Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night’s rest, it’s all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head.
Finding the right pillow — as well as sleeping on the wrong one — can be a real pain in the neck. Ironically, choosing your perfect pillow can force you to sacrifice precious sleep as you peruse the far reaches of the internet in the night in search of the right one (we’ve all been there).
Here’s the good news: We’ve done the hard work for you. After hours of intensive research on a heap of reviews, ratings and testimonial
How We Chose the Best Bed Pillow
To find the best bed pillow on the market, we spent about 45 hours poring over every viable source we could think of. From third-party and customer reviews to sleep and health statistics, we covered all the bases.
The difficulty in any review like this one is that every person has a unique preference. For example, some people are side sleepers, while others sleep on their back, and there are specific types of pillows to facilitate each type of sleeper.
Yes, we know that some of you are stomach sleepers. However, this is considered unhealthy for the spine and, frankly, only seems like an efficient way to drool on your nice, new pillow.
Each person has not only a certain sleeping style, but also a preference of comfort and firmness. Some of you may like to sink your head into the clouds at night, while others want firm support for your neck and back.
While comfort is an essential component of sleep, we wanted to find a pillow that combined the best of both worlds. The Pacific Coast Double DownAround Firm (quite a mouthful), our pick for the best bed pillow, is technically two in one, offering both a comfortable cushion and firm support.
As with most things in life, we found that the most expensive option isn’t necessarily the best. You’d probably be healthier sleeping on the floor than dropping on a pillow that likely won’t ever live up to your expectations, and will cause financial strain.
The best option is a pillow that fits your sleeping style and firmness preference at a price that doesn’t punish your purse. We’ll dive into what gave our top pick the edge in our full review below. First, here’s a look at some other pillows that stood out from the crowd.