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How Much Do Pillows Affect Quality of Sleep?

At the end of a long and stressful day, there is nothing better than coming home to a soft, inviting bed, stacked with plush pillows. However, while pillows offer us an unmatched level of comfort, they can also be doing some serious damage to our bodies. An outdated pillow not only affects your quality of sleep, but it also can harm your spinal structure and organ health. Keep reading to find out how a faulty pillow may be the cause of your sleeping qualms.


Although pillows are a simple invention, they play a crucial role in our overall health. Sleeping with the wrong pillow affects your head, neck, and back support. A pillow that is too flat or too fluffy will put your spine completely out of alignment. This misalignment will likely result in stiffness of the neck and overall back pain.

Interrupted Sleep

Constantly readjusting your pillow becomes a major nuisance to a person’s sleeping schedule. Frequent tossing and turning make it harder for your brain to relax, resulting in extreme fatigue the next morning. Try bending your pillow in half. If it does not straighten back into shape, it’s likely time for a new one.


If you’ve recently experienced allergy flare-ups and cannot seem to pinpoint the cause, try switching up your pillow. Pillows attract dust mites over time, which is a common trigger for asthmatic symptoms. Purchasing a fresh pillow ensures internal cleanliness.

If you’ve been suffering from any of these pillow-related issues, Shovlin Mattress Factory has an expert line of pillows designed just for you. For side or back sleeping, you’ll likely need a firm pillow to support your head and spine alignment. Stomach sleepers typically need a thin, soft pillow. If you tend to overheat at night, our climate-control fabric will suit your needs. Our line of pillows include:

The Storm Collection

Night sweats, not tonight. With a soft-feel foam that conforms to you, and heat-deflecting and air flow technologies to keep you cool, this is the pillow for toss-free, sweat-free, no-hot-cheek sleep. Like the Circadian Collection, this pillow comes in 4 different thicknesses, and the thickness that best fits you will depend on how you sleep (back, side or stomach) and well as your body type.

No matter your sleeping arrangements, Shovlin has the perfect pillow to enhance your night-long slumber. For more information on our line of pillows, contact the professionals at Shovlin Mattress Factory.

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