The 7 Best Pillows for Combination Sleepers to Buy in 2018

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Finding the perfect pillow to rest your head on is key to a good night of sleep. But what if your perfect night of sleep involves snoozing on your stomach, then switching to your side, and waking up on your back? If that’s the case, then you are most likely a combination sleeper.

Finding the perfect pillow for a combination sleeper can be a challenge. You need to look for a pillow that offers enough support to make a variety of sleeping positions comfortable. Generally speaking, most pillows for combination sleepers have a medium firmness, though some are a little softer or firmer.

Whether you prefer memory foam, gel foam, down fill, or basic polyester fluff, you can find a pillow for combination sleepers in the material of your choice. Some of the best bets are pillows with an adjustable fill, making it easy to tweak the pillow’s supportiveness yourself. Check out these best pillows for combination sleepers to find the one that will give you a restful night of sleep, no matter which position you’re in.


  • 01 of 07

    Best Overall: Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxury Pillow

    If you’re a combination sleeper looking for a pillow that will keep you slumbering soundly all night long, the Snuggle-Pedic Ultra Luxury Pillow is one of the most popular options around.

    The Snuggle-Pedic pillow is made from shredded memory foam. What makes it perfect for combination sleepers is the adjustability of the foam. Whether you are a side, stomach, or back sleeper, you can add or reduce the quantity of shredded memory foam to meet your needs for support. Unlike some other "adjustable" pillows, Snuggle-Pedic includes a convenient zipper on the edge to make it a breeze to add or subtract foam.

    The memory foam is also hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, which is a major plus for anyone with allergies. Happy owners of a Snuggle-Pedic pillow identify themselves as side and stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and side and back sleepers. Each of these categories includes users that find the pillow to be suitably supportive.

    A few people sent the pillow back for a free, custom adjustment from Snuggle-Pedic. While this service involves an extra step, it’s complimentary. With thousands of positive reviews and a free customization from the manufacturer, this pillow will accommodate just about any combination sleeper.

  • 02 of 07

    Best Budget: Room Essentials Medium/Firm Bed Pillow

    Medium/Firm Bed Pillow - Room Essentials™
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    A medium firm pillow is considered to be the standard choice for combination sleepers. That's because it doesn’t offer too much or too little support for the majority of sleeping positions. An off-the-rack option like the Room Essentials Medium/Firm Bed Pillow is the best budget choice for a combination sleeper pillow.

    This pillow has earned a surprising number of positive reviews for a pillow at this price. Though there are some mixed reviews on whether it's truly a "medium/firm" pillow or should be rated as softer, the majority of people comment on the exceptional neck support and comfortable feel of this budget pillow.

    Side, back, and stomach sleepers have all weighed in that this pillow provides a good night of sleep. The filling is polyester so the pillow tends to lose some fluff over time. For a bargain price, it can’t be expected to last forever and it will leave you with more room in your budget for other things.

  • 03 of 07

    Best Down Filling: Luxuredown Goose Down Pillow

    If you’re a fan of feather pillows but want to find one that is perfect for a combination sleeper, check out the Luxuredown Goose Down Pillow.

    Many feather-filled pillows are too soft to support a variety of sleeping positions. However, with a fill power of 650, the Luxuredown Goose Down Pillow is classified as medium-firm. It's substantially firmer than many competing down pillows and is enough to satisfy most combination sleepers.

    A few people using the pillow still found it too soft for side sleeping, but this pillow worked well for many others. Goose down pillows are on the pricey side and aren’t hypoallergenic. If those factors aren’t a concern, then the Luxuredown Goose Down Pillow is soft enough for stomach sleepers and supportive enough for back and side snoozers.

  • 04 of 07

    Best Cooling: Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow

    For combination sleepers battling warm temperatures, night sweats, or hot flashes, the perfect cooling pillow may be Coop Home Good’s Eden Pillow.

    This pillow is s filled with gel memory foam, which allows for better disbursement of heat as you sleep. Additionally, the foam is shredded, which promotes air flow and circulation. Former pillow-flippers and restless sleepers remark that this pillow stays cool all night long and doesn’t become stuffy and hot.

    To make this cooling pillow more comfortable for combination sleepers, a zipper is included on the side of the pillow that allows you to adjust the fill according to your sleeping needs. You can also request more fill from the company if the pillow is too soft.

    Many fans of this pillow found that all it needed was a simple adjustment to create a pillow that was perfect for any sleeping position. Note though, that it may take a few nights to adjust the pillow perfectly.

    The gusseted sides of this pillow also set it apart from many other combination sleeper pillows, since the gusset helps the filling stay in place and avoided dreaded "pillow pinch." So get comfortable and get cool with the Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow!

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  • 05 of 07

    Best for Neck and Back Pain: OXA Pocket Spring Pillow

    If neck and back pain keeps you tossing and turning at night, you need a pillow that will accommodate multiple sleeping positions while relieving the strain on your spine. The OXA Pocket Springs Pillow offers an effective and innovative approach to pillow design.

    This pillow has 40 individual pocket springs that cradle your neck whether you are sleeping on your side, back, or stomach. The springs are surrounded by a 3-D spacer mesh fabric and a polyester microfiber fill for a satisfying squish.

    Among the satisfied users of the OXA Pocket Springs Pillow are back, side, and stomach sleepers, and most everyone also has some type of neck or back pain. The general consensus is that this pillow supports a variety of sleeping positions while providing the support that many neck and back pain sufferers need.

    You might be concerned that coiled springs inside your pillow would be stiff or uncomfortable. However, it’s actually hard to find the individual springs unless you really search around for them within the filling of the pillow.

  • 06 of 07

    Best Contour: UTTU Tilde Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow

    Contour pillows offer specialized support for various sleeping positions. The UTTU Tilde is our top pick for a contour pillow for combination sleepers.

    This contour pillow is made from the company’s proprietary Dynamic Foam, which stays supportive and comfortable all year. Other memory foam products become soft in warmer temperatures and stiffer in cold weather. Instead, the UTTU Tilde stays consistent in all weather.

    What makes this pillow perfect for combination sleepers is the removable middle layer of foam. Just unzip the cover and remove the center piece to lower the height of the pillow. Whether you are a side, stomach, or back sleeper, there is a side of this pillow and a height that will give you the right level of loft.

  • 07 of 07

    Best Multi-Pack: Sable Goose Down Alternative Bed Pillows

    It’s not uncommon to buy a pair of pillows at one time. This is also true when you’re searching for the perfect pillow for combination sleepers. The Sable Goose Down Alternative Bed Pillows are our top recommendation for a multi-pack of pillows.

    Sold as a set of two pillows, these have a 100 percent cotton cover that is soft to the touch. Inside you’ll find a filling that is both hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. The filling is easy to get to, thanks to the zipper—a feature normally seen only on memory foam pillows.

    With the ability to easily access the stuffing inside, you can make the pillow more comfortable for your preferred sleeping position by removing some stuffing. Unfortunately, adding stuffing may not be as easy, since none is included with the purchase of these pillows.

    In general, though, many people found the pillows to be soft enough to sleep in a variety of positions. Stomach sleepers will find that the Sable pillow is squishy enough to be comfortable, while back and side sleepers can usually fluff the pillow enough to get a supportive spot to lay their head.