How to use a contour pillow

Contour pillows are designed to ease pressure on the neck and muscles by curving around the head. Set it up by placing the contoured side upwards, with the higher of the two humps towards the foot-end of your bed. Then lie down so that your head and neck are comfortably within its contour. Try to keep your head straight when you do this–slumping can constrict airways and make snoring worse. The taller side of the pillow is for people who sleep on their side, and the shorter side is for those that like to sleep on their back. Whichever way you choose to sleep, the humps will provide support for your head and neck. If this is your first time using a contour pillow, it might take some time to get used to it. However, eventually, you’ll see that it’s worth making the switch.


At 43%, Hawaii has the highest percentage of adults who get seven or fewer hours of sleep per night. South Dakota, at 26%, has the lowest percentage.


 Snoring while asleep is normal. 

Snoring is indeed common, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily normal. Not only can snoring lead to interrupted sleep, but it can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a more serious condition that needs treatment.