If you’re looking for the best memory foam pillow, you have lots of choices. The list below breaks down the best memory foam pillow into categories. The first memory foam pillows were a solid dense foam block not all that much different from the mattress. Eventually contouring was introduced for neck support. Today, these pillows are made to feel more like traditional down pillows but with some key advantages. Cooling gel, phase change covers, shredded foam and Tencel are just some of the new technologies in memory foam that give you much better comfort.
Best Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
Nest Easy Breather Pillow $95
The Easy Breather Pillow from Nest Bedding is made of a blend of shredded foam and fiber. This gives the pillow a traditional down pillow feel and weight. The cover is very breathable and elastic so that it works with the filling inside. These pillow are stuffed very generously to accommodate side sleepers but what set’s them apart is that they have a zipper where you can take out the filling until you get just the right amount of loft. This is a huge benefit to stomach and back sleepers where having less loft is ideal. This pillow is extremely popular and gets rave reviews.
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Best Performance Memory Foam Pillow
Acitve X Pillow by Nest Bedding $129
The Active X Pillow from Nest Bedding is similar to the Easy Breather in that it has a zipper that allows you to customize the fill. Instead of a baffled edge like the Easy Breather, this has a knife edge that gives it a sleeker look. What sets this pillow apart is the cover that has a phase change material to keep your head cool. The fabric is cool to the touch and feel great when you lie down. This pillow is an excellent choice for hot sleepers. It’s currently what I am sleeping on when I’m not reviewing other pillows.
Best Memory Foam Pillow for the Money
Aliso Pillow $25
The Aliso pillow from Brentwood Home is the best pillow you can buy for under $30. It is made with shredded memory foam and has a stretchy bamboo cover that will keep you cool. The pillow is filled to the perfect amount that makes it a great fit for just about any type of sleeper including stomach sleepers. This pillow gives you excellent support and is super cuddly. Because Brentwood Home owns their own factory, they can create awesome products at extremely competitive prices. There’s no sacrificing in quality with this pillow and the foam is not too hard or soft. There are dozens of shredded foam pillows to choose from on Amazon but they often are over stuffed or incorporate pieces of inferior foam.
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Over the past few years, more mattresses are incorporating foam into their construction. The reason being is that memory foam is a such a wonderful material for pressure relief. This same trend is occuring with pillows which is sparking new innovation and upping the comfort game. These memory foam pillows are the best of hundreds that I have tried.
Best Solid Memory Foam Pillow
Zoned Dough Pillow by Malouf $67.99
The Malouf Zoned Dough pillows are extra squishy and breathable. They use a less dense foam than many of the solid foam pillows being sold. In addition to feel, they have also incorporated scents to help you fall asleep. Their lavender infused pillow comes with an all natural lavender spray with lavender harvested in Utah. You can spray the pillow to your liking then cover it as usual. The pillow will emit a subtle lavender scent to help you fall asleep and keep you bedroom smelling wonderful. These pillows will have broad appeal to all types of sleepers and would make an excellent guest room pillow to give your visitors a 5 star luxury sleep experience.
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Most Talked About Memory Foam PiIllow
My Pillow $49.95
When it comes to the My Pillow people either love it or hate it. While I’m not impressed with the marketing gimmicks and neither is the Better Business Bureau, there’s no denying that the My Pillow has a unique feel. The foam used in the My Pillow is more of a traditional foam than a memory foam but because it is cut into tiny pieces, they collapse and provide excellent support. The pillow is also very breathable because of this. The My Pillow is also washable which is something you can’t do with most memory foam pillows.
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If you have never tried a memory foam pillow or have been turned off by them from a bad experience with an older generation memory foam pillow, it’s time to give memory foam a second chance. Foam has really come a long ways in the past 5 years and I expect even more improvements down the road.
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