The Best Pillow for Every Type of Sleeper
Whether you snooze like a princess who can detect a pea under 37 mattresses or a grizzly bear in hibernation, one thing’s for certain: The right pillow makes all the difference. Here, the best type for every kind of sleeper.
Best for Back Sleepers: Medium Support
Hey, Goldilocks—you need a pillow with ample support for your neck, but something that won’t will strain your head too high above your spine. Aim for an average-sized medium-support pillow, like the original Casper pillow, that will maintain its shape but is also soft to the touch.
Best for Stomach Sleepers: Slim and Soft
We’ve warned you about the adverse effects of sleeping on your front. But if you absolutely must face-plant onto your bed each night, make sure to enlist a thin, squishy pillow, like this Buffy Cloud Pillow, that won’t hyperextend your neck above your back.
Best for Side Sleepers: Firm
The optimal pillow has tons of support, keeps your neck and spine aligned, and creates a solid cradle for your head, like the Drift Scrumptious Side Sleeper Pillow. The extra support prevents you from tossing too much, and keeps your head stable and shoulders relaxed throughout the night.
Best for Every Position: Body Pillow
If you’re having trouble pinpointing your position, you probably toss and turn all night long. No problem—choose a foam bolster, like this Snuggle-Pedic Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Body Pillow, that adjusts to whatever pose you end up in.