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    How to Choose the Best Pillows for Back Sleepers

    So you are a back sleeper looking for the best pillows catered to your sleeping position.

    Or maybe someone you love sleeps on their back and you're searching for the perfect gift.

    In fact, we have been featured in Goop’s 2020 gift guide as a “something-of-a-miracle pillow”.

    However, because back sleepers are known for their snoring, it might be safe to say that you’re actually searching for the best pillow so you can finally have a peaceful night of sleep.

    Whatever the case may be, Cushion Lab has created the perfect pillow for back sleepers. In fact, our pillow has been specifically designed to:

    • Support the chin alignment to reduce snoring
    • Keep the neck and spine relaxed
    • Circular air and stay cool for your superior comfort
    • Support the natural alignment of your body

    The Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow is of 100% Hyperfoam and is gel-infused for a supportive yet cooling experience.

    Plus, all of Cushion Labs’ products are CertiPUR-US certified which means harmful chemicals are tested for and prohibited — for your health and wellness and the planet’s.

    And speaking of wellness, the outer shell of this pillow is made with 100% organic cotton for major softness without compromising our values.

    But let’s dive into back sleeping; did you know there are only two ways to sleep on your back?

    There Are Only Two Ways to Sleep on Your Back

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    Side, Back, or Stomach: Which Is The Best Sleep Position for Your Body?

    Did you know that only 18% of the population are back sleepers? So if you are a back sleeper, consider yourself pretty unique!

    Although, there are only two types of back sleeping positions. For example, the soldier position and the starfish position.

    In fact, people who sleep in the soldier position, sleep with their legs straight and their hands pointed down towards their hips.

    And they are considered heavy sleepers because they don't move much throughout the night or change sleeping positions very often.

    The rest of the back sleepers choose the not-so-uptight position — the starfish position — where their legs are sprawled out and their hands are near their head or pillow.

    Fun fact: Out of all the sleeping positions, starfish sleepers are more prone to sleepwalking.

    But what are the pros and cons of sleeping on your back?

    The Pros and Cons of Sleeping on Your Back 

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    Compared to side sleeping and belly sleeping, back sleeping has significantly less cons.

    In fact, a higher chance of snoring, or sleep apnea, is the main downside to back sleeping.

    Even though 66% of the population are side sleepers, this position has several cons such as:

    • The quishing of your shoulders which can lead to arm numbness
    • Hip and spine contortions along with back pains due to lack of leg support
    • The stress put on the knee can involve into arthritis due to laying on the side in the fetal position
    • Could possibly cause facial wrinkles 

    And belly sleepers? They account for 16% of the population which make it the smallest group of all three sleeping positions.

    And there are a couple of downsides for this position as well. For example, sleeping on your belly:

    • Can cause neck soreness
    • Can lead to lower back pain
    • Puts excessive pressure on joints that can cause muscle numbness and irritated nerves

    So, congratulations back sleeper! The cons of back sleeping are minimal compared to the others — while the pros are plentiful.

    For example, sleeping on your back is less likely to cause neck or back pain. If you lay on your back, your spine isn't contorted and is relatively close to its natural alignment.

    Although we do suggest placing a pillow under the knees for knee support — allowing the spine to achieve its natural curve and relieve lower back pressure.

    However, it’s incredibly important to note that you must sleep on a medium height pillow such as the Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow.

    In fact, it’s crucial to achieve the proper neck and spine alignment — decreasing the chances of snoring and neck pain.

    Plus, back sleeping is the least likely to give your wrinkles. Who doesn't want less wrinkles?

    So, does Cushion Lab really make the best pillows for back sleepers?

    Does Cushion Lab Make the Best Pillows For Back Sleepers?

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    Ergonomic Contour Memory Foam Pillow

    As a back sleeper, you main concerns for relaxed and healthy neck muscles should be:

    • Keeping your chin level
    • Neck support
    • Proper neck and spine alignment

    In fact, when your neck is tilted up by sleeping on a pillow too high, your tongue can end up blocking your airway and cause snoring.

    But when you keep your chin level, the tongue isn't pulled by gravity and the chances of your airways remaining clear are much higher.

    In addition to that, a medium height pillow at four inches with contouring sides is highly recommended.

    The height of a pillow is very important because too large of a pillow can tilt the neck beyond its natural alignment while a medium height pillow does not disturbed the neck placement.

    And contouring sides add extra neck support and comfort.

    So, as a back sleeper, aim for a pillow that encourages and supports the natural alignment of the neck and spine.

    As a result, this will keep the chin level, relax the muscles, and bring you or your loved one a peaceful sleep.

    Wow, that seems like a lot of requirements for a pillow…

    Does such a pillow even exist?

    Actually, yes. The Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow meets all those requirements and more.

    The Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow Is the Best Pillow For Back Sleepers

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    Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow

    The pillow from Cushion Lab is specially designed by our own personal and in-house certified ergonomists.

    A certified ergonomist, also known as a human factor engineer, is someone who studies and evaluates the way we work.

    And with that information, they set out to find new ways and tools for us to work in the safest, most comfortable, and efficient settings.

    So, the ergonomists at Cushion Lab have designed the Neck Relief Cervical Pillow to:

    • Cradle and support the neck
    • Stretch the neck muscles to ease any tightness or pain
    • Allow the neck to rest in its naturally curved position
    • Keep the chin level to decrease snoring
    • Release pressure on the neck
    • Encourages healthy alignment

    But did you take notice that we said this pillow does everything and more?

    Unlike other memory foam pillows, this pillow is made of 100% Hyperfoam™ — a new and groundbreaking invention in the cushioning world.

    And this foam is CertiPUR-US certified. This ensures low emissions while testing for and prohibiting harmful chemicals such as polybrominated diphenyl ether (PDBE) or flame retardants — without compromising high performance.

    Plus, this pillow comes with an inner mesh cover made of 100% polyester for breathability and an outer shell made of 100% organic cotton for extreme softness.

    However, let’s hear some of the many 5-stars reviews we receive daily:

    Our Customers Say We Have The Best Pillow For Back Sleepers

    I love ❤️ the pillow‼️

    “EXCELLENT!! The most comfortable pillow I own. My neck and back no longer hurt when I wake up. I know I am getting sleep because I wake up rested❤️” - Celia S.

    Neck pain Relief

    “This pillow is a life saver or rather a neck saver ! I was waking up with constant neck and shoulder pain and after one night this pillow has helped relieve the constant neck pain i was waking up with everyday ! I highly recommend this pillow . I have used other neck pillows before that just wasnt helping anymore and so i searched around and found this one, the best pillow i have ever owned ! Thank you to the ergonomic designers !!” - KARIE M.

    Very supportive

    “I have ordered and returned multiple cervical pillows recently. Every time they would arrive I would unpack them and quickly realized that while they were shaped correctly, the memory foam was flimsy and didn't really offer any support. I did some research and read a bunch of reviews and decided to get the cushion lab cervical pillow. When it arrived I was expecting have the same problem but I was pleasantly surprised.

    This pillow provides wonderful support and it's firm without feeling hard. The pillow was also a larger than most commercially available cervical pillows . This particular pillow has two orientations, one way for snoring relief and the other for cervical support. I actually find the snoring relief orientation the most comfortable for my body. It's nice to have options though. I highly recommend this product especially for people who have tried other cervical pillows and not been satisfied.” - Alec D

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    “It’s like sleeping on a marshmallow cloud of comfort.” - Cruz R

    Cushion Lab Doesn't Stop At Pillows —- We’re Here to Improve The Way You Think About Sleep

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    Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow

    If you are a back sleeper, it is important to have the Neck Relief Ergonomic Cervical Pillow because it:

    • Contours around the neck
    • Prevents snoring
    • Encourages the natural placement of the spine and neck

    In fact, Cushion Lab provides high-quality pillows that cater to a back sleeper's wants and needs —  offering a peaceful and satisfying sleep.

    At the same, we keep your wellness in mind by creating pillows with high-quality materials that do not contain harmful substances.

    With that said, if you would like to more know about:

    • Which sleeping position is best for you
    • Why you wake up with back pain
    • The benefits of knee pillows

    Or more sleep-related topics, we encourage you to visit our blog.