Pillows for Side Sleepers

It started with my first pregnancy. My Doctor told me to sleep on my left side, all the time if possible. Every so often, I would sleep on my right side, but I absolutely couldn’t sleep on my back or stomach. Sleeping on my side was a favorite position of mine but I missed being able to give my shoulder and hip relief by rolling onto my back or stomach. I tried lots of pillows: I tried two pillows, long pillows, pregnancy pillows, synthetic pillows, latex pillows, hard pillows, firm pillows… the list goes on and on! Here are the best pillows for side sleepers from a 4x pregnant Mama, a Brentwood Homes coupon and you’ll find that the best pillows for side sleepers aren’t what you would expect!

the best pillows for side sleepers

I’ve tried them all. Walmart pillows, department store pillows, mail order pillows…until I met latex. Years ago I bought a memory foam mattress that came with 2 latex pillows. I brushed off the 2 – $80 pillows that were included at the time but have been sleeping with them since. This was maybe 7 years ago. Recently, I went to TJMaxx and bought new pillows from a big name. They were a good price and seemed like great quality. I put two on my bed, two on my son’s beds and two on our twin beds. My sleep went downhill from there…plummeted is more like it.

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     I have been experiencing fatigue. The kind of fatigue that no amount of coffee can fix. It took me awhile to put two and two together…but it started around the same time I swapped out my pillow. When our Brentwood Homes Pillows arrived it dawned on me: My pillows were the source of my fatigue! I jumped for joy as I opened the rolled up review samples. Oh, thank God I thought. Once I figured out changing my pillow lead to side-sleeping misery, I was able to fix my fatigue just by reinstating a latex pillow at night. Heaven. I’m in Heaven!

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If you follow my blog, then you know I love USA made high quality companies that I know you’ll love too. Brentwood Homes has a huge selection of bedding for the whole family. Even baby and the dog. From the Aliso Feathered Gel Body Pillow seen below to the latex pillows I’m sleeping with, their made in the USA in California line is amazing. My husband, the sleep apnea King, adores his pillow too. As a large man, who enjoys sleeping in many positions, a good pillow is a must and he has only nice things to say about these!

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The best pillows for side sleepers from a 4x pregnant lady stuck sleeping on her side. Pregnancy forced me to become a side sleeper and I've tried every pillow. Walmart pillows, department store pillows and found the best!

     My favorite Brentwood Homes pillow? The caramel natural latex pillow. It’s both firm and supportive but my head just sinks in and I don’t put too much weight on my shoulder. Yes, we need a new mattress but the pillow helps a lot! I love latex pillows for side sleepers, It’s hard to explain but the filling in other pillows just doesn’t compare. It’s supportive but with a bounce. It’s not supportive because it’s packed tight and hard. Features include:

  • 100% Organic Cotton Cover
  • Molded All-Natural Latex
  • Traditional Pillow Shape
  • Never Requires Fluffing
  • Eco-institut Certified free of synthetic materials
  • Brentwood Home Coupon below for 10% off too!

     If you’re looking for pillows for side sleepers, and are perpetually uncomfortable like I am…then a good pillow can be a life saver! For me literally, who can live with that type of fatigue. With 4 small children, I don’t get much sleep. I need the hours I do get to matter and a good pillow is key. Since pregnancy has made me a perpetual side-sleeper, I need a good latex pillow so I get quality sleep, don’t wake up with shoulder pain and get as much rest as possible. How do you sleep and what pillow are you sleeping on?

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Disclosure:  I received product samples to facilitate my review. This post makes no attempts to diagnose, treat or provide individual recommendations. Please consult your physician.

47 thoughts on “Pillows for Side Sleepers

  • December 9, 2016 at 7:33 am
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    Nice! I have to sleep on my rightside or back. Can’t on my stomach because it hurts my neck. Can’t on my other side because I hurt my shoulder 20+ yrs ago and it still hurts. Pillows are the key to sleeping comfortable!

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  • December 9, 2016 at 9:17 am
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    I haven’t tried a latex pillow, but you make it sound appealing! I definitely need better sleep, here I am at 3 am with my frumpy pillow wishing I was asleep!

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  • December 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm
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    The only latex pillow I saw on the site was a wedge. Would like to try something new, my pillow boasts being a side sleeping pillow but it’s left much to be desired.

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    • December 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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      There are quite a few! I’m using the caramel natural latex pillow but there are many options. My shoulder is thankful!

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  • December 13, 2016 at 11:23 pm
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    When I was pregnant, my doc told me to sleep on my left side, too! I had a pregnancy pillow (I think it was a wedge) that I used to support my belly. Brentwood pillows look amazing!

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  • December 14, 2016 at 6:57 am
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    I have had a hard time with pillows throughout my life. Standard cotton ones start out super fluffy and then flatten out over time, memory foam holds its shape but offer no flexibility with positioning. I hate not being able to mold my pillow around my neck and shoulders just right. I thought I had the problem solved with a good down pillow but in the end it doesn’t have enough support and feathers inevitably poke through. I think I need to try latex for sure!

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  • December 14, 2016 at 11:54 am
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    I end up buying the cheaper pillows and they are just no good at all and last very little time. These sound terrific!

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  • December 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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    I am a side sleeper, I can’t get to sleep unless I’m laying on my left side. This looks like a great & comfy pillow.

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  • December 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm
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    This pillow looks awesome and so comfortable. I am a side sleeper and would love something like this.

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  • December 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm
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    This is just what I needed to know since I’ve become a side sleeper with my pregnancies.

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  • December 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm
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    I’m a side sleeper and use sleep apnea equipment. I have the worst time getting comfortable and maintaining a seal on my face mask. I deperately want to try these pillows.

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  • December 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm
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    This pillow looks so comfortable. Would love to have one.

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  • December 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    I think it is amazing that there are different pillows for different sleeping positions. These look amazing. My current pillow is so flat, it is definitely time to upgrade.

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  • December 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm
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    Me, me! I am a side sleeper. Not only that (ok, this is a lot of information, but …) occasionally a side drooler! That is unless I have a decent pillow. I had two good ones, but they have gotten ver old. I like everything that I read about this company!

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  • December 18, 2016 at 7:12 am
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    I have so many pillows on my bed, I call it my pillow fortress lol. I would LOVE to add some of these amazing pillows! Every single blog review I’ve read is just raving about them! My kids always steal my pillows too, so I’m sure they would love them as well!

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  • December 18, 2016 at 7:41 am
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    Your description sounds like me and my husband. I sleep only on my side, although I used to sleep only on my stomach. My husband snores, almost has sleep apnea, and sleeps in all positions. Its nice to know these pillows work for both.

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  • December 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm
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    I haven’t heard of Latex pillows before. I am a side sleeper and sometimes partially on my side and stomach with my arm under my pillow. I wake tired sometimes and never thought about my pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  • December 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm
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    I too have become a side sleeper and the pillows I have just don’t do it for me. I can’t find a pillow that is right for me. I wake up with a sore neck and painful shoulders every morning. Oh I wonder if these pillows would help me sleep better and help me wake up without all of my aches and pains. They really do sound like nice pillows. Thanks for the review….

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  • December 19, 2016 at 3:26 am
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    I could use a good pillow! The one I’m currently using is a cheap $10 pillow that I’ve used since 2001. It’s bad news!

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  • December 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    I love this review. I am a side sleeper and haven’t been sleeping well. I know a good pillow makes a world of difference to my health and fibromyalgia and I’d love to check these out. Thanks!

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:30 am
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    (Pillows for Side Sleepers) Their pillows sure sound like some pillows that my husband and I would enjoy using.

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  • December 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm
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    These pillows sound amazing, never require fluffing(!) and I love that they are a 100% Organic Cotton Cover. I would love to get a side sleeper pillow like you have shown here.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 10:55 pm
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    I think these pillow would be great to have. I have been wanting a good pillow.

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  • December 27, 2016 at 11:22 am
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    I, too, have spent so much money on pillows. Since I am a side sleeper, this sounds awesome!

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  • December 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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    I am mostly a side sleeper, but often wind up on my back. I’m currently using a latex pillow from a different brand. I am on a never ending (it seems) quest to find the best pillow and I haven’t tried the molded latex pillows yet.

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  • December 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    I am a side sleeper. But have struggled to find the perfect pillow. From what I have read…this would be perfect!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 2:10 am
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    Pills are an important part of my life. I’m always on the search for the perfect pillow, I give pillows as gifts and I just love them period.

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  • December 28, 2016 at 2:39 am
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    These are the pillows we need. We both sleep mainly on our sides.They look so comfortable.

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  • December 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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    I get tired too and it probably is because of my pillows. I like that they are natural and organic. And of course that they’re made in the USA!

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  • December 30, 2016 at 12:36 am
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    The Brentwood Side Sleeper Pillow looks ideal to hug and may help keep your body in better alignment for a more restful sleep.

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  • December 31, 2016 at 4:08 am
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    I have struggled to feel rested ever since I was preggo with my oldest kiddo. I think we really need a new mattress and pillows! We have Serta pillows right now, but I think I need something else. I sleep on my left side too!

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  • January 3, 2017 at 6:26 am
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    The Morrow memory foam pillow might be the one! I like that it retains its shape and never needs fluffing.

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  • January 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm
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    Like you I have been looking for the right pillow for years. This pillow sounds amazing. I am a side sleeper and partially on my stomach. Glad this molds to you and never needs fluffing. Thanks for the review.

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  • January 3, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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    These pillows look amazing! I am a side sleeper and currently using my pregnancy pillow even though I had my son almost 4 months ago. I too have shoulder issues when I sleep. Especially since I have large breasts.

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  • January 4, 2017 at 4:59 am
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    I have to say what great pillows to own especially this feature Never Requires Fluffing like that along with this one also Eco-institut Certified free of synthetic materials they look amazing

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  • January 5, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    I need this pillow so bad! I have been using the wrong pillows and I always have back and neck pain. Im a side sleeper so this would be perfect.

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  • January 5, 2017 at 11:48 pm
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    I like that they are 100% organic and never need fluffing. I have a feather pillow and end up with scratches no matter how many cases I put on it. I am also tired on feathers going everywhere when I change the cases.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 4:15 am
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    Wow! You sure do make these pillows sound amazing!

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  • January 6, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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    These pillows look so comfortable. I sure could use some nice ones. I am a side sleepier ,both sides and my old cheap pillows just arent doing the trick anymore. I like that this company does the natural stuff for its customers. I have heard great things about Brentwood but I have never had any of their products.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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    I am impressed that Brentwood is a USA company. These pillows sound awesome! I am anxious to try them.

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  • January 7, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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    I am a side sleeper and I have not found a good pillow yet, thank you for the review.

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