Usually, most people have two pillows on their bed to match the pillowcases that come with the bedspread. The first one can be your main pillow and the other one can act as a prop. With a good pillow under our heads, the second one can give us a lot of play.
If your back hurts, lie on your back in bed with a pillow under your legs. This pose can help relieve pain.
For stomach upset, try sleeping on your side and placing a pillow between your legs. Always sleep on the left side of your body. If you have trouble falling asleep, hug the pillow.
If you are someone who likes to read in bed before going to sleep, a second pillow under your head will allow you to be more upright. And if you feel like playing, the more the better to start a pillow fight.
Always Choose Good Pillows
It is better to sleep with only one thick pillow than with the sum of several thin pillows that try to emulate the same height. The fact of using traditional pillows to sleep and, at the same time needing more height is what causes people to use more than one pillow. There are two basic ways to use more than one pillow, both equally wrong:
A stack of soft pillows: soft pillows, when stacked on top of each other, tend to collapse even more than when a single soft pillow is used for sleeping. This may be a bit convenient if we are sleeping on our backs or on our stomachs, but it is absolutely inconvenient in lateral postures.
The pile of soft pillows causes the head to lean towards the mattress and the neck to be twisted. After sleeping like this, cervical problems, torticollis, and the usual inability to enjoy a healthy rest can occur.
A stack of hard pillows: In this case, the error is opposite to the previous one but more serious if you sleep in positions other than the side. The set of hard pillows, by not yielding under the weight of the head, tends to keep the head too high and the neck twisted up. As the pillows are hard, they can cause an oscillating tower effect that conspires against relaxation all the time.
All this, like the opposite version seen in the previous point, can cause deviations in the spine, cervical disorders, torticollis, and other problems in the bones and muscles of the neck. All this, of course, prevents a healthy rest.
The Single Pillow
To avoid the two mistakes just described, it’s best to replace the stack of pillows (whether soft or firm) with a single pillow that reaches the required height on its own.
Sleeping with a single pillow favors relaxation, and serene sleep prevents insomnia, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep (one of the scientific indicators of good rest), favors being able to sleep 8 hours uninterrupted and go through all the stages and phases of sleep.
Which Pillow to Choose?
Before choosing a pillow, consider a few criteria, such as its size, composition, and thickness. All these points can vary according to your needs and your lifestyle. Do not hesitate to inquire about its composition.
Depending on your preferences and your morphology, pay particular attention to the firmness of this accessory. About the size, you can choose from the dimensions that are the most popular in the market.
Since it is cheaper compared to other models, the square shape is the most sold. If you are in a seated position, this type of pillow supports your upper body and your head while preventing back pain. Also called an American pillow, the rectangular pillow takes up little space in the bed and allows you to change your position freely during the night.
The rectangle shape provides better support for the head to keep it level with the spine. If you have back or neck pain, the ergonomic pillow is the piece of bedding you need. Thanks to its specific shape, it prevents you from breaking your neck and perfectly matches the shape of your body.
Ideas for Arranging Pillows
Proper placement of your pillows only takes a few minutes. To store them, you have several options.
The Classic Style
Simple and elegant, this style involves placing two pillows that you use at night against your headboard. Then, two other decorative pillows are to be put in front, and finish the decoration with a tiny cushion in the center.
The Eclectic Style
This look is for you if you’re not used to organizing your decor. To do this, all you have to do is mix a few colors, prints, and textures to create an original and somewhat deconstructed set.
The Minimalist Style
It is the simplest and most effective. Use your two sleeping pillows and two decorative pillows. The pillows are to be placed on each side of the bed, and the decorative cushions are in front.
The Romantic Style
For a 100% romantic creation, use three large square pillows, three solid-colored decorative pillows, two patterned decorative pillows, and a long cylinder-shaped pillow.
The Symmetrical Style
Offering a clean and tidy look, symmetry calls for a few pairs of accent pillows. You just have to place them in order of size, that is to say, the smallest in front and the largest in the back.
This is the only way to add royal looks to your bed. To pull it off, you need two huge European pillows and four rectangular accent pillows, not to mention a circular pillow.
You cannot go wrong with having two pillows on your bed. If you live alone, you can get away with one, but usually, bedsheets come with two pillowcases, giving you an obvious clue. If you do not want a minimalist look, then you can get away with four pillows.
The secret to a harmonious result is to maintain a soft and almost monochromatic color palette. In reality, there really isn’t the best pillow arrangement. Everyone can achieve their own style.