Best for Side Sleepers
($44 to $80, amazon.com)
Testers found the dense feather-and-down stuffing in this plush option dreamy.
"The perfect height," one said.
($69 to $89, cuddledown.com)
A special shoulder cutout makes this comfy pillow perfect for propping up dedicated side snoozers.
The foam sprang back into shape after we stacked on 30 pounds for eight hours, a sign of good durability. Testers deemed it comfortable and substantial.
Best for Back Sleepers
($130 to $178, garnethill.com)
Its lofty down fill explains the price. This kept its shape — no lumps! — and easily slid into a case after five washings.
($49 to $59, thecompanystore.com)
Looked as good as new even after laundering, and its synthetic filling held up well: "Loved how it cradled my head," one sleepy volunteer observed.
($89 to $159, tempurpedic.com)
A curved design cushions the head and neck. Most found the foam's shape and firmness supportive; a few pronounced it "too hard."
Best for Stomach Sleepers
(44 to $80, amazon.com)
Aced all lab tests, from multiple washings to withstanding weight, but testers were split on whether it was soft enough.
($16 for King, 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; it also struck the ideal balance of cushiness and support, dozers reported.
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