Are you someone that has to have a certain type of pillow on your bed, otherwise your whole night’s sleep is affected? Join the club. There are those that swear by a soft pillow and others that cannot drift off unless their head is resting on a firm one.
We have found bed pillows in all shapes and sizes that fit a range of different requirements. See if one takes your fancy.
Good if you sleep on your back
Those that tend to sleep on their backs for most of the night might prefer a pillow that is firm enough to support the head and neck but soft enough to not cause stiffness after lying in this position for so long. This foam-core pillow is perfect in both aspects.
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Good for those who suffer from allergens
A soft support pillow that is good for any type of sleeper but especially those that suffer from allergens. This is because it features an allergen barrier that helps to keep out dust mites and other irritants that could affect your breathing and sleep.
If, like me, the firmer your bed pillow the better, then you won’t get firmer than this one from Simmons. A great value buy as most pillows that are this firm tend to be made from memory contour foam. We also like the two different sides; one is flat and the other rounded which is great for reading in bed.
Good if you suffer from neck pain
If you need your neck to be supported then a memory foam pillow is probably going to be your best bet. This one is contoured to fully support the neck whilst you are sleeping and allows your spine to remain in its natural shape. A great budget option.
Good for soft support
For those who like the firmness of a goose down pillow but are sensitive to the feathers, and do not like the weight of a memory foam pillow, this one from L.L. Bean is perfect. It is a soft support pillow and a really good price for an L.L. Bean product.
Manageable memory foam
There will always be people that think a memory foam pillow is just too firm, and to those I recommend this one which is made using shredded memory foam. This allows you to fluff up and manipulate the bed pillow into a shape you want, making it ideal for all types of sleepers.
Good for those who sleep on their side
Some people cannot sleep on their backs, others can only sleep on their sides, If you are the latter this bed pillow from Martha Stewart has been designed to support your neck and shoulders while you sleep.
Best for those who sleep on their stomach
Sleeping on your stomach requires a much softer pillow so that you do not wake up with a stiff neck. This one has a hypoallergenic synthetic down, and an inner pillow with antimicrobial properties. This is to stop any pesky germs being left on your bed pillow from your open mouth.
- BEAR PILLOW – $95
Good for keeping cool
The Bear Pillow is covered with a cool material and gusseted sides that give the sleeper increased airflow. Good for any type of sleeper thanks to the dimples and contours but particularly suited to those who sleep on their stomach and get hot in the night.
Good for multiple sleep positions in the night
Those of us who are a little fidgety in the night and move from one position to another will need a multi-tasking bed pillow like the Serta. Every side will support you as it contains memory gel and fiberfil. Not only that but some reviewers have credited it with curing their partner’s snoring.