between 5 inches and 7 inches
Side sleepers – Side sleepers need a firmer pillow with medium loft to support their cervical spine at rest. Pillows that are too thick or too thin will disrupt the natural curvature of their neck, and can lead to cramps and pain over time.22-Oct-2021
A 2020 study suggests that latex or memory foam pillows may offer additional neck support and improve sleep quality. Moreover, a very small 2019 study compared people undergoing chiropractic treatment with those receiving chiropractic and sleeping with a memory foam pillow.09-Feb-2022
Side sleepers should choose a thick, firm pillow compared to stomach sleepers who need a thinner one. The best pillow will keep your head and neck aligned when lying down. Any fill from down to foam can work for side sleepers as long as the pillow is thick enough to support your neck.15-Nov-2021
Side sleepers need firm pillows and a moderate loft to support their neck while they are sleeping. Memory foam pillows may also help but they are not recommended for people undergoing chiropractic treatment as they may increase neck pain and interference with healing process.