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How high is the appropriate pillow?

Pillows are necessities that we use every day to sleep. The quality of pillows will directly affect our sleep and health. Some small knowledge about pillows, many people are not clear. How to choose the right pillow? How to choose the height and size of the pillow? What pillow is best? The answers you want will be given below.

The height of the pillow is related to the quality of sleep and physical health.

A pillow that is too high will cause the cervical spine to slowly deform, strain the neck muscles, and may also promote the formation of bone spurs.

When the pillow is high, breathing will not be smooth. Dry mouth, sore throat, and snoring are prone to occur. After waking up, you will feel neck pain, headache, dizziness, and tinnitus.

A low pillow is not good, and it is also bad for the cervical spine. It is easy to breathe and snore. After waking up, there will be heads, irritability, and facial swelling.

So, how high is the right pillow? This varies from person to person, and is related to each person’s fatness or thinness, shoulder width, neck length, and sleeping posture.

The appropriate height of the pillow is generally 10-15 cm. The pillow should be slightly higher for people with shoulder width, fat body, and long neck.

For people who are accustomed to sleeping on their backs, the pillow height should be the same as the height of their fists after compression (the height of the fist raised up); for people who are accustomed to sleeping on the side, the pillow height should be the same as the height of their side shoulder after compression. It is better to be consistent.

In addition, people with high blood pressure, heart disease, and asthma should have a slightly higher pillow, and those with low blood pressure and anemia should use a lower pillow.

A very hard pillow makes the contact area between the head and the pillow small, and the local pressure is large, making it uncomfortable to sleep.

If the pillow is too soft, the head will sink, affecting blood circulation, numb the head, and easily cause neck muscle fatigue.

The pillow should not be too elastic, otherwise the neck will be very tired and it will easily cause neck muscle damage.


There are many kinds of stuffing materials in the pillow, you can choose according to your preferences.

Man-made fibers:

Chemical fiber materials are easy to clean, but ordinary pillow cores are not very breathable. After a period of time, their elasticity decreases, and they tend to become hard and agglomerate. The good quality pillow core is made of composite materials such as hollow fiber, which has good air permeability, resilience, warmth retention, bulkiness and service life.


Latex has good elasticity, is not easy to be deformed, and has strong support. Moreover, this pillow will not cause respiratory allergies because it has no fine fibers or dust. It is especially suitable for people with allergies and asthma patients. But the price is higher.


This pillow will not deform: and is not suitable for people with allergies. Good air permeability, soft and comfortable. But it cannot be washed, and the pillow core should be cleaned every few months and replaced with a new one or two.

After washing the latex pillow with a suitable detergent, rinse it with clean water. Then wrap it with a dry cloth to absorb water, and place it in a cool and ventilated place to dry it. Do not put it in the sun to avoid aging of the material.

Put the feather pillows in a ventilated place to dry, and just pat them lightly with your hands. Don’t wash it with water to avoid balling of down.

Pillows are essential beddings in our lives. The height of pillows has a great influence on our health and sleep. When we buy pillows, we must choose suitable filling materials and the height of the pillows. Choose the right height according to your actual situation. A suitable and reliable pillow can make us more comfortable when sleeping.

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