According to a national sleep survey, 74% of people sleep on their sides — that's a lot of people. If you happen to be one of them, then you're probably intimately acquainted with the snuggle struggle. Assuming the comfortable position requires a night-long dance of wiggling, fluffing, and tossing until that one snoozed-on arm begins to lose circulation and then the cycle begins all over again. For the sake of our exhausted slumber sanities, we culled together a list of the best pillows that were actually crafted for side sleepers.
"If your neck is bent in any way for an extended period of time, you'll get uncomfortable," explains Matthew O'Rourke, a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to Harvard Health. He states that a pillow that's too soft or too firm often leads to neck pain.
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