7 Best Pillows for Combination Sleepers
1. Saatva Dreams
First, I want to say is that I am a combo sleeper so the very first pillow on my list is the Saatva Dreams pillow. I picked it because it really does perform perfectly in every single sleeping position.
It’s covered in 100 percent cotton, has a really soft and silky feel and then it’s got this unique dual-layer design. Where in an outer pillow it’s filled with a really fluffy down alternative. Then tucked away inside that fluffy outer pillow is 100 percent shredded American Talalay latex.
Essentially, the outer pillow and the inner pillow combine to strike a really cozy balance between plush and supportive. The Talalay latex serving as a bouncy support system. The outer fluffy down alternative really lets you fold and shape the pillow according to your liking. The reason I think this works so well for combo sleeping is that you can fluff it up to be a high enough loft for side sleeping. It’s compressible and soft enough to be low lofted for stomach sleeping. When you’re sleeping on your back, the material just comfortably cradles your head and neck.
So if you are someone who runs the gamut of every sleeping position throughout the course of the night, I heartily recommend this one. Depending on the size you choose, price ranges from about $145 to $165.
It does come with free shipping and a 45-days return policy.
2. Purple Harmony
I picked it particularly for combo sleepers who are looking to alleviate neck pain. Starting with the cover fabric, it’s made from really light and breathable Spandex mesh material.
Directly beneath the cover fabric is the brand’s proprietary Hyper-Elastic-Polymer, if you’ve ever tested a Purple mattress or the original Purple pillow, you already know it’s super bouncy, super durable and really helps the pillow to maintain its shape. In the core of the pillow is one piece of ventilated Talalay latex that also has a light buoyant support, that really cradles your head and neck, and holds your spine in neutral alignment. So again if you are combo sleeper who’s really prioritizing alleviating neck pain, this might be the way to go. Something else about this pillow is it does come in two different lofts, one is 6.5 inches high, and the other 7.5 inches.
If you’re someone who’s a little bit more petite with more narrow shoulders, I’d go with the lower loft. Conversely, if you’re a taller sleeper or have broader shoulders, maybe go with the higher lofted pillow. Either way, it’s going to be about 160 bucks, and you get a nice long trial period of 100 nights.
3. Casper Foam Pillow
I picked it specifically for sleepers who dabble inside sleeping but mainly stick to back sleeping. It’s got a really soft and stretchy cover fabric made from polyester and spandex. The real magic is happening inside the pillow.
Basically, it features a three layer design. It’s all foam, but it combines high density and low density foam for a balanced feel. The middle layer, you’ve got the high density firmer foam, which is really serving as the pillow support system. The low density foam that makes up the outer layers of the pillow are much more plush and soft and just comfortably cradle your head and neck, which in my experience is best for back sleeping.
Depending on the size pillow that you choose, price ranges from about $89 to $119. You also get a 100 night trial period to test it out.
4. Tempur Cloud Pillow
I picked it for sleepers who dabble in back sleeping, but mainly stick to stomach sleeping.
The cover fabric is super soft and again, a little bit stretchy. It’s made from 100 percent polyester knit. It’s made from 100 percent polyester knit. It’s filled with one piece of the brand’s proprietary Tempur material which is going to particularly appeal to memory foam fans. Because it offers a really deep sink into the pillow, a really moldable quality that tightly conforms to pressure. But because it’s got an extra soft firmness rating it can compress to a low enough loft, which makes it compatible with stomach sleeping.
Remember stomach sleepers do need a softer low lofted pillow in order to maintain good sleeping posture. This pillow comes in one size only. It’s about 79 bucks, but it’s also backed by a 5 year warranty.
5. Brooklinen Natural Down Pillow
I picked for specifically for combo sleepers looking for a real down pillow. It’s filled with 100 percent Canadian White duck down and features a nice, high fill power of 600, which means it’s going to be super fluffy.
Keep in mind that real down is also really soft, fluffable, shapeable, and can mold and compress according to your liking. The fact that you can shape and fold and press it makes it very versatile, which is ideal for combo sleepers. Something else I like about the down is that it’s treated with anti-bacterial additives which makes it extra resistant to mold and mildew and also hypoallergenic. Depending on the size pillow that you choose, price ranges from about $99 to $119, but one of my favorite things about Brooklinen is that it offers a very generous return policy of a full year.
It’s also backed by a lifetime warranty, which means Brooklinen will cover all material defects throughout the entire course of time that you own this pillow.
6. Brooklyn Bedding Luxury Cooling Pillow
This pillow for combosleepers who run hot. From the cover fabric to the internal fill, every part of this pillow is meant to draw heat away from your sleeping head.
The face-change cover material, first of all, makes the pillow feel like it’s been refrigerated. It’s super icy cool against your skin, and then it’s filled with one piece of ventilated memory foam that’s also infused with graphite and copper, both of which serve to draw heat away from your head.
Something that makes this pillow great for combo sleeping is that it comes in two different loft options. You got the four-inch loft option, which in my experience is going to be best for back and side sleepers. Then you’ve got the three-inch loft option, which is going to be better for back and stomach sleepers.
You’ve got a little room to experiment there depending on what your go-to sleeping positions are. Depending on the size pillow you choose, price ranges from about $130 to $150 and you also get a 30-days return policy.
7. Avocado Green Pillow
I picked it specifically for sleepers looking to go green.
Every part of this pillow is made from sustainably harvested organic materials. The cover fabric is 100 percent organic cotton, and because it’s certified organic cotton, you know that no synthetic pesticides or genetically modified cotton seeds were used to make it.
On the inside, there’s an even mix of Kapok, which is a natural tree fiber, and has a really fluffy and plush feel, and also natural Dunlop latex shreds, which offers a really bouncy and buoyant support. Together, these materials combine a really nice balance, a medium level of firmness, but what makes this pillow great for combo sleeping is that you can adjust the fill. Essentially, unzip the cover fabric, reach in, and manipulate the fill until you reach the loft and firmness that meets your go-to sleeping position or positions perfectly.
Depending on the size you choose, price ranges from about $79 to $99 and you get a nice 100-nights trial period.
Q: What is the best pillow for someone who sleeps on their side and stomach?
A: Which is a good question because that can be a little bit tricky because side sleepers need a firmer pillow with a lofty profile. Stomach sleepers need the exact opposite.
For this, I recommend two things. First of all, aim for a pillow that’s got a fluffable and foldable feel as it really allows you to press and shape it into the loft that’s going to work best for each sleeping position. With the Saatva Dreams Pillow, for example, that is my personal pillow when I’m on my stomach. It’s soft enough that I can compress it into a low loft, but it’s also fluffable and buoyant enough to use when I’m sleeping on my side. The other thing I’ll suggest, like we just saw with the Avocado Pillow is an adjustable fill because this really allows you to customize the loft and firmness to what’s going to meet your unique sleep needs best.