Every college student needs this side sleeper pillow after pulling an all-nighter

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The key to getting in a good night’s rest while you’re in college and actively *not* getting rest lies in your immediate surroundings. Are your sheets making you overheat so much that you should switch to cooling ones? Is your pillow the best one for your sleep position? Would you benefit from a weighted comforter?

Once you start to consider the price it takes to create the ultimate sleep oasis, it all starts to add up. But there are affordable, quality products you can find that will help you invest in a better sleep routine.

One of the easiest ways to get more quality hours of sleep is by first investing in a new pillow. If you’re a side sleeper, the good news is that there’s a pillow that was made for you. It’s also one of the best online: It’s Parachute’s alternative down pillow.

Parachute Down Alternative Side Sleeper Pillow, $109

Credit: Parachute

But why exactly is this pillow so supportive and comforting for those who sleep on their sides?

Because it has a 3.5-inch gusset, the height of the pillow helps take the strain off your neck and shoulders while you sleep. And while the pillow is raised so that your neck and spine stay aligned all night long, the pillow is filled with European white down, so that it also provides enough cushioning.

Hundreds of shoppers have given this pillow a near-perfect rating, with some raving that their neck pain is essentially gone just after a few nights of sleep on the pillow.

“I used to have neck pain and wake up with headaches,” one reviewer said. “I tried a lot of pillows — firm, soft, high, flat — nothing worked for me. I’ve had this pillow for a couple of weeks, and I have had no pain since.”

So whether you want to alleviate pain or are just looking for a more comfortable pillow, this is one of the best things to invest in to better your sleep routine.

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