We said it before, and we'll say it again: Amazon is an excellent place to buy all the things you need for the best sleep of your life. Bed sheets? You bet. Mattresses? Yup, and you'll never have to go into a store to shop for one ever again. Now it's time to find a better pillow to lay your head on every night. Thanks to super-enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon, it's easy to vet which of the pillows on the website are worth your time (and the weight of your head). And thanks to Amazon Prime, you may only be a couple days away from getting one of these pillows on your bed. So whether you need something to keep you from sweating through your mattress or a pillow to adjust time after time, here are the best pillows to buy on Amazon.
- Best Adjustable Pillow on Amazon: Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow
- Best Affordable Pillow on Amazon: Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillow
- Best Cooling Pillow on Amazon: Fern and Willow Pillow
- Best Antimicrobial Pillow on Amazon: BioPEDIC Pillow
- Best Supportive Pillow on Amazon: Casper Sleep Pillow
- Best Foam Pillow on Amazon: Tuft & Needle Foam Pillow
- Best Down Alternative Pillow on Amazon: Nest Bedding The Easy Breather Pillow
- Best Luxury Pillow on Amazon: Tempur-Pedic Symphony Pillow
The Best Pillows on Amazon
Adjustable pillows are the future. Not everyone knows exactly what kind of pillow firmness they want, so having one with adjustable fill means you can figure it out without having to make constant returns — or adjust it as your preferences change. Coop Home Goods' Eden pillow is one of the best you can buy with a machine-washable outer cover, an extra half-pound of fill (for those who want a super-firm pillow) and cooling properties to combat overheating.
These machine-washable pillows are some of the cheapest you can buy on Amazon — and also some of the highest-rated pillows. These Beckham Hotel pillows have a 250-thread count cover, cooling gel fiber and plush down-life fill. One very-pleased reviewer writes, "I swear these pillows were made of heaven and pixie dust." Hyperbolic as it sounds, it's just one of thousands of positive reviews.
Overheating while sleeping is a common occurrence for a lot of people. If you're someone who wakes up on a damp sweaty pillow every morning, try out Fern and Willow's gel down-alternative pillow. Not only are they extremely affordable, but reviewers rave about their comfort levels and ability to keep you cool. "So cool when I wake after an entire night," one reviewer writes, with another reviewer writing, "It is cool, supportive, soft and a joy to use."
You spend a lot of time on your pillow, which means it can turn into a breeding ground for bacteria, whether from drool, oil from your hair or an accumulation of dead skin cells. Not only are these pillows form BioPEDIC machine washable, but they're also treated with Ultra-Fresh Technology, which makes the pillows anti-odor, antimicrobial and antibacterial. According to the brand, the treatment gives the pillows a 99 percent reduction in bacterial growth. Plus, you get four pillows for the price, which feels like an absolute steal.
Casper's pillow utilizes an interesting pillow-in-pillow design, which essentially means you get the comfort of a plush pillow with the support of a firm pillow. The outer cover is made of breathable percale weave, while the inner layer is supportive and adaptive. The outer layer is machine washable for cleanliness, and the pillow's two-inch gusset helps with spine alignment and offers top-notch neck support.
Tuft & Needle brought its T&N Adaptive Foam from its popular mattress to its foam pillow. The thick, supportive pillow is layered, with each layer contributing to a better sleep. The outer layer is breathable and and smooth; the second graphite layer draws body heat away; and the T&N Adaptive foam is soft yet supportive, and it features cooling gel beads to further help with overheating. One reviewer was completely taken by the pillow, writing "Last night I just lay my head down and the pillow knew exactly what to do. I'm going to buy another one. Expensive but totally worth it."
The Easy Breather is like Coop's Eden pillow in that it features an adjustable fill. The outer cover is cooling, wicking away moisture as you sleep, while the shredded memory foam fill feels good to lay your head on. Plus, the pillow is good for the earth, from its CertiPUR-US-certified foam fill to its eco-friendly Tencel blended cover.
The Symphony is not your typical pillow. First, the shape is probably something you're not used to seeing — it has a contoured side to aid with neck and head support, while the flat side is for a more traditional sleep. The plush Tempur material will always keep its shape, and it molds to your body as you apply pressure to the pillow. So whether you're a back sleeper, a side sleeper or a stomach sleeper, the Symphony pillow has you covered.
Holy sheet, Amazon has some pretty good bedding.