We *covet* our beauty sleep. Like, SO much. And not just because it's essential to maintaining healthy minds and bodies but also because of Saturday mornings. Because brekkie in bed. And because pillow talk with our babes. For all these reasons (and many more), we think it's v. important to have our comfy bed sitch in order. Let's start by finding just the right kind of pillow, shall we? We searched high and low and found the best picks for whatever your sleepy priorities may be. Click through for our top pillows to rest your pretty little head on.
Love the environment *and* sleeping well? The Pillow of Health ($79) is made from medical-grade foam that is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and dust mite resistant *and* lasts much longer than regular memory foam (less pillow waste = less planet waste). Additionally, with each pillow purchase, one is given to a child with cancer.
Why We Love It: healthy, adjustable, moisture-wicking, 30-day free trial
The Downside: lack of neck support, filling migrates
The Royal Hotel Down Pillow ($170) is all kinds of luxurious and wonderful. With 750 fill power, this pick is a feather-lover's dream.
Why We Love It: heavyweight, v. fluff-able, great customer service
The Downside: pricey, can develop a musky odor over time
You'll sleep even better knowing that no birds were disturbed in the making of The Brooklinen Down Alternative Pillow ($59).
Why We Love It: 100 percent hypoallergenic microfiber fill, 400-thread count cotton casing, 60-night risk-free trial
The Downside: runs hot
If you love the feeling of *sinking* into your bed, then you're going to fall sleepy head over tired heels for the Tomorrow Memory Foam Pillow ($99). It leaves a lasting impression, literally.
Why We Love It: Duocore pillow technology with both a cool and warm side, 100-night risk-free trial
The Downside: off-gassing from memory foam
Are you prone to allergies and feeling sneezy? No problem. The Ultimate Essence of Bamboo Pillow ($25) offers the perf alternative to feather-fill. It features a soft, bamboo cover and hypoallergenic poly fiber fill that will help you doze undisturbed.
Why We Love It: affordable, machine washable, dust mite, mold, and mildew resistant
The Downside: can become lumpy and/or flat surprisingly fast
Looking for the biggest bang for your buck? The Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft-Shredded Pillow ($55) might just be IT.
Why We Love It: hypoallergenic, cooling, adjustable, washable, and affordable
The Downside: some side sleepers report that it's too flat
It's pretty much impossible to find a pillow that meets the needs of every type of sleeper. We took a swing at it anyway and picked the Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic Pillow ($50).
Why We Love It: money back guarantee, hypoallergenic, micro-vented, CertiPUR-US certified foam (guaranteeing that it's healthy and safe)
The Downside: not super easy to adjust
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