With the introduction of memory foam, the once overlooked pillow is becoming a bedtime game changer. Memory foam is pliable enough to cradle your head and neck, contouring around you for custom support that lasts.
It's also dense enough to support your spine, promote joint health, and outlive typical pillow fills. Gaining better sleep and less pain can also affect your daily mood and overall health!
If you're feeling eager, there are things to consider before purchasing a pillow. Your sleep positions will determine foam density, shape, and type. Each of these can considerably change the restfulness you gain, so be picky!
Top 5: Memory Foam Pillows Review
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This adjustable pillow from Coop Home Goods is made from Certi-PUR US foam and bamboo byproducts. Shredded, gel-infused memory foam and siliconized poly-fil fiber provide support, all-over coolness, and adaptability without bunching. The foam fill is contained inside a breathable liner then encased in a removable, washable cover.
Pillows come in queen and king sizes and are the most expensive product on the list. Despite pricing, this one is well-received by side sleepers.
The downside to having a pillow with less density is that you must fluff the fill on tumble dry to reach maximum expansion. You may also find the amount of fill to be insufficient if you need more support. However, while it doesn't come with extra fill, the foam is accessible if you find that you'd prefer a lower loft.
This EPABO’s pre-contoured pillow is more for support than comfort as it offers quite the opposite of Coop. Available in a standard and queen with slight differences in thickness, this product is essentially built around the natural curvature of the head, neck, and shoulders when level.
It offers a foam that’s soft to touch with firm support. Love the density but not the loft? The foam is accessible through its inner liner and comes with a .8"-thick removable strip in the middle. Even after adjusting the loft, it may not be suitable if you prefer a soft fill or very low loft.
With a 70% success rate and a 4.3-star rating, this product is encased in a removable, washable rayon and polyester cover that helps you keep cool. It's designed to suit all sleepers at any position with total support.
As mentioned in its title, this Milemont Memory Foam Pillow uses Certi-PUR US foam fill inside of an inner liner and a removable, washable cover. The great thing here is that this is essentially 2 pillows in one as it offers a high end for side sleepers and a low end for back sleepers.
Though the back sleeping option appears to be too much of an incline for proper spinal alignment, 97% of Milemont customers approve this product. It comes in 1 size: standard. If you think 4 inches of loft is too high, you may not desire this option for your back sleeping needs.
Supportive, high density foam tends to retain heat that causes discomfort. Milemont aerates this pillow to allow airflow so you can enjoy maximum support without getting sweaty. If you prefer a solid foam block, this is your best budget option.
This SORMAG's queen-sized pillow consists of Certi-PUR US foam that is shredded for your convenience. Adjust the shape as you like, and access the fill through the inner liner to modify loftiness. A customizable pillow with a removable, washable rayon and polyester cover provides airflow and support for all sleeping positions.
This product comes with an excess amount of fill that many find to be a convenient overkill. You can take out as much as you'd like and hold onto the rest for later when the pillow begins to go flat years later. Just remember that removing fill doesn't change how dense it is, just how much loft is between you and the mattress.
This memory foam may be great for you if you want high density but less resistance.
Last but not east is Sleep Innovations's pre-contoured pillow. It comes in standard, queen, and travel size.. You can enjoy a comfortable night's sleep no matter where you go by obtaining the travel size that no one else offers!
This one is quite similar to that of Milemont in design. It's contoured to your natural curves with a high and low end for side and back sleeping. Being a single foam block, this product is not adjustable in shape or loftiness. It is, however, made of a low density foam for ultimate contour and softness.
It has the opposite effect of the EPABO pillow which is all support. This here is all comfort as it comes inside of a cotton case and is so soft that you're absorbed into the pillow.
Choosing the right memory foam pillow can be tough. On the one hand, you've got shredded poly-fil which allows you to shape the pillow as you please. You can also add or subtract as much as you'd like to adjust the loftiness and density. Adjustable fill, however, may move and disperse as you move during sleep.
If this happens, you could lose support and alignment through the night. This will place you right back where you began with neck, back, and shoulder pain. One suggestion if you still prefer an adjustable fill is to seek out a higher density to avoid any loss of support.
On the other hand, you've got the foam slab which is pre-contoured and measured to the shape and density you need. It doesn't shift or adjust because your neck needs constant comfort and support. Sleeping on a pre-contoured pillow does tend to restrict your ability to leave custom impressions.
There is nothing keeping adjustable foam from truly contouring to your body because it isn't pre-shaped. That can make a world of difference to someone with shorter or longer than average measurements.
Our top choice is SORMAG's Shredded Memory Foam Pillow. It's basically the more affordable version of Coop Home Goods's pillow. It isn't pre-cut or limited to form like numbers 2, 3, and 5. Rather, it's fully adjustable in every way and high density so it maintains support no matter how much is taken out or added in.
High density foam is more likely to resist flattening in time and keeps your head in position all night, so it's ultimately more effective than having a softer fill. It does have a slightly lower rating than Milemont, but it's more suitable if you want to manipulate your pillow or if you sleep on your stomach at times.
SORMAG is also the cheapest option and the second most successful product on our list! It suits any position and loft preference, and it's the perfect size. Being that you need higher density (firmness) if you have spinal pains, the foam in this pillow compared to, say, Sleep Innovations is best if you want your problem to be solved.
No matter what you prefer, keep in mind that you need something supportive. Whether you like soft or firm pillows, high or low loftiness, you should opt for a pillow that will cradle your pressure points and keep everything level no matter how you sleep.