Choosing the Right
Firmness for Your New Pillow
One of the most important differentiating factor among pillows is
firmness. A soft and fluffy pillow looks supremely inviting,
but with it's lack of support, it may not be the right kind of pillow for you. People
sleep differently which means that they need different types of
Here is a quick guide to help you choose the right level of
firmness for your pillow:
Now that you've narrowed your choices -- you are ready to select your perfect pillow!
- Soft Pillows
You should consider a soft pillow if you are a stomach
sleeper or back sleeper. A soft pillow provides just the
right amount of support for stomach sleepers while cradling the
head without forcing it out of
alignment. You may also benefit from a soft pillow if you are
petite. If you like to scrunch up your pillow, then a
soft pillow is also the best option for you.
- Medium Pillows
You should consider a medium pillow if you sleep
mainly on your back or sides. Medium pillows are best for
back sleepers, and they offer a little more support to keep the
head aligned properly with the spine. Medium pillows are
also ideal for people who prefer pillows that are supportive
yet still soft and plush.
- Firm Pillows
Firm pillows are best for people who sleep primarily on
their sides. A firm pillow will adequately fill the large space
between your shoulder and neck providing proper spinal
alignment and a healthy sleep posture. Firm pillows are also
recommended for taller or larger people because they provide
Our Top Selling Pillows
Here is a short description of each of our favorite pillows.
With a variety of options in style, firmness, fill, and
price, we have a pillow for everyone.
Allergy Armor Pillows
If you are an allergy sufferer, the Allergy
Armor pillow was made just for you. Allergy
Armor pillows are constructed of hypoallergenic
synthetic down encased by our highest quality
dust mite-proof fabric, Allergy Armor Ultra.
Because of the fabric's extremely tight
micro-weave, dust mites have no way of getting
into these pillows. Eliminating the need for a
separate dust mite encasing, Allergy Armor
pillows are a simple and highly effective solution for
getting a good night's sleep without worrying
about allergies. Medium firmness accommodates
most sleeping styles, and a two-year warranty covers
the suggested life of the pillow.
Stuffed with a 100% polyester fill, this plump,
hypoallergenic pillow feels like down but won't
make you sneeze. For complete protection against
dust mites and other allergens, encase this
pillow with an Allergy Armor
pillow cover. For continued
allergy relief, replace pillow after two to
three years. These pillows are inexpensive and machine washable.
This soft and fluffy pillow is a very popular
pillow. PrimaLoft is a luxury down alternative
that many people prefer to actual down, because it's so
deliciously fluffy. It's hypoallergenic and
machine-washable making it clean and easy to
care for. It's covered in a 230-thread count
cambric cotton. Keep in mind, however, this is
one of our softest pillows available. It's
oh-so-soft to the touch, but it may not be the
right pillow for everybody.
Hypodown Pearl White Pillow
For those who want luxury, this pillow offers it
and more. High-quality, hypoallergenic down is
encased in a 300-thread count cotton. Hypodown
is an innovative mix of white Hungarian goose
down and all-natural Syriaca clusters which makes it
more durable and absorbent. The Hypodown pillow
is available in a variety of fill powers, so you can create a custom pillow according to your taste. However, as a down
pillow, it will generally be softer than many
other pillows. Hypodown pillows are not cheap,
but you get what you pay for--they are
long-lasting and high-quality pillows.
Hypodown Harvester Pillow
Much like the Pearl White, the Harvester is
plumped full of high-quality, hypoallergenic
down. In fact, Hypodown has been tested by
allergy doctors and is guaranteed to be
reaction-free for ten years. The Harvester is
encased in an unbleached, un-dyed, chemical-free
cotton double shell with 312-thread count
cotton. This makes it ideal for the chemically
sensitive or those who simply want a pure and
natural night's sleep. With the Harvester, you can customize the fill power and level of
Hypoallergenic Wool Pillow
These cozy wool pillows are firm and supportive
providing healthy cushioning for pressure points
while remaining lofty and springy. Made from
all-natural domestic wool without chemicals and
glues, these wool pillows are encased in cool, comfortable cotton.
Not only are these pillows hypoallergenic and
dust-mite resistant, they are extremely durable and
guaranteed for 10 years. Hypoallergenic wool
pillows are the firmest pillows we offer.
Snoozer Body Pillows
The ergonomic candy-cane shape of the Snoozer
body pillow helps give your body support and
mobility all night long. This is a great body
pillow for men and women, designed to help
relieve discomfort from arthritis, injuries, or sore muscles. Each of these three pillows are filled with a
premium hypoallergenic synthetic down. The uniquely shaped Snoozer Upper Body Pillow
specifically cradles and supports your head, neck and shoulders. The Snoozer Full Body Pillow offers
full body support and makes and excellent maternity pillow by helping to relieve aches and pains, while the Snoozer Junior Body Pillow
is designed especially for children.
Serenity Star Body Pillow
Expecting moms can finally sleep in comfort with
the Serenity Star Body pillow. Also known as the
transitional pillow, it's designed in three
parts for versatility and flexibility. The
U-Shaped pillow helps expecting moms to attain a
healthy and comfortable side sleep position
recommended by gynecologists. Made from three
pieces, it can also be disassembled to serve as
comfortable support while baby nurses, plays, or
sleeps. It's filled with a hypoallergenic
synthetic down that is machine washable, so you
and your little one can stay allergy free.
Choosing an Allergy Armor Pillow Cover
Unless you choose an Allergy Armor Pillow, which is already
encased in a dust mite proof fabric, you'll need to cover
your pillow with a special encasing to keep the mites out. A pillow
cover is an easy and affordable addition to your pillow
that can do a lot to relieve allergy symptoms and help you
breathe better at night. For more information on why a
pillow encasing is so important, read our article called
How A Simple Pillow Encasing Can Improve Your Health.
We offer several different types of allergy pillow covers:
Allergy Armor Ultra, Allergy Armor Cotton, Allergy
Armor Advanced, Allergy Armor Classic, Allergy Armor Bed Bug and Allergy Armor Organic.
Over four years of research and development went into the design,
production and testing of our Allergy Armor
Allergy Armor Classic pillow covers have a
urethane membrane backing that makes them waterproof. While
this pillow cover is too hot and noisy for most sleepers due
to the thin plastic membrane. Parents of children and those who suffer from incontinence appreciate the waterproof protection these
The other Allergy Armor fabrics are
made from densely woven fabric, and they are very
comfortable and breathable. You cannot notice them beneath
your regular decorative pillow case. Because of the fabrics
extremely tight micro-weave, dust mites and their allergenic
feces cannot penetrate the encasing. Dust mites average
around 250 microns in size, while their allergenic fecal
pellets are 10 microns or larger. The average pore size for
Allergy Armor is smaller than 10 microns. (For reference,
the period at the end of this sentence measures about 615
Allergy Armor Advanced pillow covers were our first
membrane-free pillow encasings. The soft, cool fabric has an
average pore size of 6 microns and a lifetime warranty. An
antimicrobial finish guards against stains, bacteria, and
Allergy Armor Cotton pillow covers feature a
luxurious 246 thread-count fabric with the feel of cotton.
With an average pore size of 3.9 microns, they zip up
tightly to protect you from dust mite feces and other
allergens. They come with a 5-year warranty.
Allergy Armor Ultra pillow covers are made with our
highest-quality allergen barrier fabric. Women's Health
magazine reported that our Ultra fabric is "better than
anything else on the market at keeping mites out." Allergy
Armor Ultra pillow covers feature a 2.8 micron pore size
(the smallest in the industry), an antimicrobial finish, and
a lifetime warranty.
Allergy Armor Organic pillow covers are made from the only non-dyed, non-treated,
lab-tested organic cotton dust mite barrier fabric in the United States. If you suffer from
allergies as well as chemical sensitivities,
then Allergy Armor Organic is for you. It's completely free of polyester, urethanes,
dyes, and other chemicals commonly found in bedding.
*All our pillow encasings are fully machine washable and dryable.
Compare Pillows - A Quick Guide