Your pillow comes in contact with 20 percent of your body when you’re in bed — that’s a lot of personal real estate. So why are you sleeping on old lumpy pillows that are likely throwing your spinal alignment out of whack or leaving you feeling grouchy in the morning? Just like a good set of sheets, the right bed pillow can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep or one full of twists and turns. If any of this sounds familiar to you, it may be time to upgrade to pillows that are uber-comfy (and that are easy on your credit card statement, too).
We sussed out a slew of pillows on the market and picked the very best ones for overall comfort and for addressing different sleeping needs — all at price points that won’t leave you with a case of insomnia. Sweet dreams!
Parachute Down Pillow
With a 750-fill power, these cloudlike pillows from Parachute are supremely lofty, yet supportive at the same time. Made of premium European white down, they feature a luxurious sateen shell and come with a 3-year warranty. Additionally, they are Oeko-Tex-certified, which means they surpass the highest standard of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics. You can customize your firmness from soft to medium and firm.
Allied Home Deluxe White Duck Down Pillow
Looking for something with a down fill but at a lower price point? These down pillows by Allied Home are pretty remarkable. Featuring a 550-fill power and a durable cotton shell that ensures the down stays in the pillow and doesn’t poke you in the face. The pillow is hypoallergenic and Responsible Down Standard-certified — you can actually “track your down” from farm through shipping and processing to your bed!
Beautyrest Allergen Barrier Polyfill Pillow
If down fill happens to give you a sneezing attack or if you suffer from asthma, this Beautyrest pillow is a nice alternative. It’s made from ultra-soft 300-thread count cotton and loaded with a hypoallergenic polyester fiber. A great medium density pillow for stomach and back sleepers, it easily conforms to your needs. And it’s super washer/dryer friendly.
Comfort Revolution Memory Foam
How about a pillow that remembers your sleep positions? Sounds kind of creepy, but it can provide ideal and gentle support throughout the night. This memory foam pillow works to alleviate pressure points by conforming to the curves and contours of your head, neck, and shoulders. It can even reset itself and respond to any changes in your position as you move throughout the night. What boyfriend ever did that?
Ventilated Gel Pillow
Are you one of those people who is always flipping the pillow over to get to the cool side? Yeah, me too. This memory foam pillow incorporates a gel side that disperses body heat and creates a cooler sleeping surface. It keeps you soothed throughout the night while at the same time providing a stable core of pressure-relieving memory foam. Ahhh …
Sleep Innovations Memory Foam Contour Pillow
Contour pillows may look a little stiff and uninviting — or like something grandpa uses to prop up his back when he’s yelling at the TV — but for anyone with neck pain or who cares about proper spinal alignment, they’re a dream. This contour pillow includes high and low contour options so you can find just the right comfort level. It's a really good choice for side and back sleepers as it helps to reduce uncomfortable pressure points.
Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow
Can 14,000 Amazon reviewers be wrong? This popular pillow is constructed with flexible shredded visco-elastic memory foam that let’s you add or remove foam to adjust your comfort level. It’s suitable for all sleep positions — back, side, and stomach. It’s also hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant, and comes with a 5-year warranty. But don’t take my word for it, read the reviews!
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