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Man sleeping on his side with Helix Side sleeper pillow
Buying a pillow feels straightforward, right? You might like a pillow that’s soft and bouncy or firm and flat. Maybe you spend some time thinking about how cool it is. Or how you’re supposed to clean it. 

But otherwise, a pillow’s a pillow.

Well, not exactly. At Helix, all of our mattresses are designed to meet the specific needs of your unique sleep style. And our pillows are no different. We’ve designed two Shredded Memory Foam Pillows that cater to the support and comfort required by different sleeping positions.

Our Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Side Sleepers, for example, offers a higher loft, a side gusset, and additional internal fill to provide more support. Our Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Back/Stomach Sleepers, on the other hand, features a knife edge finish and a lower loft for your back and stomach sleeping positions.

Let’s take a look at why tailored support in your pillow is essential and which pillows we recommend alongside each of our Helix mattress models.

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow - Side Sleepers
According to experts at spine-health.com, “pillows serve to keep the upper body in alignment during sleep, relieving pressure and counterbalancing the points in the body.”

Your pillow, they said, “should adjust to fit one's unique shape, curves, and sleeping position and alleviate any pressure points.”

In side sleeping positions, your head will be elevated just a bit from the surface of your mattress. To prevent dangerous stress on your neck and spine as your head falls to meet the top of your pillow, we've designed our Side Sleeper pillow model with a higher loft and a sturdy shredded memory foam core that sits perfectly beneath your head, providing important support and alignment.

The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Side Sleepers includes a side gusset design to accommodate the additional internal filling. It is made with our breathable TENCEL™ cover to provide excellent breathability and a soft, plush finish.

The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Side Sleepers pairs best with our mattresses designed for side sleepers: the Sunset & Sunset Luxe, the Midnight & Midnight Luxe, and the Twilight and Twilight Luxe.

Stacked Helix mattress, in order left to right, Sunset, Luxe Sunset, Midnight, Luxe Midnight, Twilight, Luxe Twilight

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow - Back/Stomach Sleepers
Helix All sleeper pillow
In stomach and back sleeping positions, your head is positioned close to the surface of your mattress, requiring just a bit of support to keep your neck and spine aligned. A pillow with too much loft, though, can force your head and neck out of alignment and create severe pain and discomfort.

Spine-health.com notes that “when lying on the back, a pillow should support the natural curvature, or lordosis, of the cervical spine, with adequate support under the head, neck, and shoulders.”

“Pillow height,” in stomach and back sleeping positions, they said, “should be lower than for side sleepers.”

Our Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Back/Stomach Sleepers is made with a lower loft and a knife edge design to help cradle your head in stomach and back sleeping positions and help you enjoy your deepest night's sleep. This pillow is also finished with our TENCEL™ cover for a soft, breathable feel.

The Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Back/Stomach Sleepers pairs best with our mattresses designed for back and stomach sleepers: the Moonlight & Moonlight Luxe, the Dusk & Dusk Luxe, and the Dawn and Dawn Luxe.

Stacked Helix mattress, in order left to right, Moonlight, Luxe Moonlight, Dusk, Luxe Dusk, Dawn, Luxe Dawn

But What About People Who Toss & Turn?
Maybe you're all over the place when you sleep? Starting on your side, rolling onto your back, waking up on your stomach. What kind of pillow could possibly support all of that?

For combination sleepers, we recommend giving consideration to the positions you fall asleep and wake up in. Despite tossing and turning throughout the night, your initial position when getting into bed is usually a good indication of your body’s preferred sleep position.

In most cases, sleepers who toss and turn will prefer the taller support offered in the Shredded Memory Foam Pillow for Side Sleepers.

But of course, your overall comfort is the priority. That’s why each of our Helix pillows comes with a risk-free 100 night sleep trial, giving you the chance to try your new pillow and determine whether it’s the best fit for you.

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