10 Amazing Pillows Any Side Sleeper Will Love

Down or memory foam, cut-outs or contours—they're all here.

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If you're a side sleeper like myself, you know just how important it is (and how hard it is!) to find a pillow that gives you the support you need for your head and neck. Not to mention, if you tend to run hot while you sleep, you need something breathable and cooling, too. And there are so many different types of pillows out there now, from down and down alternative to memory foam, hybrids, and just about every shape imaginable. So, how do you choose the right one for you?

These pillows are either designed specifically for side sleepers, or are adjustable so that side sleepers can crash comfortably on them. After all, not everyone prefers the same level of plushness or firmness. No matter what kind of fill or structure you're looking for, there's something for everyone here—and at just about every price point, too. And if you're not a side sleeper but are on the hunt for the perfect pillow, check out Miescisko's roundup of the best-reviewed bed pillows you can buy.

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1 Down Side Sleeper Pillow
parachutehome.com
$129.00
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Parachute's regular down and down-alternative pillows were already a good option for side sleepers thanks to their extra cushy fill (hello, neck support!) but their just-launched pillow specifically for side sleepers adds a 3.5-inch gusset for extra support—and trust me, it's as good as it sounds. 

2 Personalized Pluto Pillow
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Pluto Pillow

plutopillow.com
$85

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You really can't beat something that's tailor-made for your body, and that's exactly what the Pluto Pillow does. Fill out a survey about your current pillow, your body, and your sleep habits, and Pluto will send you a customized hybrid pillow to help improve your sleep.

3 Helix Adjustable Pillow
helixsleep.com
$85.00
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If you don't want to go custom, try an adjustable pillow. This customer favorite from Helix has two removable support inserts (made with a blend of memory foam and down-alternative fill) so you can make it as soft or as firm as you'd like. 

4 Adjustable Layer Pillow
Pancake Pillow amazon.com
$119.99
$59.99 (50% off)
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With a similar concept to the Helix pillow, the Pancake Pillow is filled with six down alternative inserts that you can add in or take out as you please to achieve just the right level of support for you. 

5 Original Foam Pillow
tuftandneedle.com
$75.00
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If you're a memory foam fan and you want a simple all-foam pillow that's good for side sleepers, try this Tuft & Needle option—it's designed to be both squishy and supportive, and to adapt to your body. Plus, it wicks warmth away for a cooler night's sleep. 

6 Tempur-Contour Breeze Side-To-Side Pillow
Tempur-Pedic amazon.com
$169.00
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Or, take your memory foam a step further with this Tempur-Pedic pillow that's contoured specifically for side sleepers and features a cooling gel layer to keep you from overheating in your sleep. It's a little on the pricier side, but reviewers love it. 

7 Side Sleeper Contour Pillow
AERIS amazon.com
$42.90
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For an affordable alternative, try this contoured foam pillow for side sleepers, available on Amazon. Like the Tempur-Pedic and Tuft & Needle options, this one is another great option for hot sleepers, since it's ventilated. 

8 Leesa Hybrid Pillow
leesa.com
$92.00
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The Leesa Pillow's quilted side means your pillow is always plush, no fluffing required. Sleep on whichever side you prefer, customize it by removing the center insert, and keep cool with its chilling fiber-filled fabric and gel layer.  

9 Side Sleeper Pillow
Made By Design target.com
$15.00
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The most affordable option on this list: Target's in-house Made By Design brand has a winner with this side sleeper pillow, which features a 6-inch thick design and a contoured cut-out for your shoulder to keep your spine properly aligned. 

10 The Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods walmart.com
$69.99
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Another adjustable option, the Eden Pillow from Coop Home Goods has a gusseted design for added support for your neck and is filled with shredded memory foam pieces. To adjust the thickness, simply take out as much or as little foam as you'd like. 

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