Whether you get hot and sweaty easily, you're prone to neck pain, or you simply like a little added comfort, investing in a shredded memory foam pillow is a great way to round out your bed linens. As you start shopping around for the best shredded memory foam pillows, it helps to keep a few key considerations in mind.
First, think about your personal sleeping habits. Firmer, medium-size bamboo pillow queen size pillows tend to be better for side sleepers, while back and stomach sleepers will be more comfortable with softer pillows that are a bit thinner. If you can find one with adjustable loft, that's even better
Next, think about breathability. Shredded memory foam tends to be cooler to begin with, but there are also extra cooling properties available for folks who are especially prone to overheating. Charcoal memory foam is deodorizing, which makes it great for reducing odor. As for the cover, bamboo tends to be more breathable, while Tencel (a material that's made from dried wood pulp) king pillows absorbs moisture better to keep you from feeling sweaty.
Lastly, consider some additional qualities of the pillow's cover. Is the material soft and hypoallergenic? It's the part that touches your face, so this is important. Also, is it removable and machine-washable? You'll want to make sure it's easy to wash, so that you'll actually do so regularly.
What's great about it: If you're one of those people who hates the feeling of sinking into overly soft bed linens, this extra-firm memory foam pillow will be the perfect fit. It's made with shredded, orthopedic memory foam that's hypoallergenic and designed to stay firm, better aligning your head and neck with your spine. Not only that but it also has a convenient zipper that lets you add or remove foam from the inside to get it to the exact loft density you prefer. As for the cool bamboo cover, it's removable and machine-washable.