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The best sleep often starts with the best pillow. With all of the options out there, choosing the best pillow for a great night’s sleep can be confusing. We are here to simplify the process for you.

The Factors

As you consider the type of pillow to purchase there are a few things to factor in.

Mattress Firmness

Softer mattresses create a smaller gap between your head and mattress, meaning you need a thinner pillow, while firmer mattresses require a pillow with a higher loft.

Pillow Loft

Pillow loft describes the compressed height of your pillow once you are laying down on it. The ideal loft is the one that helps you maintain a neutral spine based on your sleep position.

Sleep Position

Depending on your sleep position, different lofts and shapes create the ideal cushion for correct spine alignment and pressure relief.

Sleep Temprature

When you sleep, your temperature drops, shedding heat into the surrounding areas. However, many products take that heat and dissipate it, helping you maintain the optimal sleep temperature all night long.

Material Allergies

Just because you have allergies doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. Many pillows offer solutions for all types of sensitive sleepers to keep you comfortable and healthy.

The Material

Memory Foam

Memory foam is always a popular choice for the conforming support it offers. The foam shapes to your head while you sleep, bouncing back to its original shape when you wake up. The contouring properties offer relief from pain and pressure points while creating a stable surface.


Malouf® offers their proprietary ActiveDough™ foam blending two materials and creating the perfect combination. By utilizing the superior support and quick-response feel of latex and adding in the cushion and contouring relief of memory foam, you end up with a quality pillow guaranteed to improve your sleep.

All the Malouf ActiveDough pillows feature zones of larger and smaller holes to offer the right amount of support for your head and neck. The Zoned ActiveDough pillows are right in the middle of the firmness scale, these are the perfect pillow for back and side sleepers.


Talalay latex is often called “Earth’s most perfect sleep material.” The list of pros in favor of sleeping on latex is long. It is naturally hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly. The pillows provide cradling support and are soft, airy, and breathable. The moldable structure of latex makes it a universal fit for any sleep position.


If a traditional pillow is more your style, there are plenty of options out there. Down and down blends offer a plump, soft pillow that stays that way. They offer soft, airy support along with luxurious comfort. Like the latex pillows, filled pillows will work for you regardless of your preferred sleep position.

As you embark on the hunt for the best pillow for you, we hope this guide makes it a more pleasant experience. With a little research, we know you can find the perfect pillow that will give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming of.

Many of these options are available to try at Family Mattress & Furniture. Stop on by and we will help you find the best pillow for an awesome night’s sleep.


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