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Pillows are one of the most critical aspects of your sleep environment. They provide comfort and stability and are designed to cater to different sleeping styles. If you’re going to invest the money to optimize your sleep you should start with buying a high quality pillow.

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What type of pillow should I buy?

There are a few different materials that pillows are made out of. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most common:

  • Down – These are the fluffiest type of pillow, but also the most expensive. If you like fluffy pillows, this is great for you but if you’re on a budget you may want to look elsewhere.
  • Synthetic fill – Some pillows are designed with a synthetic fill that is designed to mimic the feeling of an authentic down pillow. They provide a similar level of comfort but without the sticker shock. If you enjoy the feeling of sleeping on a down pillow but don’t want the shell out the cash, going synthetic is a great alternative.
  • Memory foam – These pillows tend to be more firm and thicker than other types. They are designed to conform to the shape of your head. Memory foam pillows tend to be hit or miss. Some people love them and others hate them.
  • Gel – Gel pillows feel very similar to memory foam. In fact, most manufacturers don’t make their pillows 100% out of gel but instead add it as a layer over a more common filling material (most commonly memory foam). Gel pillows provide cooling properties, which is extremely important since lowering your body temperature is one of the best ways to get high quality sleep.

Sleeping position matters

There are three different sleeping positions: side, back, and stomach. Did you know that the different positions require different pillows?

Side sleepers

Side sleepers should use a firm or extra-firm pillow to maintain proper alignment of the curve of your neck and head at the height that is most comfortable for side sleepers (approximately 4 inches off the mattress). We recommend that most side sleepers use a memory foam pillow since it doesn’t flatten as quickly as a down or polyester pillow.

Back sleepers

Back sleepers should use medium-firm pillows with a down, memory foam, or latex foam filling. The pillow should be medium-loft (loft is the height of the pillow).

Snoring is very common among back sleepers since gravity can cause your tongue to fall into the back of your mouth. If you’re a snoring back sleeper, you may want to stack two or three memory foam pillows on top of each other so that your head is propped up at an angle.

Stomach sleepers

Stomach sleepers should use a thin, low-loft pillow. Down, polyester, and thin foam are the materials that we recommend for stomach sleepers. Firm pillows with a high loft are going to give you a sore neck because they interfere with the proper alignment of your neck.

Nectar Pillow Review

The Nectar is a pillow that is designed to give you the ability to customize the level of firmness. The pillow uses a “pillow-within-a-pillow” design, with an outer comfort layer and an inner support layer. Our favorite thing about the Nectar pillow is that it does a great job of… Read More »Nectar Pillow Review

Diamond Pillow Review

Diamond Mattress is a company that has a great reputation for their mattresses (duh). But did you know that they have a pillow as well? The Diamond Pillow offers a soft foundation and is available with two different options: high profile and low profile. These two options are designed to… Read More »Diamond Pillow Review

Night Pillow Review

The Night Pillow is a product that is designed to appeal to a specific audience: people who are concerned about the effects of aging. This pillow is made out of a material that the company claims will help you minimize wrinkles, clear your skin, improve the effectiveness of your face… Read More »Night Pillow Review

Priceless Pillow Review

The Priceless was created with the goal of making a pillow that combines the support of a firm pillow and the comfort of a soft pillow. This pillow competes with other luxury brands, with a price point that is on the lower end of the premium category. Our favorite thing… Read More »Priceless Pillow Review

airweave Pillow Review

The Airweave is a pillow that is designed to be cool to the touch, improve airflow, and evenly distribute weight. To accomplish this goal, they use a proprietary type of material – called Airflow – that features an interwoven design that the company claims is superior to standard down, memory… Read More »airweave Pillow Review

Nest Bedding Pillow Review

Nest Bedding pillows are made by the same family-owned, California-based company that makes the popular Nest Mattress collection. The company is famous for manufacturing natural products using their own proprietary blend that mimics the feel of a down and feather pillow. After extensive testing, our favorite aspect of the Nest… Read More »Nest Bedding Pillow Review

Pluto Pillow Review

Pluto is a company that has a unique approach to creating their pillows. Instead of a standard online shopping portal where you can view the different pillows that they offer, Pluto instead encourages you to take a multiple-choice quiz that is designed to determine which type of pillow is best… Read More »Pluto Pillow Review

Infinity Pillow Review

If you’re looking for a new way to get some shuteye while traveling then you’ve ended up in the right place. This review is all about the Infinity Pillow, a travel pillow that has a uniquely versatile design. After extensive testing, our favorite thing about the Infinity Pillow is that… Read More »Infinity Pillow Review

How to Wash Pillows

Whether you sleep on a warm feather or special cooling pillow, if it’s got yellow stains and smells bad, it’s high time you cleaned it. These things appear because while you sleep, your pillow collects moist from the sweat, oil, drool, and dead skin cells. Dust mites feed on them… Read More »How to Wash Pillows

Luxe Pillow Review

The Luxe Pillow is a modern take on the classic standard pillow. Our favorite thing about it is that it has three internal chambers in its central core, which gives you much better support when compared to pillows with a traditional core design. The Luxe Pillow is a modern take… Read More »Luxe Pillow Review

Sleep Buddy Pillow Review

We spend a third of our life sleeping. Most of us think of sleep as just keeping our eyes closed so we can rest. But there is much more to sleeping than just resting. Sleeping is a way for our body to recover from a hard day at work. It is our body’s means of healing itself. This is why it’s important to get as much sleep as we can.

Best Cooling Pillow

Our bodies are naturally warm, especially when we sleep. However, some people feel warmer than natural. This sensation makes sleeping difficult. They often wake up drenched in sweat and have a hard time getting back to sleep. And that’s just on regular nights. Imagine how difficult it can be during… Read More »Best Cooling Pillow

Best Nursing Pillow

Ensuring that a newborn baby gets all the needed nutrients is of paramount importance to any parent. Whether you are breastfeeding your baby or feeding via a bottle, a good nursing pillow will make nursing so much easier and comfortable. Lactation consultants developed nursing pillows to help moms and their… Read More »Best Nursing Pillow

Best Pregnancy Pillow

Pregnancy is a challenging phase and the many changes that a pregnant woman’s body experiences makes sleeping difficult. You can no longer sleep comfortably and even your usual sleeping position doesn’t seem to work anymore. Just as you’re getting the hand of sleeping in a particular position, you move into… Read More »Best Pregnancy Pillow

How We Rate Pillows

Overview & Methodology People have been using pillows since 7,000 BC,  the civilizations of Mesopotamia. During this era, only the wealthy were able to use them and is considered a status symbol. The more pillows they own, the more wealthy and affluent they are.  There are a lot of factors… Read More »How We Rate Pillows

Best Pillows for Neck Pain

If you’ve suffered from neck pain before, you know how uncomfortable sleeping can be. It’s not just the neck pain itself that bothers you, the pain can radiate to your head area and can even cause shoulder pain. This can make getting a restful sleep almost impossible. You can try… Read More »Best Pillows for Neck Pain