At the end of a long day, there’s nothing that feels quite as good as kicking your shoes off and flopping onto your bed. But no matter how tired you are, a pillow that’s too flat, hard or lumpy could really make or break your chance of getting a satisfying night’s sleep. Whether you want something firm and supportive; a pillow that’s perfect for side-sleepers; or one that’s soft and cloud-like, there’s a perfect pillow out there for you — and we’ve fluffed up the best of the best.
Best Memory Foam Pillow
Since the BioPEDIC Extreme Luxury Hypoallergenic Memory Foam Standard Pillow contours to your head and neck, it’s perfect for back and side sleepers alike. New to the memory foam trend? The material helps relieve pressure, all while providing support, resulting in sleep that’s both comfortable and therapeutic.
Best Pillow for Neck Support
Without a doubt, SUMITU Bed Pillows are the best choice if you need extra neck support while you sleep. Constructed so they never go flat, these pillows provide just the right amount of firmness to reduce head and neck tension.
Best Body Pillow for Side Sleepers
The Premium Adjustable Loft Quilted Body Pillow is a luxurious, hypoallergenic pillow that provides full-body support (and comfort!). Versatile and adjustable — while still maintaining its soft and fluffy quality — this pillow is great for side sleepers who need something to clutch as well as stomach sleepers who need a durable, supportive pillow.
Best Pillow for Stomach Sleepers
Sure, the Elviros Cervical Memory Foam Pillow may look a bit odd, but its design is incredibly innovative, to say the least. The high-density, slow-rebound memory foam is both soft and supportive, making its contour design perfect for aligning with your head, neck, shoulder or back. Essentially, that slope keeps your head from moving into an unstable position, allowing for less stress on your cervical vertebrae and spine.
Best Down Pillow
Want to feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud? Try the Puredown Feather Standard Pillow — as long as you aren’t allergic to the filling. Stuffed with 100% gray duck feathers, this classic down pillow is made with 100% cotton fabric — 233 thread count, in fact — and all that double-layered fabric means these pillows mitigate the usual discomfort associated with down: the prick of feathers.
Best Pillow for Pregnant Folks
Looking for full-body support? The PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow provides a comfortable cushion for back, belly and head. Although it's called a pregnancy pillow, this U-shaped product is wonderful for anyone looking for extra hip, knee, back, neck or head support, and it can relieve pain associated with sciatica, fibromyalgia and gastric reflux.
Best “Chillow” for Hot Sleepers
With a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval under its belt, the Home Decorators’ Collection Cooling Gel Memory Foam Jumbo Pillow is more than your average "chillow." Crafted with a therapeutic, gel-infused memory foam, this product helps relieve the pain and pressure associated with back and neck pain.
Best Pillow for Value
Looking for that classic, ultra-soft, hypoallergenic pillow of your dreams? Look no further than the Essence of Bamboo Jumbo Bed Pillow. The soft-knit cover is made from a blend of rayon, polyester and, of course, bamboo, making for a comfy and cool night’s sleep.