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2017 Best Memory Foam Pillow Reviews

Memory foam pillow gained the most positive feedback from its owners among other types. Surveys and product reviews show that memory foam pillow is recognized for its benefits. Memory foam pillows are not as expensive as latex or down feather pillows, but are not as cheap like microfiber or feather pillows. So in terms of pricing, satisfaction still goes to the memory foam pillow. Choosing the best night-time pillow become sort of trial and error affair due to confusion on the right material and features, however with memory foam pillows the process is more productive and a lot less stressful with the proper knowledge and understanding about it. Allow us to share with you our memory foam pillow buying guide to help you choose the best for your bedtime needs.

What is a memory foam pillow? A memory foam pillow is made of a special material made to conform and mold into shape through its reaction to temperature and pressure. Memory foam pillows create a mold around the shape of the head, neck, ears, shoulders, and any body part that come into contact with. Polyurethane or viscoelastic foam is a traditional type of memory foam pillow and considered the most common material used. Gel type memory foam pillows are more expensive and newer on the scene, made of thousands of small gel beads in addition to polyurethane, but have more benefits such as less heat retention, allowing a cooler sleep surface.

Memory foam pillows have different types which include contour, shredded, wedge and traditional. Made of slab viscoelastic foam, contour memory foam has a subtle groove and two ridges that run horizontally from one side to another. The grooves cradle the head, and the ridges provides maximum head stability and neck support. Contour memory foam pillows are best for those who have neck and who are back sleepers, given its contoured shape combined with good support nature of viscoelastic foam. Shredded memory foam pillows are usually oblong in shape, and are available in standard, queen and king sizes. Shredded memory foam pillows have relatively average height or loft, not too high and not too low, making these a good all-rounder for different sleeping positions. A shredded memory foam pillow is made of compacted tiny shreds foam pieces, allowing it to be more breathable so it does not trap the heat, providing a cooler sleep. A wedge memory foam pillow has shape of a giant triangle, which is used to prop the body up with its slanted with a gradual slope for various purposes. It has a very comfortable with a warm surface to lay back on, owing to its heat retaining and conforming nature material, and it’s recommended for those with medical reasons such as acid reflux, sinus issues and respiratory problem.