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Health Tip: Choose the Right Pillow for Better Slumber

Your sleep position matters

(HealthDay News) -- Using the right pillow can help you sleep longer and feel more rested.

The National Sleep Foundation advises:

  • For back sleepers, use a thinner pillow with a thicker area at the bottom for better neck support.
  • Stomach sleepers should use the thinnest possible pillow, to reduce strain on the lower back.
  • Side sleepers should opt for a thick pillow with a wide edge, to fill the area between the shoulder and ear.
  • Wedging a pillow between the knees can help ease lower back strain.
  • Replace a pillow after about 18 months of nightly use.
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