Best Pillows

Outside of choosing the right mattress, finding the right pillow is a very close second. There are so many options on the market today, that finding the right one can be just as daunting as finding the right mattress.

When searching for the best pillow review, there are some criteria to look for that will help you find the right pillow that will provide you with comfort, quality, and overall longevity.

In our Best Pillow guide, we provide you a list of pillows we have reviewed and take a look at factors that may make a pillow better or worse for different sleepers. Taking into consideration construction and materials, comfort, our experience sleeping on them, and what type of sleepers may be best for a given pillow are all important criteria to select the best pillow.

Loft is an important consideration when choosing a pillow. If you often layer your pillows under your head during the night, you need a pillow with more loft – while if you wake up with too much neck or back pain, you may have one with too much loft.  In the end, you want to make sure you get the right pillow for YOUR sleeping preferences.

Take a look at the pillows below, we are constantly adding new ones to the list and you can check back here to see more reviews and feedback on many of the leading pillows on the market today.  For now, these are some of our favorite ones, that may become yours as well! Last updated Oct 1, 2020 @ 9:42 pm

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Quick Overview: Our Top Picks for Pillows

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  • Hypoallergenic
  • Lightweight
  • Made from copper-infused fibers
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  • Adjustable
  • Soft and quilted
  • Hypoallergenic
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  • Orthopedic pillow
  • Includes an optional foam insert which allows you to raise the pillow
  • Ideal for back and side sleepers
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  • Available in two sizes
  • Cover is suitable for sensitive skin
  • Breathable
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  • Provides excellent support
  • Sleeps cool
  • Great for back and stomach-sleepers
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  • Suitable for all sleeping styles
  • Breathable cover
  • Low-profile pillow
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  • Features two layers of the special Tempur-Breeze Gel
  • Breathable cover
  • Provides classic memory foam feel
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  • Two designs in one pillow
  • Breathable cover
  • Provides classic memory foam feel
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  • Made from memory foam
  • Artfully woven
  • Removable and washable cover
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  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Easy-to-remove cover
  • Medium-firm feel
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  • Provides excellent support
  • Best for stomach sleepers
  • Adjustable
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  • Specially designed to support cervical alignment
  • Adjustable
  • Thick and quilted cover
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  • Available in two sizes
  • Wrapped in high-quality cotton cover
  • Filled with soft microfibers
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  • Comes in 3 loft options
  • Special cooling features
  • Ideal for all types of sleepers and all sleeping positions
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  • Adjustable
  • Suitable for all sleeping positions
  • Memory foam feel
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  • Suitable for all sleeping styles
  • Keeps your spine in perfect alignment
  • Does not retain heat
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Layla

($99 for a Layla pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Layla.)

The Layla pillow is a copper-infused pillow filled with a special mix of natural Kapok fibers and memory foam pieces that can perfectly work for most sleeping styles and fit unique comfort needs of most sleepers.

What makes this pillow stand out from other pillows is the addition of copper within its cover,  the use of Kapok fibers along with shredded memory foam which creates a cool, soft and comfortable sleep surface, and the ability to move its filling around to provide you with ideal amount of comfort and support depending on what position you sleep in.

The pillow is made of 70% memory foam pieces and 30% Kapok fibers and it always stays lightweight. Kapok fibers create the feeling similar to that of the overstuffed feather and down pillow while memory foam pieces offer a thicker and slightly firmer underlying support.

For us, this pillow is a perfect blend of softness and support and what we especially like about it is that it allows you to manipulate the filling to create the feel and support you need.

Read the full Layla pillow review.

Coop Home Goods

($59.99 for a queen size Original Coop Home Goods pillow and $79.99 for a queen size Eden pillow. Click here to get the best prices on the Coop Home Goods pillows.)

The Coop Home Goods pillows are stuffed with the special blend of shredded memory foam and soft microfiber and are totally adjustable, which means that you can adjust the loft that will perfectly work for you simply by unzipping the covers and the inner cases and removing some of the filling or adding it back.

Shredded memory foam within these pillows provides support and contour without causing your head to sink all the way down through the pillows so you can be sure that they will keep your head and neck aligned with the rest of your body.

The Coop Home Goods pillows will perfectly support your head and neck without compressing too much, and they are breathable as well due to their unique cover and filling with small air pockets left between the individual pieces of memory foam and microfiber strands.

In addition, the Coop Home Goods Eden pillow also features gel-infused memory foam which makes it sleep even cooler than the Original one.

So, both pillows are supportive and yet soft enough to provide comfortable and quality sleep. They contour to your neck and head and allow you to easily change positions throughout the night.

Read the full Coop Home Goods review.

Proper Pillow

($69.99 for a Proper pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Proper pillow.)

The Proper Pillow is an amazing orthopedic pillow created to support optimal spinal alignment for both side and back sleeping positions. It comes in a Standard Queen Size and features Patent Pending Inner Orthoic Ergonomic construction designed to suit all body types.

The inner pillow orthoic is composed of low density comfort foam and there is also a cooling comfort layer that disperses body heat and keeps you cool and comfortable all night long.

Because of its special construction, the pillow has a unique donut shape and now it also includes an optional foam insert which allows you to raise the pillow to accommodate the firmness of your mattress.

All this makes the Proper pillow is an extremely comfortable pillow. It offers pressure relieving and cushioning comfort and just the right amount of support necessary for a comfortable and pain-free night’s sleep.

Read the full Proper pillow review.

IDLE Sleep

($141 for a Queen size IDLE Sleep pillow. Click here to get the best price on the IDLE Sleep pillow.)

The IDLE Sleep Gel Memory Foam pillow is made of a unique zoned IDLE Gel Memory Foam that is a cooler and softer and that maintains its shape better than any other traditional memory foam.

A special dense yet soft foam is designed to suit a wide range of sleepers and provide them with a personalized support by conforming to the unique shape of their heads and necks.

The pillow will keep your spine aligned while perfectly conforming to your head and neck for maximum comfort. It is suitable for all sleeping styles, especially back and side sleeping, but it can also be a good pick for stomach sleepers who prefer such pillows.

It also sleeps quite cool due to its gel memory foam construction and holes that allow air to circulate freely through the pillow.

Read the full IDLE Sleep pillow review.

Bear

($107 for a Queen size Bear pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Bear pillow.)

Bear pillows

The Bear pillow is made up of few layers of solid core LOFT-X hybrid foam, which is a mix of memory foam and latex foam designed to provide the resilience and bounce of latex, while also offering the contouring support of memory foam.

The pillow has small holes punched into it for greater breathability, and it is covered with a very soft, thin and stretchy cotton fabric designed to protect the foam, wick away moisture, and prevent the allergens, dirt, and dust from getting into the pillow.

The hybrid foam used in its construction has both qualities of traditional memory foam and latex and provides excellent support, hug and contour typical for memory foam while having enough responsiveness to prevent your head from sinking too much in the pillow and feel trapped in foam.

It adapts pretty quickly to your movements and sleeps incredibly cool.

Read the full Bear pillow review.

Tempur-Pedic Cloud

($79 for a Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow.)

Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow close view

The Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow is made of the highest-quality proprietary Tempur material that perfectly adapts to the shape of your head, neck and shoulders and your temperature to provide you with the right balance of support and comfort you need for a continuous and quality night’s sleep.

The cover of this pillow is made of soft 100% polyester knit, and it can be easily removed with a zipper and washed.

With its traditional shape and a soft, cushioning comfort, this pillow is perfect for those who haven’t slept on memory foam before. Signature adaptive support of Tempur material used in the construction of the Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow totally adapts to your head, neck, and shoulders for personalized comfort and long-lasting support throughout the night.

Read the full Tempur-Pedic Cloud pillow review.

Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow

($126.75 for a queen size Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow.)

The Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow is made of the proprietary Tempur foam and two layers of the special TEMPUR-Breeze Gel and it offers a refreshing sleep experience for any sleep position.

The cover of this pillow is a 100% premium cotton knit cover. It is highly breathable and allows the air to circulate freely through the pillow and aids in cooling. The cover is also removable and washable so you can take it off and wash it whenever it is necessary.

Although this pillow is not adjustable and instead it features one flat block of memory foam, it will gently cradle your head and neck and provide you with the right amount of comfort and support necessary to keep your head and neck in proper alignment with the rest of your body.

In addition, the Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow sleeps incredibly cool as it very name implies. Two layers of the special Tempur-Breeze Gel work with the soft and breathable cover to keep the things cool and help you stay refreshed and comfortable throughout the whole night.

Read the full Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow review.

Tempur-Symphony Pillow

($74.25 for a Tempur-Symphony pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Tempur-Symphony pillow.)

The Tempur-Symphony is made of the special TEMPUR Material that provides an incredibly gentle and soft feel.

This pillow is unique in that it features two designs in one pillow: a gently arched side for back sleepers and flatter side for side and stomach sleepers. Therefore, this pillow is made to suit the needs and sleep preferences of all types of sleepers.

The cover of this pillow is a 100% polyester cover. It is hypoallergenic and highly breathable and allows the air to circulate through the pillow. The cover is also removable and washable so you can take it off and wash it whenever it is necessary.

Although this pillow is not adjustable and is made of one block of memory foam, it will totally adapt to your head, neck and shoulders due to its unique shape and design and provide you with personalized comfort and the right amount of support 

Read the full Tempur-Symphony pillow review.

Muse

($120 for a Muse pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Muse pillow.)

Muse pillows

The Muse pillow is made of memory foam but is unique because it has two layers and the memory foam is in two different forms.

There is a layer of high-density molded memory foam that provides a cushy, supportive loft that perfectly contours to the shape of your head, neck and shoulders and conforms to every your movement.

The second layer is made of a high-quality shredded foam and hollow fibers that create a responsive, breathable surface that allows more airflow through the pillow and prevents the build-up of excess body heat.

So, the Muse Memory Foam Pillow is a very comfortable pillow that allows you to choose your loft for ideal support but still conforms to your neck and head.

Read the full Muse pillow review.

Nolah AirFoam Pillow

($79 for a Queen size Nolah AirFoam pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Nolah AirFoam pillow.)

The Nolah AirFoam pillow is made of dense yet soft foam specially designed to suit a wide range of sleepers and provide them with a personalized support by conforming to the unique shape of their heads and necks.

The foam is hole punctured with airflow channels and contoured on the top surface for improved air circulation and breathability. This helps prevent the build-up of excessive body heat, wick away moisture and keep the skin cool and comfortable.

With its medium-firm feel, the pillow is designed to be soft and supportive enough to suit any sleeper, so it can work for all types of sleepers regardless of whether they prefer side, stomach or back sleeping.

It also sleeps quite cool due to the use of 100% temperature neutral Nolah AirFoam and cooling phase-change Outlast cotton cover.

Read the full Nolah AirFoam pillow review.

Nolah AirFiber Pillow

($63 for a Queen size Nolah AirFiber pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Nolah AirFiber pillow.)

The Nolah AirFiber is filled with a soft proprietary Nolah AirFiber fill which is a down alternative that feels really fluffy while offering you an opportunity to manipulate it to provide you with enough support necessary to keep your cervical spine in alignment with the rest of your body.

The pillow is more on the softer side and allows your head to sink deeper than memory foam. The fill is light and fluffy and can be flattened, folded or bunched into the shape that will provide you with excellent support in all sleeping positions.

It also sleeps cool due to the cooling phase-change Outlast cotton cover helps the pillow breathe easier, keeps the pillow surface cool to the touch and prevents the retention of excessive body heat.

Read the full Nolah AirFiber pillow review.

SpineAlign

($129 for a Queen size SpineAlign pillow. Click here to get the best price on the SpineAlign pillow.)

SpineAlign Pillow side view

The SpineAlign is a pillow of a unique shape and design, filled with a shredded proprietary blend of CertiPUR-US filling. It has separate chambers for neck and head support, where the two outer chambers are used for side sleeping while the middle of the pillow is flatter and made for back sleeping.

The pillow is adjustable which means that each of its chambers has a zipper which gives you access to the filling and allows you to add or remove the filling to customize the pillow to your specific needs.

The pillow is ideal for side sleeping and back sleeping. When the full amount of foam is within, it is on the firmer side, but it softens as you take the foam out.

The fill within this pillow is also designed to be breathable and temperature regulating. The Tencel fabric of the cover in combination with the foam’s open cell structure work together to improve breathability and airflow through the pillow.

Read the full SpineAlign pillow review.

Lull

($89 for a King size Lull pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Lull pillow.)

Lull pillow

The Lull pillow is filled with soft microfibers. It uses a three-layer design which means that its top and bottom layers contain opened microfibers that offer this down feel and a soft and fluffy sleeping surface.

The inner layer of this pillow contains dense, tighter compacted microfibers so it can provide you with the amount of support you need throughout the night and keep your spine properly aligned.

The Lull pillow feels like a traditional down pillow, but there is also a lot of responsiveness coming from its microfiber filling. It provides a very soft and fine, down like feel and has all pressure relieving benefits of memory foam.

If you are a back or side sleeper you will like this pillow, but if you are a stomach sleeper, you may try to sleep on the edges of this pillow as it may be too lofty for this position if you prefer sleeping on the middle.

Read the full Lull pillow review.

ViscoSoft Cold Wire Pillow

($119.99 for a ViscoSoft Cold Wire pillow. Click here to get the best price on a ViscoSoft Cold Wire pillow.)

ViscoSoft Cold Wire Pillow - High Loft

The ViscoSoft Cold Wire pillow is available in 3 loft options: Thin, Low, and High. It is built of a special mix of Polyester and Polyethylene.

The fill feels fluffy while offering you an opportunity to manipulate it to provide you with enough support where it is needed to keep your neck and head in alignment with the rest of your body.

Its highly breathable, Cool-to-the-touch Cold Wire fabric features a unique cooling technology, which combined with the special filling will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the whole night.

This is an extremely comfortable pillow that offers pressure relieving and cushioning comfort and the right amount of support necessary for all sleeping positions.

Read the full ViscoSoft Cold Wire pillow review.

Nectar

($75 for a Nectar pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Nectar pillow.)

Nectar pillow

The Nectar pillow is an adjustable pillow stuffed with three types of visco-elastic shredded memory foam, and it perfectly contours to your head and neck.

The pieces of memory foam vary in size, and they are protected by the inner pocket of the pillow. This means that you can customize the loft of your pillow to achieve optimal comfort by adding or removing the filling.

It is supportive enough to keep your head and neck in proper alignment with the rest of your body while it is also soft enough to prevent the appearance of pressure points and provide a comfortable night’s sleep.

So, this pillow has everything that is necessary to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the entire night and help you get enough of sound and quality night’s sleep necessary to wake up feeling refreshed, relaxed and totally ready to start the new day.

Read the full Nectar pillow review.

Brooklyn Bedding

($44 for a Queen size pillow. Click here to get the best price on a Brooklyn Bedding pillow.)

Brooklyn Bedding latex pillow with and without cover

The Brooklyn Bedding pillow is made of blended Talalay latex from Latex International, and it can be customized to firm or plush based on your selection during check out.

The pillow is made out of a single, aerated piece of latex and has tiny holes that are created when pouring the latex into the pillow mold and that make this pillow breathable and aid in cooling during the night.

It is of medium thickness and has a soft feel to it and enough give to prevent the appearance of pressure points and provide necessary comfort for a quality night’s sleep.

If you like a soft and plush pillow that will perfectly contour to your head and neck and keep your spine in proper alignment, then this may be an option worth looking at.

Read the full Brooklyn Bedding pillow review.

 

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