How to Choose the Right Pillow Size for You

Choosing Your Pillow

We realize that choosing the right options for your Linear Gravity Pillow can seem like a daunting task. It’s really just a matter of the pillow designer's intense commitment to making a pillow that really supports the health and comfort of every body. They did not compromise the science and healthiness to make the pillows easier to understand. We are experts on this pillow, and we have found with just a little bit of information, you can find the pillow that’s right for you. Once you do, your pillow will probably be your friend for life.

Pillow Size

For the most part, Pillow Size for the Linear Gravity Pillow is not about person size: The size of these pillows generally indicates the pillow case into which they will fit. The Medium pillow is the size that fits in a standard pillow case — the kind of pillow case people use on Queen-, Full-, or Twin-sized beds.

The Large pillow is specifically sized for the oversized pillow cases used on King-sized beds. The neck roll and neck support areas of the Large pillow have the same height and thickness as the Medium pillow; the only difference is that the sides of the Large pillow are wider to fill out the greater width of King-sized pillow case.

The size of these pillows generally indicates the pillow case into which they will fit. The Medium pillow is the size that fits in a standard pillow case — the kind of pillow case people use on Queen-, Full-, or Twin-sized beds.

The Small pillow is the one size where the pillow size actually does indicate person size more so than pillow case size. The Small pillow is narrower and thinner than the Medium or Large pillows. It is intended for use a "children’s" pillow or a travel pillow (it’s smaller enough to make it easier to stuff this one in a suitcase). We have also found that this pillow size is more comfortable for some women who are shorter in height or have petite frames.

A standard-sized pillow case will be too big for the Small pillow, so the pillow will swim around in it a bit. (For those of us who need the Small pillow, if you are worried about how it looks on your bed, we suggest just hiding underneath the other pillows on your bed.) You'll find it's a small price to pay for having just the right fit to enjoy the benefits of these one-of-kind, wonderful pillows!

Pillow Firmness

Pillow Firmness is really where you can fine-tune your pillow choice for maximum comfort. You have a choice between Regular pillow firmness or Extra-Firm. Think of the Extra-Firm pillow as a way to kind of “:increase the size”: of the pillow. This enables you to make a Small pillow effectively a bit bigger, by choosing an Small Extra-Firm; or a Medium pillow a bit smaller, by choosing a Medium Regular instead of a Medium Extra-Firm.

For example, remember that the goal of the pillow when you sleep on your side is to give you adequate support to keep your neck and spine straight and to not “scrunch” your shoulder. So, if you are larger in size, have broader shoulders, or have found that your head droops a bit with the regular pillow, you will probably want the Extra-Firm pillow.

On the other hand, say you have a small frame, but the Small sized pillow is a little too big (for example, your head and neck slump down when you sleep on your side) and the Medium pillow is to big (it pushes your head up too high when you sleep on your side, or it arches your neck up too high when you sleep on your back). In this case, you might choose a Small Extra-Firm pillow.