Stomach sleepers are used to being lectured about all of the reasons why they should sleep on their backs — but it's not that simple to just change your sleeping habits. Investing in one of the best pillows for stomach sleepers, however, might just be the solution you've been looking for — one that'll save you from those pesky aches and pains developing in your neck and back.
An idealpillow for a stomach sleeper is one that's fairly thin (because imagine the strain on your neck when you're lying face-down for eight hours on a big, puffy pillow). A non-existent pillow isn't going to work, either — it's important to strike a balance between too soft and rock hard.
Materials are also important to keep in mind. Memory foam pillows (as long as it isn't too firm) work well because they allow you to sink right in, but still retains their shape when you lift up your head. Allergy sufferers should look for pillows that are made from hypoallergenic fabrics like natural bamboo, which will prevent allergens and dust mites from keeping you up all night.
Below, you'll find options for every type of stomach sleeper — those with back problems, those with allergies, and those who only believe in resting their heads on the softest down feathers.