Finding the One for You

If you were to tell me that there were so many different types of pillows out there, I would have been the first person to call you a liar. But now that I am in the market searching for one these days, I am learning the ins and outs of the industry and the manufacturers that create them.


For those that are like me and not in the know on the keys to finding the perfect one, I was lucky enough to be able to ask my friends and colleagues to get more information on the best pillows available from each brand. I cannot imagine sleeping without a pillow, but there are some people that prefer this way of sleeping throughout the night. When you are deciding on what type of pillow to buy, remember the body frame, your sleeping style, the density and the height of your pillow. The following is a guide to aid you in selecting the perfect pillow for your bed.


Memory Foam

Memory Foam

For those that suffer from back and neck pain, memory foam pillows offer you the improved support and sleep comfort you need. These pillows are made of technologically advanced foam that users note is extremely supportive. Memory foam pillows also respond to your specific body temperature and mold naturally to the contours of your head shape and neck. With these pillows, you can relive those pressure points and align the spine. They are also available with gel surfaces that enhance comfort and coolness.




Latex pillows are biodegradable and renewable, made from rubber tree sap. they also have antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties that help keep mildew, mold, and dust mites at bay. Spinal alignment is corrected and pressure points relieved with latex pillow, and they are available in a low or high profile.


Talalay Latex

Talalay Latex

Talalay is regarded as the best latex available on the market today, with excellent pin core ventilation, greater durability, and improved rebound qualities. It maintains a consistent feel far longer than any other types of latex. This type of latex provides excellent pressure relief and support for both the head and the neck, plus it is available with gel infusions for added coolness and comes in contour and standard profiles.




Polyester is the easiest pillow types to care for as it consists of synthetic fiber, is hypoallergenic, budget-friendly, and machine washable for added support and comfort. Users note that polyester pillows always have a comfortable, low shape, making them ideal for those tummy sleepers out there. They are available in three levels of comfort – medium, soft, or firm.




With hypoallergenic properties, microfiber pillows make an excellent choice as they are machine washable and provide great comfort for an attractive price.


Feather and Down


Featuring a naturally soft and luxurious fill, feather and down pillows are gentle for both the neck and head and mold into whatever shape you prefer.


Final Tips


Always use a great pillow protector that creates a barrier between the pillow and you as this keeps stains, sweat, and dust at bay.