out there searching for the right mattress, ask yourself one important question. When was the last time you were properly fitted for a pillow?
Rest well, my friends!