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My Pillows Buying Guide

pillows buying guide

Pillows have to fit. They have to fit the bed, and your pillows have to fit your head. Both are important, and deserve some pillow talk.

The way a sleep pillow fits your head, which includes the comfort level, is more important than anything else. There are side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers, and the fit can make the difference between a good night's sleep or waking up with neck pain. Sleep is extremely important to one’s health, and the right pillow is a key factor in achieving the deep sleep we all desire. There are 3 main factors to consider.

step one firmness and fill

Buy the right pillow for the right purpose. A sleep pillow is to sleep on and a decorative pillow is an accent piece to your bedding set

Firmness is a matter of personal taste. A firm pillow that elevates your head is heavenly to some, and a literal pain in the neck to others. Some people like the pillow to fold around their head, requiring a pliable pillow. Side sleepers usually desire a firmer pillow to keep the neck properly aligned with the spine, while a stomach sleeper may like a softer pillow.

Fill has a lot to do with firmness, but is much more than that. Foam versus feathers equates to firm versus pliable, but also drives factors such as being a hypoallergenic pillow, or being machine washable. And bear in mind, if you want a goose down pillow, but have an issue with feathers, down alternative is a great alternative.

step two size

Pillow size would seem fairly straightforward. Twin beds use twin bedding, and that includes a pillow case. One would believe that the right size pillow is a twin size. Actually the pillow size for a twin bed is standard. The standard pillow also is the correct size for a full size bed. The difference is that for a full size bed, you need two standard pillows. The rest of the sizes are a perfect match. Queen beds use queen pillows, and king beds use king pillows. Specialty sizes are also available for Euro pillows, shams, and decorative pillows.

step three search by

Search our large pillow category by size, fill, material, and price. Sort by highest or lowest price, most popular products, or customer reviews.

Don't forget to add a pop of color and high style to your bedroom with the right bed accessories. Decorative pillows can add comfort as well as design flair to your bedroom or living room. Bedding.com offers decorative pillow designs to match your bedding set, or that can be bought individually.

Hopefully this guide has helped to answer questions you have on how to find the perfect pillows for your bedroom. Follow this link to shop all pillows!