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Are you a proud back sleeper in search of the perfect pillow that will cradle your head and neck? Tired of waking up with back ache? Well, look no further, my fellow slumber enthusiasts, for I have embarked on a quest to unearth the finest pillows in the UK that have been designed for those who prefer the back sleeping position.
As a back sleeper, you have unique needs when it comes to pillow selection (as much as you do for a mattress in fact). Specifically, the firmness and support levels must be carefully calibrated to maintain optimal spinal alignment and also to alleviate any potential discomfort or strain.
In other words, a pillow that is too firm can cause undue pressure on our sensitive neck areas, while one that is too soft can fail to provide the necessary support. It’s a bit of a balancing act.
But fear not, as I have delved deep into the realm of pillows, consulting with sleep experts and conducting extensive research, to present you with a curated selection of sevreal pillows that you can buy right now.
To write this review, I considered various factors, including firmness levels, pillow materials, thickness/heights, and breathability, to ensure that every pillow recommended is tailored to the unique needs of back sleepers.
Here at WhatMattress we take mattress research seriously - all our product tests are done as fairly and honestly as possible.
That's quite a bold claim, but we're proud of the attention to detail that you're hopefully seeing within our reviews. Our methodology sets us apart from many other review websites. I like to think this is because WhatMattress is only run by two people - Carrie and Anthony. Over the years we've hand-tested multiple mattresses, pillow and other bedding products - so that you don't have to!
Every single mattress is put through its paces using the following tests:
We make sure to live with the mattress for at least a week.
We always sleep on the mattress we're testing - every single night.
We will always be 100% honest when we weigh up the pros and the cons of each mattress.
And in most cases, we've bought the mattress ourselves and haven't been given a free one.
So, get ready to bid farewell to restless nights and embrace the blissful embrace of a pillow perfectly attuned to your sleeping style. 🙂
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