The 5 Best Pillows for Side Sleepers: 

  • Best Overall: DreamyBlue Premium Pillow for Sleeping 
  • Best Value: ZAMAT Contour Memory Foam Pillow
  • Best Basic Pillow: Hoperay Bed Neck Pillows
  • Editor’s Choice: UTTU Sandwich Pillow
  • Our Pick: Viewstar Queen Pillows

DreamyBlue Premium Pillow for Sleeping

Why DreamyBlue wins as best overall

DreamyBlue wins as best overall because it’s the best bang for your buck. Not only do side sleepers on the interwebs love it, but it should also fit most budgets.

DreamyBlue’s most notable features

Even side sleepers have their own way of sleeping, and the DreamyBlue’s most notable features is the fact that you can customize it to your liking. You can adjust the height based on what feels comfortable for you, and because the order comes with extra fill, you don’t need to pay extra for it. 

Why we picked this pillow for side sleepers

Tossing and turning all night? Side sleepers can have this problem a lot. We picked this pillow for side sleepers because it gets straight to the point. It promises to be the last pillow you’ll ever buy because they know exactly what your neck needs to be comfortable as a side sleeper through the night.

ZAMAT Contour Memory Foam Pillow

Why ZAMAT wins as best value

ZAMAT wins as best value because it comes with a ton of features without being too expensive for most. It’s made of memory foam and is contoured specifically for side sleepers. Choosing this pillow is always a safe bet.

H3: ZAMAT’s most notable features

The ZAMAT Contour Memory Foam Pillow has several notable features making it ideal for side sleepers. This includes a unique memory foam that’s contoured in its design, cradling the natural curvature of your neck, giving you great support for your spine while you sleep. The foam is also removable so you can adjust the fill to your comfort level. Another feature is that ZAMAT is built with double pillow cases to add even more comfort that’s easy to wash. Finally, if you’re sensitive to the smell of memory foam, this odorless foam won’t keep you up at night!

Why we picked this pillow for side sleepers

Side sleepers who don’t have the right pillow might wake up complaining of a stiff neck. We picked this pillow for side sleepers because for less than the cost of a visit to the chiropractor, you can have a good night’s sleep with all the perks this pillow offers. 

Hoperay Bed Neck Pillows

Why Hoperay wins as best basic pillow

Hoperay might be a pillow brand that’s new to you, but if you’re looking for something that’s simple and gets the job done, then we recommend this one. It has everything you need for a good night’s sleep without necessarily needing all the bells and whistles. 

Hoperay’s most notable features

So, the Hoperay pillow might not be as “fancy” as the other pillows on this list, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have notable features. It still has the adjustable height feature with its zipper removable outer cover, and with the shredded foam material, you can maneuver the pillow to where it’s most comfortable for you. 

Why we picked this pillow for side sleepers

You shouldn’t lose sleep over searching for a pillow that’s ideal for your sleeping position. If you’re not one to compare and contrast all the benefits of a side sleeper pillow and you want to cut right to the chase — and, maybe even have a pillow you can bring with you when you travel — this is your best bet. Sometimes simple is the way to go!

UTTU Sandwich Pillow

Why UTTU wins as editor’s choice

The UTTU wins as editor’s choice because it is the most versatile pillow with many great qualities. Not only is it ideal for side sleepers, but it can also work for back, stomach, and combination sleepers. This pillow never gets hard and will last you a long time. It’s a great option if you want a pillow that will take you through different stages of your life. 

UTTU’s most notable features

The UTTU Sandwich Pillow has several notable features. These include pressure relief that you can get from the pillow’s dynamic foam as it contours to the natural curvature of your body. The same dynamic foam means that this pillow doesn’t get hard as other memory foam pillows can get in cold weather. Lastly, we love this pillow because it’s made with a bamboo cover which keeps you cool at night and is easy to wash. 

Why we picked this pillow for side sleepers

Side sleepers tend to also move around at night, and may not stay on their side the entire night. If you want a versatile pillow with great features — and a pillow you may occasionally lend out to guests who may sleep differently than you — this is a great option. 

Viewstar Queen Pillows

Why Viewstar wins as our pick

Most people use two pillows on their bed, even if they only sleep on one. Additionally, side sleepers may use the second pillow not only as decor, but to put between their knees in the night to keep their back comfortable. Best of all, these are hotel-quality, luxury pillows. What’s not to like?

Viewstar’s most notable features

This pillow is made with “squishy, down-like fiber” to give it the ultimate plumpness, but it is also gentle and therefore ideal for side sleepers who need the neck, head, and spine support while sleeping. They’re also the perfect size (queen) which means they can fit in most pillow cases, so you don’t need to change all your bedding to accommodate your pillow. 

Why we picked this pillow for side sleepers

We chose this pillow for side sleepers because it has all the best qualities of any side sleeper pillows on this list, but there are two in a pack. Whether you’re looking to decorate with two pillows or you and your partner (who might not even necessarily be a side sleeper) need to replace your pillow, the Viewstar is our pick!

How We Test Products

The Slumber Yard team personally tests and assesses each sleep product we review through a series of practical, hands-on inspections and assessments, with utmost commitment to honesty and authenticity. We have personally hand-tested over 175 mattresses. Our reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides go beyond product descriptions so you can get a real-person perspective of each bed’s feel, look, and value. From our sleep science certified editors and writers to our production and business teams, everyone’s committed to helping you find the mattress of your dreams and (hopefully) the best sleep of your life.