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The 15 Best Pillows for Every Type of Sleeper

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a close up of a bed: The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab's top-rated pillows include foam, down, fiberfill, and unique blends. These picks include something for every one, regardless of sleeping position, personal preferences, and budget. © Getty Images The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab's top-rated pillows include foam, down, fiberfill, and unique blends. These picks include something for every one, regardless of sleeping position, personal preferences, and budget.

A solid night's sleep is nothing without a good pillow. The experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab have tested out memory foam, down, and more to uncover the best picks for every type of sleeper. And if you're looking for more advice, be sure to check out our pillow buying guide.

Best for Side Sleepers

Pacific Coast Double DownAround Firm

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BUY NOW: $50 and up, walmart.com

Testers found the dense feather-and-down stuffing in this plush option dreamy. Plus, they said it was the perfect height for propping them up.

Cuddledown Synthetic Fill Contour Cradle Gusseted

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BUY NOW: $69 and up, cuddledown.com

A special shoulder cutout makes this fiberfill pillow perfect for propping up side snoozers. Testers raved that the shape was super comfy for their neck and shoulders.

The snuggL Pillow

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BUY NOW: $70, amazon.com

This L-shaped body pillow adds support between the legs to reduce strain on the back. It's especially good for pregnant women and others who suffer from back pain.

Best for Back Sleepers

The Company Store Black Label Primaloft Medium

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BUY NOW: $64 and up, thecompanystore.com

Looked as good as new even after laundering, and its synthetic filling held up well: "I loved how it cradled my head," one volunteer observed.

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Neck

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BUY NOW: $89 and up, amazon.com

A curved design cushions the head and neck. Most found the foam's shape and firmness supportive, but a few thought it was too hard.

Best for Stomach Sleepers

Pacific Coast Double DownAround Soft

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BUY NOW: $50 and up, amazon.com

This pillow aced all lab tests, from multiple washings to withstanding weight, but testers were split on whether this combo of down and feathers was soft enough.

Wamsutta Comfort Medium Support

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BUY NOW: $15 and up, bedbathandbeyond.com

At this price, it was impressive how well this pillow both maintained its appearance after laundering and held up to our durability test. Reviewers said the synthetic fill also struck the ideal balance of cushiness and support.

Customizable for Any Position

Sleep Number PlushComfort Ultimate

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BUY NOW: $80 and up, sleepnumber.com

This pillow comes with three removable inserts so you can fill it to your liking. The brand recommends 1-2 inserts for stomach sleepers and 2-3 inserts for back or side sleepers.

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