Why You Should Stop Sleeping With A Pillow – LifeSavvy

A woman sleeps while holding a comforter over her head.
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Some nights go by and you may find yourself tossing and turning for hours on end. Or maybe you wake up with a miserable knot in your neck. Either way, you deserve a better night’s sleep.

If you sleep on your stomach, you may sleep better without a pillow.

Removing the pillow can help align the spine with the flat surface of the mattress. This process can help you form a better posture and relieve neck pain.

This method, however, will also depend on the comfort of your mattress. If your mattress is firm, it may be difficult to fit any pillows. On the other hand, if the mattress is too soft, the spine could give out and lead to back pain. You’ll want to make sure your mattress is just the right amount of soft and firm to get the best amount of pillow-free sleep.

If you are a side or back sleeper, you may still want to hold on to the pillow. Taking this item off could make your posture worse with the way your neck and shoulders are aligned when you sleep.

If you’ve ever felt like pillows get in the way during the night or you simply can’t wake up without a stiff neck in your neck, you may want to ditch the pillow. If you’re going to hang on to your pillow, though, and it’s getting a little stiff, learn to perk it up for a better night’s sleep.