Best Memory Foam Pillow to Buy in 2024

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Treating yourself with the right pillow is like kissing your sleeping issues away. After all-day-long work, we expect to indulge in 8 hours of sleep to renew our strength for the next day. The most delicate issue is that if you pick a pillow that doesn't fit your demands, it could produce an entire night of sleepless tossing and turning due to discomfort. So the trick here is to find that ideal pillow.

Pillows come in different kinds, making it daunting to make a choice. Have you considered the memory foam pillows? If you have, lucky you! You have come to the right place. This article will discuss 5 memory foam pillows, why you should prefer them, what you should avoid and some factors that you must consider before making a purchase.

1. Best Overall: Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

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If you are looking forward to enjoying a good night of sleeping undisturbed, you should get this memory foam pillow from Coop Home Goods.

Many companies use recycled foam scraps to fill their pillows, but that is not the case with this one. The company produces fresh memory foam to fill each pillow they make, and it guarantees you quality over other pillows. What is even better is that every pillow comes with a bag of extra fill for users who want a higher loft. If you require a lower loft, you can simply remove some filling to suit you. It is a pillow that takes care of types of sleepers, even snorers.

This pillow is ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers. It is made with excellent quality memory foam, which is CertiPUR-US, and GREENGUARD Gold certified to guarantee you comfort and safety.

It is also approved as cruelty-free and vegan, so you don't have to worry for a second that any animal was harmed at any stage of production.

The pillow's cover is another great feature of this pillow. You obviously want a comfortable and safe cover because it is the one part of the pillow you will use the most. This Coop Home Goods pillow comes with a cover made with 40% proprietary Lulltra fabric, which is an excellent blend of bamboo and 60% polyester to make it breathable and soft. It is an essential feature if you are prone to allergies because you will suffer none sleeping on this cover.

Pros:

  • Ideal for all types of sleepers.
  • Adjustable memory foam fill.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold certified.
  • Dust-resistant and hypoallergenic cover.
  • 5-year warranty from the manufacturer.
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Machine washable fill and cover.
  • 100-day return policy if you don't love it.

Cons:

  • Quite pricey.
  • Adjusting fill can be a bit messy.

2. Best on Budget: WEEKENDER Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow 

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Maybe you've spent so much on pillows you've actually given up, but you still want a new memory foam pillow for better sleep. Look no further than this one from Weekender!

The pillow is CertiPUR US approved, so you won't be concerned about your safety. It's a very soft and supportive pillow with a patented design for maximum comfort and proper air circulation every night.

While the pillow is ideal for all sleepers, it is significantly better for side sleepers who like their hand beneath the pillow.

This pillow comes with a machine washable cover and has three models you can get for the whole family; standard, queen's, and king's pillow.

Pros:

  • CertiPUR US certified to guarantee safety.
  • Comes in three sizes for the whole family.
  • Ideal for all types of sleepers.
  • Machine washable cover.
  • Relatively affordable.
  • Soft and supportive.
  • Ideal for sleepers with neck pain.
  • 3-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Cons:

  • It has a memory foam smell when new.
  • It can be very firm when new.

3. Best Ergonomic: Viewatar Shredded Memory Foam Pillows Queen Size Set Of 2

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If you prefer a pillow that is soft and adjustable, the Viewstar Shredded Memory Foam Pillows should be your pick.

We have used Viewstar Shredded Memory Foam Pillows for a couple of weeks and we are 100% satisfied. The adjustable loft and the firmness make it easy to find the perfect level of support; which is coupled with pliable memory foam that molds to our heads and necks for a comfortable sleep.

With the elastic memory foam filling, the fluffy pillow will stay the shape all night long, so you will not need to adjust or fluff it up all the time. The soft and air permeable fabric also ensures you won't overheat during the night.

The only minus point can be the chemical smell that is at first strong but goes away after a day or two. Moreover, some users are of the opinion that the pillow is too stiff or too flat according to their preferences. If the pillow cover gets torn, the shredded memory foam filling can also be noisy and often shifts around at night as well.

Pros:

  • Best ergonomic pillow for neck pain and back pain relief.
  • Soft and breathable pillow for the ultimate cooling experience.
  • Ideal for side sleepers and back sleepers.
  • Easy to remove, machine washable pillow cover.

Cons:

  • The initial chemical smell can be strong and may require airing out for a day or two.
  • Some users may find the pillow too firm or too flat, depending on their preferences.
  • The shredded memory foam filling can be noisy and may shift around during the night.

4. Best Hypoallergenic: Snuggle-Pedic Original U.S.A. Made Ultra-Luxury Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

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Many memory foam pillows can be very firm and heavy. If this is why you have kept off memory foam pillows, this Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Shredded Memory foam Pillow is out to change your mind.

It is made with a mix of special hypoallergenic and extremely low Volatile Organic Compound (V.O.C.) laboratory tested foam. It comprises very small pieces that are soft and fluffy that make lighter pillows more resilient than the other types of memory foam pillows. The pillow conforms to your neck and head to give you orthopedic support.

This pillow is ideal for all types of sleepers and people who struggle with neck pain and snoring because of its conforming ability.

It comes with a machine washable cover made with 43% Viscose Bamboo, 56.4% Polyester, and 6% Lycra to adhere to the company's Kool-Flow Technology for covers. The cover is soft, luxurious, and breathable to allow air to circulate for the ultimate cool experience.

The cover and shredded foam filling is carefully manufactured in the U.S.A. without toxic chemicals to prevent allergies if you are prone to severe allergic reactions. The pillow is also dust and mite-resistant.

For the best customer service, the company offers a 120-night trial period whereby if you are not satisfied with the product, you can return, hassle-free.

Pros:

  • Hypoallergenic, dust-free, and mite-free pillow.
  • Soft and light memory foam fill.
  • They are made in the U.S.A. with premium materials.
  • Fully machine washable.
  • It comes in 3 sizes to serve the whole family.
  • Ideal for all types of sleepers.
  • Ideal for relieving neck and back pain.

Cons:

  • It comes with a strong smell when new.
  • Quite pricey.

5. Best Cooling: Casper Sleep Foam Pillow

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Living in an area with a hot climate should not prevent you from enjoying the best nights; all you need is an excellent cooling pillow.

If it is what you are after, this Casper Sleep Memory Foam pillow is all you need. The pillow's cooling power comes from the CertiPUR-US certified perforated foam, which allows adequate airflow. It also features a sophisticated design of three layers of foam to give you maximum support and the right spinal alignment to prevent neck pain. Inside this pillow is the dense memory foam that supports your head and neck. The outer layers are designed with extra cushioning to contour to your shape and sleeping style. 

The soft pillow features a jersey knit cover made with a 88% polyester, 12% spandex blend, which is also breathable. The cover already got a green light from OEKO-TEX Standard 100 as safe for use.

Pros:

  • Made with perforated foam that promotes airflow for the cooling effect.
  • Versatile design is ideal for all types of sleepers.
  • CertiPUR-US certified.
  • Promote spinal alignment to prevent neck pain.
  • Easily removable and machine-washable cover.
  • 1-year limited warranty from the manufacturer.

Cons:

  • Relatively pricey.
  • Too stiff when new.
  • Quite heavy.

Factors to Consider Before Buying The Best Memory Foam Pillow

a). What is a memory foam pillow?

It is kind of a pillow covered with memory foam, also known as the viscoelastic foam, because when you lie on it, it softens and gets the shape of you. This pillow will help you if you want some additional support to reduce the pressure points in your neck

b). What to consider when buying a memory foam pillow

A pillow is quite an investment as it has a lot to do with the comfort and quality of sleep you get. When a pillow is not comfortable enough, you face long, sleepless nights that can have negative effects on your productivity during the day and in the long run, the quality of life.

When looking for the best memory foam pillow, you should at least understand these types of memory foam pillows to help you decide which is the correct one:

  1. One-piece pillow. They are memory foam pillows that are filled with a single, solid foam block. These types of pillows can feature a variety of designs, ranging from the traditional pillows to the modern ergonomic pillow shapes. With one-piece memory foam pillows you may find it harder to be sure that the firmness will be as you want as you won't be able to adjust after purchase.
  2. Shredded memory foam pillows. They are memory foam pillows that are filled with a single, solid foam block. These types of pillows can feature a variety of designs, ranging from the traditional pillows to the modern ergonomic pillow shapes. With one-piece memory foam pillows you may find it harder to be sure that the firmness will be as you want as you won't be able to adjust after purchase.

Now that you understand your filling options, let us discuss some factors you need to consider before purchasing a memory foam pillow.

  1. Your sleeping style/position. If you are a side sleeper then a one-piece memory foam cushion may fit you better. For those who prefer sleeping on their back or stomach, shredded memory foam pillows could be a good option since you can always regulate the size to meet your selection.
  2. Firmness level. Sleeping position and body structure decide the firmness suitable for your sleep. When buying memory foam pillows, you should be aware that they differ from soft to medium firmness. One-piece pillows provide a single level of firmness unlike a shredded pillow that allows you to perfect your desired firmness
  3. Loft. Pillow loft is the height of your pillow when pillows are placed on a flat surface. Your dream loft is the one that helps maintain your spine in a straight position. Most single piece pillows are either medium to high loft, and the stuffing inside of the cover can be removed to adjust the loft. Similarly, If you prefer a certain loft, more or less stuffing can be added or removed from the shredded memory foam pillows.
  4. Price.  Although memory foam pillows are usually similar in their price ranges, many times the shredded foam pillows are more expensive than the one-piece pillows because they may use more foam. Similarly, you may need to shop around for pillow offers while buying a mattress because most companies include free pillows in their high-quality mattress deals..

Summary

For the people having problems like neck pain or snoring, memory foam pillows have been proved to be very helpful in having quality sleep at night.

The shape of a memory foam pillow conforms to your head and neck to release any straining pressure and ensures full support for you to sleep better. They shape themselves to fit your body, hence, they also absorb motion to dampen the sound when you twist and turn. The result is that you experience no, or little, interruption of your sleep.

Notwithstanding this simplicity, memory foam pillows are committed to delivering an optimal sleep experience that will definitely lead to productivity and quality life.

It is not that hard to choose the best memory foam pillow you need, but you may be confused by all the options available. Hopefully this article will be a great guide to you in making a decision about the right pillow for you.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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