The 11 Best Pillows of 2022

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Couples share a lot of things, but one thing they can agree to separate is their pillows. A pillow can truly make or break someone’s night of rest (or lack of rest, with a bad pillow). So, you shouldn’t be surprised if these bedding essentials pop up on your favorite couple’s wedding registry any time soon—because who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of a better night’s sleep?

But, not all fluffy pillows are created equal. We’ve all endured the hours-long periods of restlessness caused by a flat, stone-hard, or just plain uncomfortable pick. Thankfully, there are a few pristine options we can always count on to keep us cozy all night (or a lazy Sunday morning) long. Whether they’re a side sleeper or belly layer, lux down feather obsessive, or in need of a cooling foam option, we found the best bed pillows to gift to the newlyweds (and some for yourself).

Read on for our favorite bed pillows.

Final Verdict

Our favorite overall pillow is the Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow for its ability to adjust with ease to your sleeping preferences. Another one that ticks all the boxes without breaking the bank is the Alwyn Home Susanna Soft Hypoallergenic Medium Bed Pillow. And for a splurge-worthy slumber, The Saatva Pillow features a comfy three-layer construction and a 100% organic cotton cover.

How to choose a pillow

The main things to consider are your sleep style and the material. If you're a back sleeper, side sleeper, or stomach sleeper, there are options tailored specifically to you! The material is also important to keep in mind, especially if you have any issues with allergies.

Comfort and support are key, so if you're waking up with a stiff neck or itchy eyes, it's definitely a good idea to swap out your pillow. Many companies offer a limited-time return policy, so make sure to check before you buy—and test out your pillow for several nights as soon you bring it home.

How many pillows should you have on a bed?

For a couple, you only technically need two pillows, but it's nice to have four so you'll have different options depending on how you're feeling (and allow yourself to prop yourself up for reading at night or drinking coffee in the morning).

Some people also like to have decorative throw pillows on a bed as well—it can be a fun way to dress up your bed with contrasting textiles and round, square, or bolster shapes. Just don't go overboard with pillows or they'll end up spending more time on the floor than on the bed.

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Contributing writer Jennifer Hussain has more than five years of experience covering the fashion, beauty, and wedding industries. Her work has also appeared on Allure, Fashionista, HelloGiggles, and PAPER.

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