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What's the Best Pillow For My Sleeping Position?
What's the Best Pillow For My Sleeping Position?

Choosing the right organic pillow will vary from person to person, based on how they sleep and how much support they need.

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Is It Time For a Pillow Upgrade?

The most fundamental job of a pillow is to keep your neck in a neutral position — and your spine aligned. Pillows deliver 30 percent of your overall support while you sleep. But choosing the right organic pillow will vary from person to person, based on how they sleep and how much support they need. With multiple pillow styles, including the customizable density of the Avocado Green Pillow, we have a comfortable, sustainable solution no matter how you sleep. Here’s a breakdown of how to pick the best organic pillow for you.

The Best Pillow For Side Sleepers

If you’re a side-sleeper, it’s important to make sure your neck and spine are in alignment when you sleep. Memory foam, feather, and polyfill pillows are usually too soft to be effective for very long because of their tendency to compact very quickly. Latex pillows offer that same cloud-like feeling of memory foam, with a bit more firmness and stability.

Our customizable Avocado Green Pillows combine the best of both worlds, with natural latex rubber ribbons for firmness, and a natural fiber very light and fluffy, similar to down, called Kapok. The best part of the Green Pillow is that you can adjust the kapok depending on your shoulder length. This allows you to keep your neck aligned no matter your body type. Not firm enough? Try the Molded Latex Pillow or Luxury Plush Pillow — both feature a latex core that provides even, ample support.

The Best Pillow For Back Pain

Your pillow needs to maintain the s-curve that begins at your neck and forms your spine. For those with back pain, this is especially essential. We made both our Molded Latex Pillow and Avocado Luxury Plush Pillow to be ample and firm enough for those who suffer from back pain. The consistent, contouring shape will yield comforting support that maintains a neutral position for your neck, relieving pressure, and underpinning your back’s proper alignment.

Keep in mind that oftentimes neck pain is the result of a mattress that isn't providing enough support. If it's time for a new mattress, well, we can help with that.


The Best Pillow For Back Sleepers

Most back sleepers prefer a medium-feeling pillow. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to try our Green Pillow. It’s filled with GOLS organic certified latex and GOTS organic certified Kapok, which delivers a medium plush feel. To get it just right, you can always remove fill, or add more with our optional refill bags, until it’s customized to your exact needs.

If you prefer a medium firm, molded pillow, we recommend the Molded Latex Pillow or Luxury Plush Pillow. Both designs include a molded latex core that ensures evenly distributed, firm neck support, while also reducing odor and managing temperature and moisture, keeping you cool and dry.


The Best Pillow For Neck Pain

If you’re suffering from neck pain, you likely need more support from your pillow. That’s why we made the hyper-functional Avocado Molded Latex Pillow with a charcoal-infused latex core, so it’s firm, breathable, and holds its shape evenly, providing consistent, contouring comfort for your head and neck. For medium-firm support, we suggest our Luxury Plush Pillow. The sustainably sourced Talalay latex core conforms to your body's natural shape, providing improved support for your head, neck, and shoulders.

The other problem could be that your neck is not aligned because your head is tilting too far up or down. If that's the case, consider our Avocado Green Pillow so you can add or remove fill to ensure your head aligns with your neck.


The Best Pillow For Stomach Sleepers

The best pillow for a stomach sleeper is a very low or thin pillow that can allow them to have their neck turned to the side and stay aligned with their spine. Our Avocado Green Pillow is medium firm, and it’s easy to soften up and make as thin as you need it: just unzip the cover and remove enough of its fill until it’s just the right level for you.


The Best Pillow For Enlightenment

Recommendation: Green Meditation Pillow

Mindfulness is hard stuff, but a solid, supportive pillow that encourages healthy posture makes it a little easier. It doesn’t hurt if that pillow is made from organic materials either. Our Green Meditation Pillow has a vegan buckwheat fill and a removable GOTS organic certified cotton cover. Most importantly, it delivers the right height and support for wellness practitioners of all meditation levels, styles, and mantras. Namaste.

The Best Pillow For Really Small Heads

Recommendation: Organic Toddler Pillow

Choose natural, organic, and non-toxic materials for your little one to rest their head upon. Because our Organic Toddler Pillow uses natural, organic materials, it’s the perfect, safe pillow for your toddler — made with premium, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton, 100% GOLS organic certified latex, and kapok fiber. Organic cotton sleeps cooler than stuffy synthetic materials that tend to cause overheating, so your toddler will sleep better through the night. At 20” x 12”, it's the perfect size to support your young one's small but growing head and neck.

The Best Pillow For Travelers

Recommendation: Organic Mini Pillow

Take your green pillow with you. Easily packable, our Organic Mini Pillow is the perfect size for plane rides or road trips, so your gentle, natural, and organic pillow can go wherever you go. Even better, it’s made exclusively with natural, organic materials, including premium 100% GOTS organic certified cotton, 100% GOLS organic certified latex, and kapok fiber. No matter where you take it, you can trust our GREENGUARD Gold Certified Mini Pillow meets the most stringent environmental, social, and safety standards on the planet.

Still have questions? Schedule a free, 30-minute personal consultation via Zoom with our world class customer experience team today.

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