Katie Golde: Hey guys. It’s Katie from Mattress Clarity, and I want to let you know something. We are not just mattress experts here. We know tons of stuff about sheets, duvets, comforters, mattress protectors and of course bed pillows. One of the most popular types is the memory foam pillow. I reviewed a ton of them myself, and I know that not all memory foam pillows are created equal. What I did was round up my top five favorite ones, and I’m going to over them with you right now, so stick around. Katie: Before we get started, I want to know what pillow you’re already sleeping on. If you already have a memory foam pillow and you’re looking for a new one, or maybe you have a down or down alternative and you’re looking to transition to memory foam, comment below and let me know so I can get an idea of what you guys have and what you’re looking for.
Now let’s talk about my top five picks. These are in no apparent order, but I want to start with the Coop Home Goods Original pillow. Coop Home Goods has two different memory foam pillows. This is the OG and also their most popular pillow. It’s for good reason, because it’s super, super soft on the outside. It’s got a mix of polyester and bamboo-derived viscose for a soft, breathable fill. The inside is stuffed with shredded chunks of memory foam. They’re big chunks. I’m going to unzip it and show it to you. It’s not going to go flat. It’s going to stay lofty and firm. You get to see it right here. Now, for this reason I often recommend it for side sleepers or people with bigger shoulders, because again you’re going to get a lot of pillow. It’s going to come over stuffed, and of course if you need to lower it or take away a little bit of the firmness, you can easily remove some of this material. Also, it has a liner on the inside, so you can take off this cover and machine wash and dry it. It’s really easy to clean, and it’s also hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant.
Next up on my list of best memory foam pillows is ISO-COOL Traditional bed pillow. Traditional is the shape of this pillow. It comes in contour and a few other ones. The whole ISO-COOL collection of pillows is recommended by the American Sleep Association, which is pretty cool. The reason I like the traditional one especially, is because it has a solid foam filling. I’ll go ahead and unzip it for you so you can see it. It’s ventilated foam, but it’s also on the plusher and flatter side, so you can see your head’s going to sink down pretty far in. I like it for stomach sleepers because it gives you that nice foam option without putting a lot of strain on your neck. The cover is obviously removable, 100 percent cotton, and it has phase change material in it which is basically microscopic beads that help pull heat away from you at night and keep you cool. Next up on the list is Tempur-Pedic’s Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling pillow. Yes, it’s a big name, but it’s a big pillow. This baby weighs seven pounds, and it’s basically a solid piece of molded memory foam.
It’s dense, it’s heavy, it’s substantial. That’s a nice fit for people who maybe have broader shoulders, sleep on their sides, want something that they’re not going to put their head on and straight to the bottom. It’s not going to move around at night, and it’s certainly not going to flat on you. Plus, both sides have this rectangular piece of cooling gel inside, so it’s going to keep you cool all night long. 100 percent cotton cover that you can remove and machine wash and dry for easy cleaning. The Helix Cool pillow from Helix Sleep is in my top picks for best memory foam pillows for a couple of reasons. First of all, as it’s name suggests it’s a cooling pillow, so it’s good if you’re a hot sleeper. It’s got this nice polyethylene fabric, that cool, slippery knit on the outside. It’s adjustable in a very special way.
If you open it up, you’ll find two inserts, and they’re both filled with a mix of cross-cut memory foam and polyester. You’re getting that nice mix of supportive foam and that downy, fluffier feel. Plus, this outer shell has also got that same filling. If you’re a combination sleeper, maybe you’re not sure what you want and you want to make some adjustments, you can use a combination of these two inserts and this outer cover to find the best fit for you. One of the really nice things is that the whole thing is machine washable and dryable. The last pillow on my list is the Layla Sleep pillow. It’s such an innovative memory foam pillow. I’m going to start with the outer cover because it’s such a soft knit. It’s got a mix of polyester, little bit of Lycra, some viscose, but also copper performance textile which is there to help reduce odor and improve hygiene, which is pretty cool. It’s also adjustable. You could open it up and access this filling. Now, if the filling is 70 percent memory foam chunks and 30 percent Kapok fibers, which act as a natural, downer down alternative feel, which makes the whole pillow really supportive but also very soft, and because it’s adjustable, it works for all sleep positions.
Well, that’s it. That’s my top five favorite memory foam pillows. I hope one of them speaks to you, but of course if you want a more personal recommendation, I can help you narrow your search. Comment below, tell me what you’re already sleeping on and give me a few more details. I’ll do my best. I’ve also got the link to all these reviews in the description below, so don’t hesitate to check them out if you want more details on any of these pillows. That’s it for now, I hope to see you again soon. Thanks. .