We spend a third of our life sleeping. So, choosing the best pillows for side, back, and stomach sleepers for great sleep is important. Did you know that 20% of your sleeping area is your pillow? You will want to buy the correct pillow for your comfort and you might not even realize your existing pillow is causing you to lose sleep because you are not relaxing when you sleep. You need to support your neck, shoulders, and spine with your head being the major concern to contour to this area of your body. You want to fill in the space from the bed to your shoulders, you also want to have your head feel embraced by your pillow.
Many people prefer sleeping on their sides. Many others prefer their back or stomach, and others prefer all methods for sleep. Your foremost concern would be to consider how well your neck and spine are aligned and supported, not only for comfort but for no stiffness or backaches when you wake up the next morning. The standard pillow size is 20 inches by 26 inches.
Top 12 Best Pillows for Side, Back, and Stomach Sleepers
COOP HOME GOODS® Adjustable Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Viscose Rayon Cover Derived from Bamboo, Queen
The COOP HOME GOODS® pillow is made in the USA. This pillow is wonderful for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. The removable protective case is 60% polyester, and 40% rayon made from bamboo, is zippered, and will fit well into your queen-size pillow cases. This pillow is a top seller on Amazon.com®. The memory foam mix provides you with the comfort you seek and the shape will never go flat. You can wash the pillow cover in your clothes washer gently and put it in the dryer on low heat to keep it from shrinking. The instructions state that you can wash the entire pillow, so the suggestion is to read how to do this in your booklet. The pillows are dust mite-resistant and hypoallergenic for those with allergies. Add or remove foam to have it feel the way you like it. This pillow is good for all sleep positions. This pillow allows greater ventilation and promotes proper alignment allowing deeper sleep through the night.
These pillows are certiPUR-US® certified foam. This type of foam keeps you cool all night long, never becoming hot or sweaty. Keep the CertiPurè
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The foam used in this pillow is made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“TRIS”) flame retardants, ozone depleters, formaldehyde, mercury, lead, and heavy metals, no CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and is low in VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 ppm). The pillow is made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Safety Product Commission and is made with CertiPUR-US® certified foam. The 16 CFR 1633 standards for flammability give you freedom from worries when you are asleep.
The dimensions for the queen pillow are 18- x 12- x 3-inches and weighs 3.5 pounds each.
Note: Please check the “sold by” seller name on Amazon.com®. Only COOP HOME GOODS® products sold by Marlow’s Mercantile are guaranteed genuine. If you order from a different seller and/or pillows are not made in the USA, do not have COOP HOME GOODS® embroidered on the fabric, or COOP HOME GOODS® on the Law Label, please contact Amazon and advise them immediately.
The COOP HOME GOODS® pillow is guaranteed that you will love it or you can return it within 30 days for a refund. Keep your receipts, packing material, and box. You will have a 5-year Limited Warranty on the pillow and a User’s Manual with your pillow.
Snuggle-Pedic™ Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Covering, Queen
The Snuggle-Pedic™ Bamboo pillow never goes flat and is made in the USA using Eco-Friendly 5-pound density Biogreen® and CertiPUR-US® certified foam. The materials and shape follow your body shape and this orthopedic pillow supports your neck and is great for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. This is a best-selling pillow. Relief-Mart, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Snuggle-Pedic™ pillow.
The Snuggle-Pedic™ dense memory foam and polyurethane resist dust mites naturally, and it is rolled and vacuum sealed for shipping to you. If you have feather allergies, then this is the pillow for you because it uses no down or feathers. The high-end shredded memory foam is not too heavy and is hypoallergenic with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 ppm). The pillows are made in Westlake Village, California, USA. The pillow is soft and fluffy making it a top seller in the marketplace. You will not be hot and sweaty while you are asleep because you will stay cool with this pillow with the soft and comfortable Kool-Flow™ micro-vented bamboo cover that breathes keeping you cool. There are no flame retardants in this pillow.
The cover is made from rayon made from natural bamboo from viscose and polyester. You might have a new foam smell but it will go away in a few days. The pillow does not have a zippered protector over it and does not need one. The pillows are washable and become more cuddly and soft after a few washings. Wash in cold water on a gentle cycle and use low heat in the dryer for 20 minutes. Purchase a pillowcase to keep it fresh and clean.
The queen size dimensions are 17- x 5.9- x 5.8 inches and weighs 3.2 pounds each.
You will receive a User’s Manual and a 90-day sleep trial warranty with a no-hassle refund guarantee and free exchanges. You can have a pillow customized to your specifications if you are not happy with what you bought. Snuggle-Pedic™ is an industry leader with its 20-year Warranty!
Mastertex® Five Star Pillow Down Alternative Pillow, Super Standard
The Five Star pillow manufactured by Mastertex®, Inc., a family-owned, privately held corporation established and registered in New York state in 2009, is headquartered in New Windsor, New York, USA. The Five Star Collection down alternative pillow is made of 100% mercerized cotton for its cover with a window pane jacquard pattern. The super standard size is 20- x 26- x 1.5-inches. The fiber fill is as soft as down or feathers while being firm. The gusset is 1.5 inches for maximum loft.
The pillow is 100% hypoallergenic microfiber fill to give you firm support. It is comfortable for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. The shell is a 300-thread count. The pillow does not generate heat so you will stay cool all night. There are no PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) or flame retardants in the pillow.
The pillow is machine washable on a cold gentle cycle and low dryer heat; the filler will not lump up. Use a big front-loading washer or take it to the dry cleaners.
The standard size dimensions are 24- x 16- x 7- inches and weighs 3 pounds.
You will receive a User’s Manual and a 1-year Limited Warranty. The pillow is made in China.
Good Life Essentials Hotel Collection Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Bamboo Cover, Queen
The Good Life Essentials memory foam pillow uses shredded foam for a soft and comfortable pillow that is made in the USA. The 50% natural bamboo and 50% polyester outer cover keeps the pillow cool so that you do not sleep hot. When you are not hot, you don’t sweat and sleep more deeply. The pillow supports your neck and is great for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back.
The best pillow is made with CertiPUR-US® certified foam. It is dust mite impervious and hypoallergenic. Your head will be cuddled gently with the shredded memory foam that aligns your spine and neck for no turning and tossing all night. When your pillow has shredded memory foam rather than a big block of molded memory foam, you will experience the additional air circulation that ultimately keeps you cool. The small pieces of shredded foam allow you to fluff up the pillow for the best comfort you like. The pillow even helps to stop snoring.
The entire pillow is washable on a gentle cycle with cold water. It will never become flat and limp. Tumble dry on low heat until completely dry and fluff up.
The dimensions are 17- x 28- x 6 inches and it weighs 3.1 pounds each.
You will receive a User’s Manual and a 5-year Warranty.
SleepBetter® Iso•Cool® Memory Foam Pillow Gusseted Side Sleeper, Standard
SleepBetter® was created by Carpenter® Company of Richmond, Virginia, USA, and has been manufacturing comfort since 1948. The Iso•Cool® Collection highlights its Outlast® Adaptive Comfort® material that assists with keeping you cooler while you sleep. The Outlast® has microscopic PCM (Phase Change Material) beads that detect when your body’s temperature is too cool or warm. If you become too hot, the beads release heat, and when too warm absorb heat. When you are comfortable, not overheated, and sweating, you will not toss and turn to sleep all night long. Its 100% visco-elastic memory foam Active Air Technology™ will give you 400% more airflow to stay cooler. It is solid foam not shredded. If you have allergies, put a silk pillowcase over it or purchase a case made specifically for allergy sufferers.
The pillow covering is 100% cotton with a 300-thread count making it very sturdy and lasting. It too contains the same materials for regulating your body’s temperature while you sleep. The cover is zippered and removable being washable in cold water on the gentle cycle and dried on low heat to prevent shrinkage. The foam must be spot cleaned with detergent and water; it cannot go into a washer without being destroyed.
The memory foam is soft, and the insert support (gusset) extension enhances side sleepers’ comfort. Back sleepers find they sleep all night with this pillow. Stomach sleepers might find it too firm. You can use a pillow case and it will not interfere with its cooling function. If you have a new smell odor, let it air out for a few days. You might also put in the dryer with fragranced dryer sheets.
The standard size dimensions are 22- x 16- x 4-inches thick. It arrives at 2-inches thick but will relax after a few hours of decompression from vacuum packing. Each pillow weighs 5.4 pounds.
Gift-wrapping is available for loved ones and friends. You will receive a User’s Manual and a 15-year manufacturer’s Warranty. SleepBetter® and Iso•Cool® are the registered trademarks of Carpenter® Company. The pillow is made in the USA and imported. The cover is made in China, and the foam filler is made in the USA where the pillow is manufactured in Indiana, USA.
Z® by MALOUF® 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillows
The Z® by MALOUF® 100% Natural Talalay Latex Zoned Pillow comes in standard, queen, and king sizes. The pillow is perfect for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. The company was established by Sam and Kacie Malouf when they desired affordable and upscale bedding for consumers.
The Z® pillows are available in 4 styles high-loft firm, high-loft plush, low-loft firm, and low-loft plush. This will give side and back sleepers the firm density they crave. No synthetic chemical additives are used in these pillows made from 100% pure natural Talalay latex. No flame retardants are used and the pillows comply with California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The process for manufacturing the pillows is eco-friendly using latex from managed rubber trees.
Talalay® is a manufacturing process for fabricating soft and firm support that breathes. It is dust mite-resistant and is hypoallergenic. If you suffer from asthma and allergies, this type of latex is the best for you, staying cool and never getting hot. The latex resists mildew, is antimicrobial, and breathes. Your head will be cuddled keeping your neck and spine in alignment while you sleep.
The uniformity of the foam will provide pressure relief with the zoned technology. With the small holes in the back and the large holes in the front for aeration, you will sustain your body’s temperature all night through. The embossed zippered cover made of velour is soft to the touch and is made of 25% rayon derived from bamboo plus 75% polyester. The cover can be removed and washed on a cold gentle cycle. You can also add a pillowcase to keep it clean.
In 2014 Malouf® was awarded first place in packaging design. They were awarded many honorable mentions at the Eighth International Design Awards when they received the Gold award for their creative styles.
Gift-wrapping is available for someone you care about. The pillow comes with a User’s Manual, and a 5-year Limited Warranty covering materials and workmanship. The pillows are made in China.
Classic Brands Conforma Memory Foam Pillow, Queen
The Classic Brands pressure-relieving ventilated memory foam pillow resists dust mites and is hypoallergenic, resisting bacteria, and mold. The soft velour zippered cover is an 80% cotton and 20% polyester blend and is removable and washable as stated in the instructions. It will fit a queen-size pillowcase if you want to keep the cover clean. The pillow will cuddle your neck, shoulders, and head letting your spine and neck stay aligned all night while you sleep. The pillow is ventilated providing you with coolness with the foam’s Cool Sleep Technology methods.
The pillow was designed for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. The visco elastic memory foam is sensitive to temperature and will sense yours keeping you cool all night while you sleep. The pillow is softer than firm yet has a medium-firm feel when you sleep on it. Being breathable, you will not feel hot and sweaty. The memory foam has an open-cell structure to relieve pressure with increased airflow.
The pillow adheres to Intertek testing meeting regulations and consumer demands for textile products. This ensures that your products are safe and of excellent quality. The foam is certified flexible polyurethane and is PBDE-free—polybrominated diphenyl ethers are flame retardants and are not used in this pillow.
The queen dimensions are 27-inches long x 16-inches wide x 4.5-inches thick and each pillow weighs 4.8 pounds.
Gift wrapping is available for friends and family. You will receive a User’s Manual and a 3-year Warranty. The customer service is 5-star rated at Classic Brands. The pillows are made in China and the cover is made in the USA.
SleepBetter® Beyond Down® Gel Fiber Side Sleeper Pillow, King
SleepBetter® was created by Carpenter® Company of Richmond, Virginia, USA, and has been manufacturing comfort since 1948.
The Beyond Down® products are very fine polyester micro denier fibers that simulate goose down perfect for your good night’s sleep. The 600-fill power gives you the sensation of pure goose down. You will have that squishy, comfy feel from real feathers but not the allergies if you suffer from that with no odor or dust. The cover is 100% cotton with a 300-thread count for hard-wearing. Side sleepers will love the 4.5-inch gusset with double corded edge threads. However, let it be known to you that the pillow is wonderful for all sleep positions—side, stomach, and back. These pillows feel extravagant and provide lavish comfort. The fibers never bunch up, or go flat—they maintain their shape and you get to fluff and scrunch them as you like for your personal comfort.
The pillow is hypoallergenic and resists nasty dust mites. The zippered cover is machine washable on a gentle cycle with cold water. Put in the dryer on low heat so it will not shrink. You can also put it into a king pillowcase to keep it extra clean. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning the pillow itself.
The dimensions for the king size pillow are 20- x 36- x 4.5-inches and each pillow weighs 3.5 pounds.
Gift-wrapping is available for loved ones and friends. You will receive a User’s Manual and a 15-year manufacturer’s Warranty. SleepBetter® and Beyond Down® are the registered trademarks of Carpenter® Company. The pillow is made in the USA and imported. The cover is made in China, and the foam filler is made in the USA where the pillow is manufactured in Indiana, USA.
Mediflow® Original Waterbase® Pillow
The Mediflow® pillow is therapeutic for restoring your energy, calming your daily stress, and you will even look better with a good night’s sleep. It is a top selling pillow for improving your sleep quality while reducing headaches and neck pain and keeping your spine aligned. This orthopedic pillow improves sleep over all other pillows in the marketplace and is latex-free.
The Waterbase® pillow is made of DuPont® polyester fiber filling top layer that is hypoallergenic enhanced with a water pouch that is easy to fill with tap water. The water gives you comfort beyond your wildest dreams to eliminate turning and tossing all night. When you add water to the water bladder, you can adjust the support and comfort level the way you like it. If you want your pillow soft, medium, or firm, you control that with the water input that you do. Tailor your pillow to your specific needs and comfort level for good uninterrupted sleep. People using a C-PAP machine will love this pillow.
For Soft comfort use water: 60-80 oz. (or 2 qt.)
For Medium use water: 80-100 oz. (or 3 qt.)
Firm comfort use water: 100-130 oz. (or 4-5 qt.)
Some people can hear the water gurgling and sloshing. If you like to sleep on your stomach, simply add less water. The water will by design adjust as you move when you sleep. If you remove all the air from the bladder, the water should stop sloshing. The bladder side goes down.
The 200-thread count cotton cover is washable per the instructions that accompany the pillow.
The dimensions are 28- x 20- x 4.5-inches thick and each pillow weighs 10 to 15 pounds.
Gift-wrapping is available. You will receive a User’s Manual and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, with a 2-year Warranty against defects. The pillow is made in the USA.
Core Products® Tri-Core® Standard Support
The Core Products® best-selling orthopedic pillow rids you of neck pain and keeps your spine aligned keeping your neck naturally positioned. The pillow fiber cover is 50% cotton and 50% polyester and breathes to keep you cool while being soft on your face. It fits a standard-size pillow case that is 24-inches long x 16 inches tall. The center shaped like a trapezoid offers orthopedic benefits supporting your neck and cuddling your head.
The 2 lobes are sized differently for a better fit for people of varying sizes. The side lobes are taller for when sleeping on your side. The pillow is strong and tough springing back to its original shape after your head has compressed it. It is a durable pillow that provides you with extraordinary comfort. Back sleepers can put their head in the center for correct spinal alignment.
This pillow is recommended by doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. It is good for side and back sleepers but not stomach sleepers.
Hand washing and drying is recommended. Simply soak in warm water and detergent and squish rinsing out with cool water then press it dry with your hands. Let it drip dry flat on a thick bath towel. If you hang it to dry, the material inside will slip to the bottom. Punch it when dry on the diagonals and it will re-fluff for you.
For newbies to cervical support pillows, it might take a few nights to adjust to the design that will eventually support the top (cervical) spine at the neck. The Standard Tri-Core® or the Gentle Tri-Core® with less height due to less fiber content might fit more comfortably for you.
The dimensions are Tri-Core® Full size 24×16-inches; Midsized (Mid-Core) 22×15-inches and Petite-Core 19×12-inches.
Gift-wrapping is available. You will receive a User’s Manual and a 90-day satisfaction guarantee, with a 1-year Warranty against defects. The pillow is made in the USA.
Sleep Innovations® Contour Memory Foam Pillow, Standard
The Sleep Innovations® therapeutic support pillow offers you a top-quality underpinning for your spine alignment. You will have less pain and stiffness when you wake up using this memory foam pillow. Select from a low-loft or high-loft contoured pillow to have the comfort the way you like it for therapeutic benefits. It will hold its shape and feel medium firm for your neck and head. This pillow is good for back and side sleeper positions. The pillow is hypoallergenic and is covered with a zippered soft white velour terry cloth that can be removed to clean. Wipe down the foam with soap and water then dry. The pillow is made of 100% polyurethane foam and is latex-free.
Choose either the high or low-contoured end for the support that gives you the best feel. The orthopedic-designed pillow is good for your spine and relieves snoring, insomnia, and stress. When your body weight is distributed evenly on your bed, circulation will improve.
The dimensions for the standard-size pillow are 20.8 x 14.2 x 4.8 inches and weighs about 4 pounds.
The rolled part is 4-1/4-inches down to 3-inches in the center and back up to 5-1/4-inches on the taller side.
Gift wrapping is available for your loved ones. The pillow comes with a User’s Manual and comes with a 5-year Limited Warranty. The pillow is made in the USA.
Perfect Fit® Extra Firm Density Sidewall Pillow, Queen
The Perfect Fit®, 233-thread count sidewall pillow is a 2-pack purchase in white. It is 100% cotton with 2-inch gusset sidewalls that are quilted for the side sleeper. The cover breathes to keep you cool and comfortable and the pillow is machine washable. There is no separate zippered cover over the pillow. You might want to put the pillow in a pillowcase to keep it clean and fresh.
For extra strength, the corded edges are reinforced. The Slumbersoft polyester fiber is hypoallergenic resisting dust mites and keeps its lofty feel. The instructions state that you can wash both pillows together for balance in a front-loading washer. Agitator washers will destroy these.
If you are a stomach or back sleeper, Perfect Fit® has the pillow just for your favorite sleep style. The medium density with a 1-inch green sidewall has 24-ounces of fill for stomach sleepers. The firm density with a 1.5-inch blue sidewall has 26-ounces of fill perfect for back sleepers. The extra-firm density with a 2-inch purple sidewall has 29-inches of fill for side sleepers.
The dimensions for the queen size are 20-inches tall x 30-inches wide and weighs 4.5 pounds.
Gift-wrapping is available for your loved ones. The pillow comes with a User’s Manual and a 5-year Limited Warranty. The pillow filling is made in China and the pillow is assembled in the USA.
We hope you have a better sense of the pillows. Read customer reviews to see what others say about their experience with any of these pillows. Your budget must be taken into consideration with some of the high-end pillows. Be sure to look for a Warranty and excellent customer service. Happy shopping and comfortable sleeping!