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9 Best Pillows of 2021 - The Official List

“Too soft!” “Too firm!” “Too high!” “Too low!” “Too hot!” Sound familiar? These are just a few of the common complaints most sleepers have to deal with on a nightly basis due to a less-than-ideal pillow situation. If you find yourself in the same situation, keep reading to discover our editors’ top picks for bed pillows in 2021, based on customer reviews, popularity, and the personal favorites of our sleep experts. Each is designed for optimal head, neck and shoulder comfort and support to keep you snoozing without interruption – so that the only complaint you’ll find yourself making is that you didn’t discover it sooner!

Best Pillow for Side Sleepers

Storm 2.0 Pillow

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Storm 1.0 Pillow

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Storm 3.0 Pillow

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Storm 0.0 Pillow

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Storm 2.0

Side sleepers require a special pillow height: if it’s too flat, your neck will strain below your shoulders, and if it’s too high, your neck will strain above your shoulders. (Both situations throw the spinal alignment out of whack, compromising comfort and orthopedic health.) The Storm 2.0 is designed specifically with side sleepers in mind, tested on numerous body types and for a range of side-sleeping habits (such as sleeping with your arms tucked in). The end product is the stuff that dreams are made of, for which customers have continued to show gratitude since the Storm 2.0 launched a few years ago.

Storm 2.0: Featured Customer Reviews

“I tested this pillow out last summer and it stayed in my mind. I bought different types of pillows, but nothing came close to this one. It has helped with my neck support and I'm able to sleep comfortably through the night. Best pillow I've ever bought!!” – Adry P
“I convinced my husband to get this pillow even though he can sleep anywhere, essentially. He loves it, though!” – Kassie and Gunner

Best Pillow for Kids

Junior Dreamer

Designed specifically for kids, the latest junior pillow from Revive comes at an affordable price and glowing customer reviews. Features include ventilated memory foam, a moisture-wicking cover and an ergonomic profile height, which all work together to cradle your little ones’ heads and necks while they blissfully sleep.

Junior Dreamer: Featured Customer Reviews

“We’ve all seen our toddlers sleep, right? Crooked necks, hyperextended heads, etc . . . Recently, my toddler woke up and literally told me, “Momma, I don’t like my pillow. My neck hurts.” During this time, we stumbled upon this pillow. For the price, we thought, “Sure, why not! Let’s give it a try!” It’s been a month, and he has yet to complain about any neck pain. My three-year-old loves this pillow. It’s plush, expandable, and breathable, all in one.” – nancnef

Best Low Profile Pillow

New Level 2.0 Pillow

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New Level 1.0 Pillow

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New Level 3.0 Pillow

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New Level 2.0

Lower-profile pillows are the best bet for side sleepers, since they’re just high enough to keep the neck, while in a side position, aligned with the rest of the spine. The New Level 2.0 lower profile pillow, though, isn’t just for side sleepers; if you sleep on your back, stomach or side and prefer more of a slimmer design when it comes to pillow height, then the cooling, contouring comfort benefits of the New Level 2.0 can’t be beat.

New Level 2.0: Featured Customer Reviews

“Great comfort and cooling. I really like the contour for neck." – Brad p
“Perfect pillow for side sleeping. The indentation helped relieve pressure from shoulders.” – Alexsd
“Finally got a good night’s rest. I love the shape and how it contours to my body.” – Jesmee

Best Medium Profile Pillow

Storm 2.0 Pillow

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Storm 1.0 Pillow

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Storm 3.0 Pillow

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Storm 0.0 Pillow

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Storm 1.0

The Storm sleep tech embedded in the Storm 1.0 is unmatched. Designed for pressure-relieving support and cushiony, cloud-like comfort, the Storm 1.0 remains a bestseller time and again (no small thanks to its luxuriously soft cover and plush fill).

Storm 1.0: Featured Customer Reviews

“Best pillow I’ve ever had. Definitely worth the investment. I sleep like a baby!” – Corey777
“Awesome pillow. Definitely slept well the first night.” – GE Kelly
“Best sleep I have ever had. No more headaches! Thank you!” – Skye49

Best Latex Pillow

Revive Organic Latex

The Revive Organic Latex pillow ensures you’re sleeping clean. Latex, a natural substance derived from sap, isn’t manufactured or processed – just of the earth. The master designers here have harnessed the power of nature, and the results couldn’t feel more luxurious.

Revive Organic Latex: Featured Customer Reviews

“I have 3 of these pillows for maximum comfort when sleeping. Even just one is enough, but I had to get three to match. Feels better than any other memory foam pillow I’ve ever had!” – kayla
“It’s soft and very comfortable. The medium firmness provides excellent neck support to go along with my medium firm mattress. I had my doubts that a pillow costing so much could be justified, but it actually is. It really is soft and excellent. It doesn't smell, either!” – es6wiz
“Got these pillows with my bed purchase. The mid-level firm is a great feeling for an easy night’s sleep.” – eric

Best Ventilated Pillow

New Level 1.0

Weightless foam infused with cooling Air-X ventilated panels – that’s what you get with the New Level. While it comes in various iterations, we’re highlighting here the 1.0 model, which features the original cool tech for satisfying square inches of comfort and support.

New Level 1.0: Featured Customer Reviews

“As a back and side sleeper this pillow has the perfect shape for both! It’s plush enough but still gives support. I love it!” – Cianna
“Soft and comfortable. Conforms weel with your head.” – Blbrady2
“I bought this for my sleep-troubled husband and he loves it. It seems very supportive. He doesn't fold or turn it in the middle of the night like his old pillows. He also has less neck pain and headaches when he wakes up. Pretty happy with my purchase.” – Mish

Best Memory Foam Pillow

Cosmo 1.0 Pillow

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Cosmo 3.0 Pillow

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Cosmo 0.0 Pillow

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Tempur-Adapt Cloud with Cooling

One word: Tempur-Pedic. If you want the best of the best of adaptive memory foam, go with the Cloud.

Tempur-Adapt Cloud with Cooling: Featured Customer Reviews

“This pillow definitely helps support your neck and head throughout the night.” – joecool
“I would highly recommend this pillow. Best pillow I’ve slept on.” – patty
“The Tempur-Pedic pillow is by far my best investment this year. If comfort is what you're looking for, then look no further. As soon as you lay your head down, you will melt into the pillow. It feels as if you're floating. I highly recommend this product.” – tina

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