5 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers

January 30, 2024 · Morgan Jackson

Finding Your Perfect Pillow: The 5 Best Picks for Side Sleepers

It's a well-known fact that a significant portion of the population chooses to sleep on their side. In fact, 60% of adults prefer to sleep on their side. However, many don't realize the importance of selecting a pillow best suited for their sleep position. A pillow designed specifically for side sleepers not only ensures comfort but also addresses common issues like neck strain, shoulder tension, and spinal misalignment. With the right pillow, you can transform your sleep quality and promote better overall health.

Why Choosing the Right Pillow Matters

Considering we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, investing in a quality pillow is crucial. The ideal pillow supports your neck and spine, minimizing strain and promoting proper alignment. Here's a look at some of the best pillows for side sleepers, designed to cater to your unique needs:

1. Bedgear Storm Performance Pillow

Whether you sleep on your stomach, back, or side, the personalized comfort and superior airflow of the Bedgear Storm Performance® Pillow allows you to personalize your rest. This innovative dual-chamber pillow offers a plush feel on one side and firm on the other, ensuring a customized experience. This pillow is crafted with React™ blend fill, a responsive foam blended with silk-like fibers that offer soft, conforming support. The React crown ensures firm, conforming support for the head, neck, and shoulders, ensuring consistent comfort throughout the night.

Bedgear Storm Pillow | Mattress Warehouse

2. Bedgear Balance Performance Pillow

The Balance Performance® Pillow by Bedgear is meticulously crafted to enhance your sleep experience and keep you cool and dry throughout the night. Engineered with Air-X mesh for optimal breathability, this pillow ensures consistent airflow, promoting a refreshing sleep environment. The moisture-wicking Dri-Tec® fabric actively works to keep you dry and cool, contributing to an undisturbed night's rest. The pillow's core features the innovative Boost Blend Fill, a springy foam blend that provides a flexible, medium-firm feel while keeping you slightly elevated for optimal support. With a removable and machine-washable cover, maintaining a clean and comfortable sleep space has never been easier. Elevate your side-sleeping experience with the Balance Performance® Pillow and enjoy a restful night's sleep like never before.

Bedgear Balance Pillow | Mattress Warehouse

3. Bedgear Cosmo Performance Pillow

The Bedgear Cosmo Pillow is perfect for side sleepers seeking the perfect balance between plush and firm. Featuring a dual-chamber design, this pillow allows you to effortlessly switch between a soft and firm side, catering to your comfort needs throughout the night. The cooling Ver-Tex™ cover and Air-X® mesh panels with air vents on all four sides enhance airflow, making the Cosmo pillow an ideal choice for those who tend to sleep warm. The gray-colored, marquee-diamond patterned cover is not only stylish but also removable for easy washing, ensuring a clean and healthy sleep environment. This pillow is available in four different height options (0.0-3.0), with the 2.0 being the best option for the average side sleeper (every body is different!) The Bedgear Cosmo Pillow empowers you to choose your optimal comfort level for a truly restful night's sleep.

Bedgear Cosmo Pillow | Mattress Warehouse

4. Purple Harmony Pillow

The Purple Harmony Pillow is a testament to sophisticated engineering and innovation. Crafted with the same cutting-edge cushioning technology found in Purple mattresses, this pillow includes a layer of their signature  honeycomb-patterned Purple Grid® Hex encasing a supportive inner core of hypoallergenic ventilated latex. Wrapped in a moisture-wicking, breathable mesh cover, the no-pressure, supportive combination ensures cool comfort throughout the night and maintains its resilience. Ideal for side sleepers, the Purple Harmony Pillow offers an extraordinary sleep experience with its   innovative design and customizable support. Improve your sleep with this extraordinary pillow that never falls flat, providing the perfect blend of support and breathability.

Purple Harmony Pillow | Mattress Warehouse

5. Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Neck™ Pillow

The TEMPUR-Neck Pillow is a top pick for side sleepers seeking optimal support. Developed by doctors, this pillow has an ergonomic design that aligns perfectly with the natural curve of your head, neck, and shoulders. The contoured shape provides therapeutic support, allowing your neck and shoulder muscles to unwind fully. Ideal for side sleepers, the TEMPUR-Neck Pillow is more than just a pillow; it's a solution for alleviating shoulder, neck, and back pain. 

Tempur Neck Pillow | Mattress Warehouse

Every Body is Different

Remember, the perfect pillow, coupled with the best mattress for side sleepers, can significantly enhance your sleep quality. Recognizing that every body is unique, Mattress Warehouse invites you to find a store near you and get matched with the ideal pillow tailored to your specific needs. Our knowledgeable Sleep Professionals™ are ready to assist you in the selection process, utilizing our patented diagnostic sleep system, bedMATCH, to ensure a personalized sleep solution backed by science.  Your sleep is vital to your health and happiness, so investing in the right sleep accessories is a wise choice.