In terms of a pillow, you have the choice between two categories: classics and ergonomics. The first is soft and easy to twist, but support is not always enough soft. Do you have back or neck pain? Prefer the second option.

In this article, you will find the names ergonomic or cervical pillow. If their shape varies, they all have the same vocation: to support, to compensate for a void and to ease tensions.

Leave the traditional pillow; we put everything on the ergonomic

Finding the right pillow is not always easy. In the family of ergonomics, we first have classical shapes (square or rectangular). These models are designed as a mold on which you wedge your neck to be in the extension of your spine.

There are also more worked types, with different heights: the cervical model. It has a wave shape. It allows your pillow to adapt to your sleeping style. With this set of heights, you can move from one position to another. On the back, you will choose a lower zone while on the side, it is better to favor a higher height.

In the same way, there is also the model with lateral reinforcements. The purpose is to minimize the movements of your head during the night. Particular support, very effective to offer relaxation and support to your neck: one of the key points to sleep well. Between all these alternatives, your heart swings? There is no bad option. Everything depends on your desires for comfort.

Latex, moss, buckwheat, spelled or synthetic: choose your filling

You have the choice of foam or latex upholstery. In the first case, memory foam is used. This acts as a mold in which you wedge your neck for a personalized support of the vertebrae. For its part, the latex has the advantage of being comfortable, enveloping, soft and durable. This is the ideal model for people who tend to sweat.

For an ergonomic pillow to be effective, it must adapt to your body (neck, head and shoulder). In general, we recommend a height in the center of 11 cm (from the hollow part).

The green version: to be well maintained, you can also choose filling buckwheat or spelled. The first has the advantage of being firm and malleable, perfect to be well maintained. The second has a lighter lining, but an identical support.

The cheapest option: an ergonomic pillow is not within the reach of every budget. To equip yourself at a lower cost, choose a synthetic fiber lining. It is less powerful, but affordable and more suitable than a classic cushion.

Check before buying

After the theory, practice: do not miss the test in store, even if you buy on the Internet (more interesting price level). One thing more, if you are buying online, you must read user reviews like quotes. In the same way as to try a bed, settle in as if you were sleeping. You will be able to check if the height, the coating and the shape suit you.