The Sleep Number name is synonymous with personalized comfort for a reason; after all, they created the patented Sleep Number system that allows you to customize your sleep surface for an unparalleled rest. Through the years that have continued to approach the consumer with an eye towards further sleep comfort, and offer a variety of other helpful products. Temperature controlled surfaces, sheets, and even pillows have all become popular picks, and the Sleep Number pillow reviews found below help highlight what, exactly, they have to offer.
The Sleep Number Company
Sleep Number was founded on the premise of getting a true, personalized sleep experience- one that did not embrace a one-size-fits-all mentality. The founders also wanted to address a true dual sleep system, and they did so with a new design that provided the ability to adjust the sleep surface through a series of air chambers.
Their advances in technology and application to this comfort has been applied to other products they have introduced. Although not all are adjustable, the wide variety of pillows are design to help keep the head in spinal alignment to provide the comfort you deserve.
Sleep Number Materials
Sleep Number is known for their advanced approaches to the materials and design of their products. Their patented foams are available both for comfort contouring as well as the movement of air- with some ability to help regulate body surface temperature. Others use a down alternative polyfill for a malleable, soft support. The dynamic designs are also supported for various sleep positions and covered in moisture wicking, cooling fabrics that move with you for an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Sleep Number Pillow Series
There are six defined Sleep Number pillow series, all of which contain two to three various models (the detail of these can be found below). Their seventh type of pillow is a product that can be created through your own customized choices. These pillows all define the detail the company provides to products, and take into account the support needed by back, side, and stomach sleepers in order to help you find a pillow to allow you the rest you deserve.
The company also provides a good selection of specialty pillows for further comfort support. To align your body properly as you sleep, you may find you need some additional aide in the way of other pillows, or products. Joint pressure relief and lower back support are a common need, and Sleep Number delivers. Lumbar support, knee spacers, no shift body pillows, wedges, snore reducer alternatives, and even CPAP supported designs are all made to help support the body when needed, and address issues such as respiration and injury.
Pillows vs Sleep Positions
When choosing a pillow it is just as important to consider your sleep position and personal preferences as you do with a mattress choice. Your head and neck position is highly influenced by a pillow in relation to your spinal alignment. You need to make sure that you have your head and neck in line with the rest of your body, or you run the risk of putting too much strain on other parts of your body- creating an uncomfortable night’s experience, no matter how comfortable your bed is.
Back sleepers need a thinner, more responsive pillow to keep the head from falling too far back, or being lifted too high. The pillow also needs to be able to fill the gap left between the back of the head and shoulders for a true relaxation of the soft tissues.
Stomach sleepers are never in full spinal alignment as they are forced to turn their heads to provide open airways. Because of this, a soft, thin pillow is preferred, with one that can also support the upper body to provide a more gentle slope and less severe strain on the lower back. Hip support is suggested in this position as well.
Side sleepers need a loftier pillow that provides the height needed to keep the head level between the shoulders, but also have enough fill to hold the neck level without placing a strain on it. Shaped, firm pillows, foams, or highly malleable pillows are often popular for this position.