best pillow for side sleeperBest Pillow For Side Sleepers

Whilst experts are in agreement that generally it’s best to sleep on your back as it’s easier on the head, neck and spine, some people naturally sleep on their side. In addition, it’s also beneficial for those who suffer from sleep apnea, those with neck and back pain and for pregnant women.

However, there are some possible side effects to sleeping on your side so choosing the best pillow to suit your sleep style will help to ensure you get a good night sleep.

TOP RATED & BEST PILLOW FOR SIDE SLEEPERS REVIEW

SLEEP BETTER ISO-COOL MEMORY FOAM PILLOW

 

best pillow for side sleepers

HIGHLIGHTS:

60% Polyester 40% Bamboo

Hypoallergenic & dust mite resistant

Machine washable

5 Year Warranty

Ideal for all sleep positions

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SLEEP BETTER ISO-COOL MEMORY FOAM PILLOW Review

ISO-COOL MEMORY FOAM PILLOWSleep Betters’ Iso-Cool memory foam pillow is available in three varieties to suit your sleep style; contour, standard and gusseted for the side sleeper. It’s 100% cotton and made in the USA which is a good thing as manufacturing standards are high.

It features a clever technology that keeps you cool or warm, depending on your actual body temperature; if your body temperature is too cool, the microscopic phase change material (PCM) sense this and release heat to warm you up. If you’re body temperature is too warm, again, the pillow senses this and instead the PCM absorbs heat to cool you down. It’s really very clever and works well, to a certain extent. Don’t expect this to feel like it has built air conditioning ducts, but for helping to regulate normal temperatures in normal conditions, it’s great.

In terms of size, it’s a regular sized pillow at about 22 inches wide, but it’s only 2 inches thick. There are reports of users finding this pillow overly hard, but it seems this is intended and that once you rest your head on the pillow, the visco elastic foam softens to the shape of your head to allow good support without the need to regularly move. This foam combined with the gusseted design makes it perfect for side sleepers who want good support and comfort and user reviews suggest this is exactly what it does! To top it off, the cover is hypoallergenic, machine washable and the pillow comes with a 15 year warranty.

SHREDDED MEMORY FOAM PILLOW WITH STAY COOL BAMBOO COVER

 

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Stay Cool Bamboo Cover

HIGHLIGHTS:

Made in the USA

Machine Washable

Bamboo cover keeps pillow cool

Hypoallergenic & Dust Mite Resistant

Proper alignment reduce tossing & turning

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Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

Moving on to the second review product, Good Life Essentials’, shredded memory foam pillow. It’s available in three different sizes – Queen, King and Standard – the standard sized pillow measures in at 12”x20” and is made in the USA with Certi-Pur foam which is fully machine washable.

Whilst it’s not specifically designed for side sleepers, the shredded foam design allows each kind of sleeper to find the perfect angle and promotes correct alignment of the head, neck and spine, to help avoid aches, pains and injuries due to sleeping in bad positions but also to reduce tossing and turning. To aid this, the 50% bamboo cover helps to keep the pillow cool which is important if you’re hot and bothered, you’re not sleeping well. Staying cool results in deeper sleep so you feel more rested the following day.

It isn’t quite as clever as the phase change material in the previous reviewed pillow, but it’s sufficient. It’s hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant too, which is important for allergy sufferers. Shredded memory foam pillows are great as they allow you to find the perfect position, unlike expensive down filled pillows that flatten quickly. This pillow comes with a 5 year warranty and the manufacturer claim that it will never go flat.

BEYOND DOWN GEL FIBER SIDE SLEEPER PILLOW, KING SIZE

side sleepers pillow

HIGHLIGHTS:

100% Cotton

300TC 100% cotton cover

Double needle corded edges

Filled with luxurious micro denier gel fiber

Hypoallergenic; Machine washable

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Beyond Down Gel Fiber Side Sleeper Pillow Review

Now this is a big pillow; 32”x12”x5”. Again, the outer cover is made with 300 thread count 100% cotton in the USA. Construction is very good with the double needled edges that will aid in durability. Whilst technically it’s machine washable, you might need a big washing machine to fit it inside and this is something to keep in mind.

It’s filled with a gel fibre that is very soft, so during the night the material will shape to your head. In other words, your head will sink into the pillow, which is great if you’re a back sleeper. If you’re a side sleeper, though, perhaps it’s not the best option and you can feel like you’re being smothered as your head sinks deep into the pillow and is surrounded on either side!

There’s not much more to say about this pillow and that really is the bottom line. It’s supremely soft, so if soft is what you’re looking for, end your search and buy this! If what you’re looking for is support, or a mix of the two, then this probably isn’t for you.

BEYOND DOWN GEL FIBER SIDE SLEEPER PILLOW, KING SIZE

V Boomerang Shaped- Premium Neck and Back Pillow

HIGHLIGHTS:

100% Cotton

300TC 100% cotton cover

Double needle corded edges

Filled with luxurious micro denier gel fiber

Hypoallergenic; Machine washable

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V Boomerang Shaped Premium Neck and Back Pillow Review

Finally, moving on to the V shaped boomerang pillow from Web Linens Inc. It’s a non-standard size and shaped pillow that’s perfect for those that sleep on their side which differs to the other products reviewed, not only in its size and shape, but in its filling. It isn’t memory foam or gel like the others, rather it uses traditional filling materials. 100% polyester fibres, to be exact.

Looking for the perfect combination of comfort and support is how most people search for a pillow, but it seems the shape is often overlooked, especially for those that sleep on their side. Not only does this pillow relieve neck pressure by raising your head in line with your neck and spine, it also corrects your sleep posture because of the way it’s shaped and gives support to your back with the other edge.

Fully machine washable and with a cover that is made of soft microfiber, it’s a great pillow for the side sleepers amongst us!

 

Conclusion

There’s a clear winner here, simply because of its shape and the way it provides support for side sleepers. Whilst it doesn’t employ special technology to regulate heat like the ISO-Cool memory foam pillow or offer a long warranty period, nor does it use memory foam or gel fillings like the Beyond Gel and Shredded Memory Foam pillows, it the cheapest of the bunch at just over $25 and is by far the most comfortable for side sleepers. Look no further!