The Best Pillows For Sleep… And Pillow Fights?

Everyone loves pillow fights! But how do you increase your enjoyment in these friendly fights! By making sure the pillows we have in our bedrooms are absolutely firm and soft and fluffy. But finding the perfect pillow is not as easy as we would have liked. We all wish it was easier. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of pillows out there for us to choose from. For starters, there are more than ten types of pillows and each has its pros and cons. Just to name a few, we have body pillow, memory foam, contour pillow, latex pillow and water pillow. Sure, we could always be less picky and just choose any good ones. But what makes a pillow good? Or what makes a pillow great and deserving of a mention here? What makes a pillow stand out from the others? Is it specifically made for people with neck pain, people who sleep on their back, or people who sleep on their sides? So many questions and yet not many can answer these well enough. Don’t worry though, as we the experts will guide you on this journey.

The term ‘memory foam’ is no longer alien to us. In fact, memory foam pillows are among the best sellers of all time. Since memory foam’s introduction about four to five decades ago, it was used in many things, including in mattresses and pillows. Memory foam pillows molds to the head’s shape and provide comfort and good support to your head. It has its owns, however. Among others, it may sometimes trap body heat and may be a bit less comfortable during the summer.


Priced around $50 a piece is the very well-liked Adjustable Shredded Memory Foam Pillow by Coop Home Goods. This is easily one of our favorite pillows and in our humble opinion, it beats all its rivals. For you stomach sleepers out there though, memory foam pillows tend to be a little too firm and may cause you to wake up with a stiff neck because your head will be tilted upwards unnaturally throughout the whole night. This memory foam pillow is perfectly suitable for both back and side sleepers however. In fact, we believe that this is the ultimate side sleeper pillow. Made of premium prime memory foam along with premium fabrics and premium zippers, it comes as no surprise at all that this tops our list of pillows that are excellent for most people (whether back or side sleepers – just not stomach sleepers). This also comes with CertiPUR-US Certified foam which is an added bonus to an already excellent piece. Also known to be dust mite resistant and has a 5-year warranty, you will not need to think further when considering to invest in a pillow. With a 30-day ‘no questions asked’ return policy, this is THE pillow for everyone!

sleep-innovations-contour-pillowAnother best seller is Sleep Innovations Contour Memory Foam Pillow which is priced very reasonably at only around $20 per piece. This pillow is made from 100% cotton and is advertised as neck, shoulder and back pain relief. This pillow also comes with a 5-year warranty, albeit it being a limited manufacturer warranty. However, at only $20 per piece, your decision to purchase this can be easily justified. In case you are wondering, Sleep Innovations has studied and researched on pillow for more than 20 years! So you can rest assured that they know what is best for their customers.



In the middle price range and yet another best seller is PharMeDoc Memory Foam Pillow. Priced at around $35 a piece, this baby is wonderfully engineered to eliminate body heat. A friend I know heats up when she sleeps and after she replaced her old pillow with this memory foam pillow, she never looked back. Made with premium quality and is hypoallergenic, this pillow makes our list for top pillows. Several customers even expressed not having to toss and turn anymore to get relaxed.

If you are looking for an alternative to a pillow which helps reduce heat, you may try water pillow which is a pillow filled substantially with water. The water helps cool temperature and gives firmer support than a memory foam pillow but does not give as much flexibility or comfort as a memory foam pillow. Mediflow Original Waterbase Pillow does the job well enough and is highly recommended. It is known to also help reduce neck pain and reduces sleep interruptions. It too has a 30-day guarantee and a 1 year defects warranty which would give good assurance to the customers. Johns Hopkins University ranks this pillow as the best of all tested pillows in a clinical study.

All in all, the above mentioned pillows do more than sufficiently serve its purpose; the companies manufacturing these pillow go the extra mile – to make your every night a good night.