The best pillow 2017 to rest your head for a great night's sleep

From duck feather to memory foam; have a silent night with the best pillows to get those all-important Zzz’s.

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There’s nothing worse than a rubbish night’s sleep due to a limp and lifeless pillow. Or so some of us say. When it comes to pillows, we all like something different, and we all need something different depending on what kind of ‘sleeper’ we are. 

How to buy the best pillow for you

It is said that if you’re a side sleeper, then a firm pillow is the best option to support your head and spine, but if you sleep on your from then you’ll want a much softer pillow so you don’t wake up with a stiff neck. Back sleepers can opt for something in between, but ultimately, you’re going to choose what you think is comfortable.

There are still some great natural pillows on offer that provide thick and fluffy sleeping aids at a cost-effective price. 

However, synthetic is a popular choice for those with allergies and for a pillow that will bounce back even after a run through the washing machine. Memory foam is also on trend right now and is ideal if you find that cricked neck hard to shake off throughout the day. 

Our pick of the best pillows to buy today

1. Eve Memory Foam Pillow

The most luxurious of pillows

Specifications
Best for: Comfort
Filling: Memory foam
Firmness: Medium
Cover: Polyester
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Hypoallergenic +3 Year guarantee
Reasons to avoid
-Not very plump 

For the ultimate good night’s sleep, the Eve Memory Foam Pillow will adapt to your sleeping position. If you have a memory foam mattress, then this is a great pillow to buy to increase comfort for a number of different sleepers. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer but if you have never had a memory foam pillow before it may take some getting used to.  

2. Snuggledown Scandinavian Duck Feather & Down Pillow

A traditional duck feather pillow for a good night’s sleep

Specifications
Best for: Warmth
Filling: Duck feather & Down
Firmness: Soft
Cover: Cotton
Hypoallergenic: No
Reasons to buy
+Good value for money+Can be shaped to your liking
Reasons to avoid
-Sparse filling 

This Scandinavian Duck Feather & Down Pillow by Snuggledown is super cosy and super cheap! Filled with 85% duck feather and 15% down, it is a soft pillow that keeps you warm on those cold nights. It needs a good plumping every now and then but can be manipulated to your desired shape, making it ideal for any type of sleeper.  

3. Silent Night Anti-Allergy Pillow

For those who suffer with daily allergies this pillow will help you sleep through the night

Specifications
Best for: Allergies
Filling: Hollowfibre
Firmness: Soft
Cover: Microfibre
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Hypoallergenic+Easy to clean
Reasons to avoid
-Prone to lose shape 

The last thing you want is a pillow that is going to trigger coughing and spluttering when all you want to do is sleep. The Silent Night Anti-Allergy Pillow is the best pillow for allergies and will ensure you get a calm night’s sleep. It’s easy to clean in the washing machine and is quite soft, making it the best choice for front sleepers. 

4. Dunlopillo Super Comfort Pillow

A long-lasting latex pillow with great support

Specifications
Best for: Fidgety sleepers
Filling: Latex
Firmness: Very firm
Cover: Microfibre
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Holds shape+Hypoallergenic
Reasons to avoid
-Too firm for some 

If you want a pillow that is not going to lose shape after a few sleeps, then the Dunlopillo Super Comfort Pillow is the one to choose. It has a latex filling which keeps its firmness intact no matter how much you move around in your sleep, and the firmness is ideal for those who sleep on their back or side to support the head.  This pillow is harder to clean that a synthetic pillow but it is naturally anti-fungal and allergy-averting (although probably not if you’re allergic to latex!)  

5. Temper Original Support Pillow

A curved pillow that is ideal for side sleepers

Specifications
Best for: Side sleepers
Filling: Polyester
Firmness: Firm
Cover: Visco Elastic Foam
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Side sleeper support+3 year guarantee
Reasons to avoid
- Unusual sizes 

The Temper Original Support Pillow is not like your standard pillow. This pillow has a curve that sits perfectly under your head for ultimate comfort and support. If you often wake up with a stiff neck then this pillow will provide uninterrupted sleep but the sizing is a little unusual and it may be difficult for some to get along with at first. However, if you’re one of those sleepers that folds their pillow in half or constantly moves to find the right position, then this is the best pillow for you.  

6. Mediflow Waterbase Fiberfill Pillow

A water-based pillow for adjustable firmness

Specifications
Best for: Neck pain
Filling: Water
Firmness: Adjustable
Cover: Cotton
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Adjustable firmness+Clinically proven to improve neck pain
Reasons to avoid
- Fear of leaking  

Waterbeds may be seen a little outdated, but the Mediflow Waterbase Fiberfill Pillow is the great way to achieve optimum firmness for your style of sleep. This is one of the best pillows for neck pain as you simply fill up the pillow to your desired firmness. There is the worry of a leak or spillage which definitely divides opinions on this pillow, but if you really don’t get on with it, it comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee! 

7. Homescapes Pure Wool Pillow

A classic firm wool pillow

Specifications
Best for: Plumpness
Filling: Wool
Firmness: Medium
Cover: Cotton
Hypoallergenic: No
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Firm but soft
Reasons to avoid
-Needs frequent plumping 

If you’re looking for a pillow with all natural filling, then we believe this is one of the best wool pillows on the market right now. It's surprisingly firm and doesn’t lose shape, so if you don’t like the idea of the latex filled pillow, this will give you the same amount of plumpness you desire, and at a cheaper cost. The Homescapes Pure Wool Pillow provides a soft even shape and good temperature regulation for a dreamy night’s sleep all year round.  

8. Silent Night Just Like Down Microfibre Pillow

A synthetic pillow which feels just like natural down

Specifications
Best for: Budget buy
Filling: Hollowfibre
Firmness: Soft
Cover: Microfibre
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Bargain price+Hypoallergenic
Reasons to avoid
-Loses plumpness quicker than down 

If you want all the comfort of the duck feather and down pillow but know it’ll set you sneezing, then this synthetic pillow comes with all the same softness, and a lower price tag. This pillow is only £10.00 and has been made to simulate the feel of down using a hollowfibre filling. It may not be the exact same feel as down, but it’s hypoallergenic and easily machine-washable.