Pillow preferences are a very personal thing. Chances are, what works for you is totally different from what works for your friends or the other people in your household. That’s probably why there are so many options out there when it comes to the place you rest your head at the end of the day. There are lots of different levels of softness and firmness, as well as a ton of material options to choose from, which can make it a bit overwhelming to figure out which combination is right for you. From cozy down-filled options to bouncy latex creations, there’s something for everyone, no matter your sleeping position or ideal composition.
Side Sleeper’s Dream
Parachute’s firm pillow is perfect for side sleepers since it was designed to support your neck and keep your shoulder from creeping up to your ear, which tends to happen over the course of the night. It also comes in “soft” and “medium” for those who sleep on their stomach and back, respectively.
Parachute Home Firm Down Pillow, $109
Brentwood Home is known for their all-organic and chemical-free bedding, so this super comfy memory foam pillow is an amazing option for those who are concerned about what exactly goes into the objects they’re sleeping on. Memory foam is a great choice no matter what position you sleep in, and this particular pillow is supposed to create a gentle “hugging” sensation around your head and neck while you sleep.
Brentwood Home Pacifica Gel Memory Foam Pillow, $69
This smart design is actually a feather pillow stuck inside a down pillow, so it’s equal parts firm and plush. If you need to buy pillows for your whole house ASAP, this one is a safe bet for everyone, as it will feel comfortable and supportive no matter your sleeping position or build.
Brooklinen Down Pillow in Mid-Plush, $69
Best for Night Sweaters
Yes, this pillow is ridiculously expensive, but if you have issues with getting too hot at night and waking up constantly feeling damp, it may be worth it to invest in one of these. All of Hastens’ pillows are made with a built-in ventilation system, meaning they’re extra-breathable and will keep your head feeling fresh (and dry!) all night long.
Hastens Eco Medium Standard Pillow, $310
Most Customizable Options
Coco-Mat’s range of pillows for different sleeping positions and body sizes is truly impressive. You’ll have to call or visit a store to get one, but it’s actually better to go about it that way because they have so many choices—you’ll need an expert who is familiar with their products to guide you. The company’s Sithon IV pillow is their signature creation, which is suitable for most types of sleepers and can be customized with aromatherapy scents. The brand also has special versions for light, medium, and heavy builds, as well as those who have respiratory issues at night.
Coco-Mat Sithon IV Pillow, $137
Best for Back Sleepers
While Casper’s pillow can work for people who sleep in all positions, it’s especially great for those who sleep on their backs. In this sleeping position, too much support can put your spine in an uncomfortable position, while not enough will put pressure on your lower back. This one is plush yet supportive, so you won’t get that annoying crick in your neck feeling when you wake up.
The Casper Pillow, $75
Ideal for Neck Pain
If you deal with neck pain or muscle tension, this high-tech memory foam pillow could be a perfect fit. The foam the brand uses is instant-response, which in turn can relieve pressure points in your head and neck, making for a pain-free night’s sleep.
Yogabed Memory Foam Pillow, $99
This cleverly designed pillow has memory foam on one side and bouncy latex on the other, so depending on how you’re feeling or sleeping, you can just flip it and get the perfect amount of hardness or softness. There’s also a foam insert inside that is removable, allowing you to adjust the height of the pillow to your exact needs.
Muun Pillow, $139