You spent about a third of your life sleeping, so investing in a great pillow is a smart choice. To help you improve your sleep and wellness we’ve researched 35 new and bestselling products to find the very best memory foam pillows. The result is the ten recommended pillows below which all ranked high in our reviews. But how do you pick the right product? Here are the most important specs to look for when selecting your pillow. Sweet dreams!
Cooling Gel – Good sleep means a cool environment where you don’t sweat. To ensure that many memory foam pillows use modern cooling gel. Some pillows will have a layer of gel on top, others will have gel layers build into the pillow itself. The most important part is that the technology works and does provide better sleep quality. If you’re a hot sleeper yourself, a gel memory foam pillow will change your life.
Size – Most pillows will come either in Standard or Queen sizes. You can use this as a pretty general indication of how big the pillow is. For example, a Standard size will be about 20 x 26 inches (thickness will vary depending on the material and design), whereas a Queen size will be about 20 x 30 inches. There are, of course, bigger pillows, and the nomenclature follows the rules for mattresses; thus – King size is the biggest (measuring about.20 x 36 inches).
Hypoallergenic – Broadly speaking, hypoallergenic products are designed to help reduce allergy-related discomfort. It means "below normal" or "slightly" allergenic. There can be exceptions, so it is always important that you consult with the manufacturer and seller about the materials used. In general, though, a hypoallergenic pillow is a smart choice, even for people without allergies, as it can reduce the number of irritants in your bedroom. Moreover, we highly recommend investing in a few pillow cases so that you can change them frequently.
Cover Material – Pillow covers are usually made from either cotton, for folks who prefer a soft, organic feel, or from viscose for stretchiness and durability. You will also often see Polyester and even Bamboo. Of course, what you want from a pillow cover is that it’s breathable, possibly hypoallergenic, and, most importantly, sleeps cool. All winning pillows below scored high in the cover department, offering excellent sleep quality and comfort even for warm sleepers.
Dimensions – The measurements of a pillow will be mostly uniform across the size range –Queen-sized pillows will be about 20 x 30 inches, for example, with minor depending on the manufacturer. The thickness, however, will vary widely between models even from the same manufacturer, depending on the design and intended use. Pillows for Stomach sleepers, for example, will be much thinner than those for side sleepers. To make sure you get the right product, we’ve included the dimensions for each pillow.
Weight – Speaking broadly, a Queen-size pillow will weigh anywhere from two to six pounds, depending on the materials that go into making it and the overall design. Most people won’t care too much about the weight of their pillow. But if you like to flip your pillow at night or put your arm under it while you sleep, having a lightweight pillow can be useful. Either way, we hope that these pillows will significantly improve your sleep quality. You will find the memory foam pillow’s weight for each reviewed product below so that you can rest easy.
All right, let’s get to what you’ve come for, the best pillow reviews. All of the products featured here offer excellent comfort, value, and quality. We especially recommend the top-pick for otherworldly sleep, and the budget pick to prevent wallet nightmares. Let’s go!
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Heather Patton is a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped. She has been creating high-quality content for over a decade and covers home, lifestyle, beauty, fashion products and more.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019